Collections Spotlight: Disability Resources

Collections Spotlight: Disability Resources

U.S. legislation Disability Law in the United States: A Beginner’s Guide Global Legal Monitor articles: disability Historical newspaper coverage: disability Disability books, reports & other texts Disability awareness image set Disability image set World War I Era Disability Photos Blind persons image set How do those who are blind or who have low vision access…

Collections Spotlight: LGBTQ+ Resources

Collections Spotlight: LGBTQ+ Resources

LGBTQ Activism and Contributions primary source set with teacher’s guide LGBTQ+ primary source set Photographs Posters Texts Select newspaper articles LGBTQ Activism & Contritbutions primary source set with teacher’s guide Serving in Silence: LGBTQ+ Veterans The History of Pride story map LGBTQ histories ONE Digital Archives USC LGBTQ resources Story Corps Speaking Out: LGBT Veterans…

Primary Source Spotlight: Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Primary Source Spotlight: Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

In the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Library of Congress is collecting images, maps, web content and many more primary sources in order to, in the words of collection development officer Joe Puccio, “acquire and what a researcher in a hundred years will need to see from what is being produced today.” Learn…

Timely Connections: Foundational Lessons in Democracy & Civil Discourse

Timely Connections: Foundational Lessons in Democracy & Civil Discourse

“Conspiracy theories run amok. Fear of spies and meddling in American politics at the highest levels by foreign powers. A bipartisan divide so bitter that the federal government moves to muzzle what many politicians believe to be a biased, out-of-control news media.” Current events? Actually, the excerpt paints a picture of the political climate during…

Today in History: Halloween

Today in History: Halloween

Today in History–October 31–the Library of Congress features Halloween. On this day many Americans celebrate spookiness and becoming someone else by dressing in costumes. To learn more about the origins of this fun-filled holiday and ideas for finding unique Halloween primary sources, visit the Today in History section then click the links below to access more primary sources related to Halloween, ghosts,…