Analyzing Primary Sources: Political Parties

Analyzing Primary Sources: Political Parties

In a fantastic series of posts on the Teaching with the Library blog, Educational Resources Specialist Colleen Call Smith details a number of different ways to dig into the Library’s Political Parties primary source set. Political Parties and Primary Sources: Civic ParticipationConsider ways in which oral histories provide a unique source for thinking about civic…

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…

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…

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: 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: 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…

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…

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)…