January 27, 2023

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 (1899) Pictured Story of the Tornado St. Louis, May 27, 1896 Omaha Tornado-Album images + text in German c. … [Read more...]

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) background & video, Social Welfare History Project Flint Sit-Down Strike … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: St. Louis

Pictorial St. Louis, a topographical survey Pictorial St. Louis – The Great Metropolis of the Mississippi Valley Teaching with the Library of Congress More St. Louis maps St. Louis images St. Louis films Sheet music related to St. Louis Veteran oral histories with service in St. Louis, Missouri The St. Louis Republic 01-01-1900 - 01-02-1906 Pictorial Guide to St. Louis More books & other texts related to St. Louis Related resources Today in History: … [Read more...]

Collections Spotlight: Floods & Landslides

Floods Flood images Flood maps Oral histories related to floods Flood sheet music Swept by Mighty Waters c. 1913 Books, reports and other texts related to floods U.S. historical newspaper coverage: flood disasters Johnstown Flood (1899): Topics in Chronicling America select articles & timeline Galveston Flood of 1900: Topics in Chronicling America select articles & timeline U.S. legislation related to flooding Johnstown Flood Disaster May 31, 1889 from … [Read more...]

Collection Connections: America’s Roadways

John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive Collection overview Free to Use and Reuse: Selections from the archive Roadside America Flickr album Roadside America Story Map Caught Our Eyes: Coffee and Donuts, Anyone? Picture This August 9, 2012 “Exclamation Points”—John Margolies Photographs of Roadside America Ready for Touring Picture This June 21, 2017 On the Road Again: Scouting Out "Roadside America" Sites Picture This October 12, 2017 Marvels of Roadside … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Luxembourg

Luxembourg maps Luxembourg images Entrance to the town, Luxembourg The town, Luxembourg Clustered roofs and spires of Luxembourg Quaint riverside houses and picturesque towers of the Upper Town, of historic Luxembourg Grocery store, Luxembourg Grand Duke of Luxembourg Prince Rupprecht (Bavaria) & Antonie of Luxemburg Marie Adelaide, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Grand Duchess - Luxemburg Grand Duchess Luxemburg Grand Duchess Charlotte of … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Chinese Exclusion Act

From the Library of Congress: The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was signed into law on May 6, 1882. Officially titled "An act to execute certain treaty stipulations relating to Chinese," the Chinese Exclusion Act prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers for ten years. It was extended in 1892 for another ten years by the Geary Act and then made permanent in 1902. In 1943, at a time when the United States and China were allies during World War II, the ban on Chinese immigration and … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Norman Mineta

From the Library of Congress Norman Yoshio Mineta (1931-2022) had a long and influential history in American politics and was a proponent of restitution for Japanese American families who were incarcerated during World War II. In 1971, Mineta was elected the first Japanese American mayor for his hometown of San Jose, California. He would later serve as a member of the House of Representatives for over twenty years, as the 33rd Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce from 2000 to … [Read more...]

Collections Spotlight: Ruth Muskrat Bronson

Ruth Muskrat image set Ruth Muskrat newspaper articles More Ruth Muskrat historical newspaper coverage Read a Speech by a Native American Activist from the Early 1920s PBS Roadshow Ruth Muskrat’s Speech to President Coolidge, December 13, 1923 Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College Mount Holyoke Alumna Embraced Both Parts of Her Cultural Identity Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College Ruth Muskrat Bronson: American Indian Activist and Advocate Ahead of Her Time … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Skiing

Downhill skiing, cross-country or Nordic skiing, ski jumping, and even water skiing—peer into the past and look to the future with these fun primary sources! Skiing image set Snow skiing image set Cross-country skiing images Ski area maps 20th-century historical newspaper coverage of skiing How to ski and how not to 1914 book More books about skiing U.S. legislation related to skiing Women of Winter Sports: The First U.S. Olympic Ski Medalists Headlines & … [Read more...]