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…

World Spotlight: Ireland

World Spotlight: Ireland

Ireland maps Ireland images Ireland books & reports Printed ephemera, personal narratives & other texts related to Ireland Sheet music related to Ireland Song & oral history recordings related to Ireland Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Ireland Recorded webcasts related to Ireland U.S. legislation related to Ireland Global Legal Monitor Ireland articles Guide…

World Spotlight: Switzerland

World Spotlight: Switzerland

Switzerland country profile BBC Switzerland timeline BBC Switzerland primary source set from the World Digital Library Switzerland map More Switzerland maps Basel, Switzerland map Switzerland images Films Bataille de fleurs et défilé de chars, I 1897 Scene in the Swiss village at Paris Exposition 1900 Swiss village, no. 2 1900 Swiss related webcasts Jung & Aging: Bringing to Life the…

Today in History: Halifax Explosion

Today in History: Halifax Explosion

Today in History–December 6–TPS-Barat features the Halifax explosion, which occurred on this day in 1917. The largest man-made explosion in history, killed nearly 2,000, injured around 9,000, and left approximately 6,000 people homeless. It’s a story of local devastation but also of multinational cooperation. Click the primary sources and other resources below to learn more….

World Spotlight: Sweden

World Spotlight: Sweden

Sweden primary source set from the World Digital Library Sweden maps Sweden image set Swede personal narratives Swede oral history interviews U.S. veteran oral histories (service in Sweden) Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Sweden Swedish American Song Swedish sheet music Swedish song recordings Books, articles and other texts about Sweden Thomas Jefferson correspondence…

Primary Source Spotlight: Navajo

Primary Source Spotlight: Navajo

Navajo image set More Navajo images Navajo books, reports & other documents Indian (Navajo) Land Cessions in the U.S. 1784-1894 Historical newspaper coverage: Navajo Indians The Navajo mentions in personal narratives Navajo related oral history audio recordings Oral history stories of the Long Walk Navajo code talkers veterans oral histories Code Talkers historical newspaper articles Navajo…

Today in History: Spanish Civil War

Today in History: Spanish Civil War

Today in History–July 17–the Library of Congress features the Spanish Civil War, which began on this date in 1936. Often considered a precursor to World War II, the military contest between left-wing forces and fascists attracted international involvement on both sides. The war lasted nearly three years and ended when  Nationalist troops led by Francisco Franco overcame Republic forces and…

Primary Source Spotlight: Slavery (U.S.)

Primary Source Spotlight: Slavery (U.S.)

Library slavery collections Slave narratives Frederick Douglass primary source set Frances Ann Kemble primary source set Books Correspondence & early texts Other texts Legislation Slavery newspapers Slavery maps Slave song recordings Slavery sheet music Slavery image set Slavery political cartoons PSN curated primary source collections related to slavery Library blog posts related to slavery Primary Source…

Primary Source Learning: Oral Histories & Personal Narratives

Primary Source Learning: Oral Histories & Personal Narratives

LOC.gov contains numerous oral history and personal narrative resources. Check out the lists below! Teaching resources Analyzing Primary Sources: Learning from Oral Histories Learning from the Source: Chicago Meatpackers & the Unions Learning from the Source: Digital Stories of Our Heroes Learning from the Source: Media & Migrant Laborer Perspectives Primary Source Learning: September 11,…

State Spotlight: Texas

State Spotlight: Texas

Texas stories from America’s Library Texas primary source set with Teacher’s Guide Texas maps Pictorial Americana: selected images of Texas More Texas images Texas historical films Texas sheet music Songs & oral histories related to Texas Texas veterans oral histories Texas personal narratives from the American Folklife Center Texas Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers’ Project Texas stories: Voices From the Days of Slavery Texas books & other texts 1800-1929…