Finding Resources: Newspaper Navigator

Finding Resources: Newspaper Navigator

The Newspaper Navigator is an app that provides a way to search and browse visual content—photos, illustrations, maps, comics, editorial cartoons, headlines and advertisements—from Chronicling America between the years of 1900-1963.  When using the search function, you are first searching headlines and captions related to the visual content. Type your search term(s) into the…

World Spotlight: Sudan

World Spotlight: Sudan

Sudan primary source set from the World Digital Library Sudan maps Sudan images Books and reports about Sudan U.S. historical newspaper coverage about Sudan Video recordings related to Sudan Alan Lomax Collection items: Sudan U.S. legislation related to Sudan Sudan – Places in the News January 2011 Global Legal Monitor articles: Sudan Guide to Law Online: Sudan Guide…

Primary Source Spotlight: Reconstruction
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Primary Source Spotlight: Reconstruction

Civil War & Reconstruction Primary Source Set Reconstruction images Reconstruction sheet music Newspaper articles related to Reconstruction 1865-99 Books and other texts related to Reconstruction Oral histories related to Reconstruction Abolition and Reconstruction map Mapping Occupation – U.S. Army posts during Reconstruction University of Georgia Jim Crow & Segregation primary source set & teachers’ guide…

Primary Source Spotlight: Teachers

Primary Source Spotlight: Teachers

Teacher image set Teaching image set Teacher sheet music Teacher oral histories Free to Use and Reuse: Teachers & Students primary source set Books about teachers and teaching More texts about teachers and teaching Historical newspaper coverage related to the teaching profession Legislation related to teachers Legislation related to teacher appreciation week Related resources

Collections Spotlight: Harry Belafonte

Collections Spotlight: Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte image set Remembering Harry Belafonte primary source set A Time for Freedom video (5:29) Off the record interview with Harry Belafonte (audio) 1987 Harry Belafonte interview (transcript) 2019 Legendary Folk Singer Odetta speaks of Harry Belafonte in video interview (24:10) Historical newspaper coverage of Harry Belafonte “Calypso”—Harry Belafonte 2017 essay  RIP Harry Belafonte…

Primary Source Spotlight: Victoria Woodhull

Primary Source Spotlight: Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull was a woman suffrage and labor reform activist and the first female candidate for U.S. President. She ran on the Equal Right’s Party ticket in 1872 with Frederick Douglass as the Vice Presidential candidate, running against Republican president Ulysses S. Grant and Democratic candidate Horace Greeley. Victoria Woodhull historical newspaper coverage The Judiciary Committee of the…

Primary Source Spotlight: Frances Perkins

Primary Source Spotlight: Frances Perkins

Frances Perkins images Frances Perkins historical newspaper coverage Correspondence and other texts related to Frances Perkins Frances Perkins Columbia University Libraries Oral History Research Office Contemporary legislation related to Frances Perkins Frances Perkins: Architect of the New Deal JSTOR Daily Promoting the General Welfare: Frances Perkins In Custodia Legis Frances Perkins, the Woman Behind FDR…

Collections Spotlight: Civilian Conservation Corps

Collections Spotlight: Civilian Conservation Corps

Civilian Conservation Corps images Civilian Conservation Corps reports & other texts Olmsted Associates Records related to the Civilian Conservation Corps Civilian Conservation Corps historical newspaper coverage 1933-1942 Modern U.S. legislation related to the Civilian Conservation Corps PBS American Experience: Civilian Conservation Corps Roosevelt’s Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps Digital Public Library of America exhibition…

Primary Source Spotlight: Buffalo Soldiers

Primary Source Spotlight: Buffalo Soldiers

On June 28, 1866, the U.S. Congress passed An Act to Increase and Fix the Military Peace Establishment of the United States, which established four segregated African American infantry regiments and two cavalry regiments: the Ninth Cavalry, the Tenth Cavalry, the Thirty-eighth Infantry, the Thirty-ninth Infantry, the Fortieth Infantry, and the Forty-first Infantry. According to…

Collections Spotlight: Earthquakes

Collections Spotlight: Earthquakes

Earthquake damage photos Earthquake films & videos Earthquake maps Earthquake oral histories And behold there was a great earthquake, an Easter anthem sheet music Books, reports & other texts about earthquakes U.S. historical newspaper coverage: earthquakes U.S. legislation related to earthquakes Global Legal Monitor articles related to earthquakes U.S. Geological Survey: Earthquake Hazards Library blog…

Collections Spotlight: Tornadoes

Collections Spotlight: Tornadoes

Tornado images Tornado scenes in St. Louis 1896 Insurance map illustrating scope of damage by tornado in Gainesville, Georgia Tornado sheet music U.S. historical newspaper coverage related to tornadoes Books America’s Greatest Flood and Tornado Calamity c. 1913 The Great Tornado of 1821 in New Hampshire A Modern Herculaneum: Story of the New Richmond Tornado…

Primary Source Spotlight: Flint Sit-Down Strike

Primary Source Spotlight: Flint Sit-Down Strike

Labor strategists confer with heads image Jan. 12, 1937 Head of U.A.W. (United Auto Workers) Women’s Auxiliary kitchen set up in a restaurant image Jan.-Feb., 1937 More Flint strike photos Flint factory video Flint sit down 1936-37 historical newspaper coverage Flint strike 1936-37 historical newspaper coverage The Flint, Michigan, Sit-Down Strike resource guide Flint Sit-Down Strike (1936-1937)…