Primary Source Spotlight: Indigenous Code Talkers

Primary Source Spotlight: Indigenous Code Talkers

Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008. Pub. L. 110–420, Oct. 15, 2008, 122 Stat. 4774 , recognizing Native American code talkersRecognized the contributions of code talkers from thirteen other Native American nations: Assiniboine, Chippewa and Oneida, Choctaw, Comanche, Cree, Crow, Hopi, Kiowa, Menominee, Mississauga, Muscogee, Sac and Fox, and Sioux Choctaw Code Talkers Recognition Act…

Collections Spotlight: The Green Man, Jack in the Green & Robin Hood

Collections Spotlight: The Green Man, Jack in the Green & Robin Hood

Learn about the Green Man, a figure from traditional folk culture, in this series of posts from the Library of Congress Folklife Today blog. Then click the links to related resources from the Library’s digital collections. Green Man Folklife Today blog posts More Library blog posts Historical newspaper resources Page about Jack in the Green…

World Spotlight: Antarctica

World Spotlight: Antarctica

Antarctica primary source set from the World Digital Library Antarctica maps Antarctica images Books and reports about Antarctica U.S. historical newspaper coverage about Antarctica Event recordings related to Antarctica Oral histories of U.S. veterans with service in Antarctica U.S. legislation related to Antarctica Guide to Law Online: Antarctica Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting XLIV 2022 Story Map: History of…

Primary Source Spotlight: Yellowstone National Park

Primary Source Spotlight: Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone became the United States’ first national park on March 1, 1872. Act Establishing Yellowstone National Park: Primary Documents in American History Report upon the Yellowstone National Park to the Secretary of the Interior 1879 Creating Yellowstone National Park legislation primary source set Yellowstone National Park images Yellowstone National Park maps Yellowstone Park Guide: A…

Today in History: Paul Robeson

Today in History: Paul Robeson

Today in History–September 04–the Library of Congress features Paul Robeson, who sang at an outdoor concert near Peekskill, New York, to a mixed-race audience of more than 20,000 people on this date in 1949. Violence followed the performance. Learn more about the Peekskill Riots and this artist, activist, and polymath/polyglot by visiting the Today in History section and then clicking the…

World Spotlight: Turkey

World Spotlight: Turkey

Turkey primary source set from the World Digital Library Turkey maps Turkey images Books and reports about Turkey U.S. historical newspaper coverage about Turkey Video recordings related to Turkey Oral histories of U.S. veterans with service in Turkey Alan Lomax Collection items: Turkey U.S. legislation related to Turkey Global Legal Monitor articles: Turkey Guide to Law Online: Turkey…

Primary Source Spotlight: Fire!

Primary Source Spotlight: Fire!

Wildfire image set Forest fires image set Southern California wildfire overview : 10/30/03 Preliminary survey of burned areas, Yellowstone National Park and adjoining national forests : October, 1988 Climate & Wildfires in the 21st Century 2014-10-09 Observing, Fighting and Mitigating Damage from Wildfires 2007-10-17 Forest fires and mountain topography personal narrative 1996 Firefighting on Dry…

Primary Source Spotlight: Geronimo

Primary Source Spotlight: Geronimo

Geronimo image set U.S. historical newspaper coverage of Geronimo 1870-1910 U.S. historical newspaper coverage of Geronimo and President Roosevelt 1905 Geronimo’s Story of his Life 1906 related newspaper article from The Oglala Light The Pursuit of the Apache Chief: A Story of the Campaign Against Geronimo 1920 When Geronimo Rode 1924 A Chiracahua Apache’s Account…

Today in History: Executive Orders 9980 & 9981

Today in History: Executive Orders 9980 & 9981

Today in History–July 26–the Primary Source Nexus features two presidential edicts signed by President Harry S. Truman on this date in 1948. Executive Orders 9980 and 9981 mandated, respectively, that “All personnel actions taken by Federal appointing officers shall be based solely on merit and fitness. . .” and “equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons…

Primary Source Spotlight: Philippine-American War

Primary Source Spotlight: Philippine-American War

Philippine-American War: Topics in Chronicling America timeline and select newspaper articles More U.S. historical newspaper coverage of Philippine War 1898-1902 Maps: Spanish-American War – Philippines Political cartoons: Spanish-American War – Philippines Images: Spanish-American War – Philippines Films: Spanish-American War – Philippines Manila, or Monroe doctrine? (c 1898) Anti-Carnegie scraps and comments (1899) An epitome of historical events and…

Primary Source Spotlight: South African Apartheid

A total view of South Africa lecture – novelist Alan Paton speaks on apartheid 1977 audio recording System of apartheid in South Africa Law Library report February 1991 South African Apartheid image set Historical U.S. newspaper coverage related to South African Apartheid from 1948 on South African Apartheid mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History…

Primary Source Spotlight: Victory Gardens

Primary Source Spotlight: Victory Gardens

Victory garden posters FSA/OWI Collection photos: Victory gardens and Victory gardeners More Victory garden images Chicago Victory Gardens: Yesterday and Tomorrow video Pamphlets Victory Gardens historical newspaper coverage 1918-1919 Victory Gardens historical newspaper coverage 1940-1945 116 HRES 937 IH: Recognizing the important role Victory Gardens played in America’s World War efforts Online exhibitions Articles &…