November 14, 2018

World Spotlight: Gambia

Gambia primary source set World Digital LibraryGambia country profile BBCGambia timeline BBCThe Gambia mapBooks & reports about GambiaWebcasts related to GambiaOral histories mentioning Gambia from the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and TrainingHistorical newspaper coverage of Gambia (through 1922)U.S. legislation related to GambiaGuide to Law Online: Gambia … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Syria

Syria country studySyria country profile BBCSyria country profileSyria timeline BBCPlaces in the News: SyriaSyria primary source set World Digital LibrarySyria mapsSyria image setBooks & reports about SyriaReport of the Syrian and Palestinian Relief Fund Sewing Rooms and Christian Herald Relief Fund Lace IndustryWebcasts related to SyriaSyrian dance song recordingsOriental Hymn Tunes: Egyptian and SyrianU.S. veteran oral histories (service … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance primary source set, includes teacher's guideHarlem Renaissance primary source iBookHarlem Renaissance recollections: oral historyHarlem Renaissance online exhibitionHarlem Renaissance artistsThe Harlem Community Art Center and the WPAThe Whites Invade Harlem WPA life history captured 1938Harlem rent parties WPA life history captured 1939Related resourcesLearning from the Source: The Negro Speaks of Rivers Learning from the Source: … [Read more...]

NHD 2016: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Civil Rights

Below you will find Library of Congress resources curated by TPS-Barat that relate to National History Day 2016 topic ideas from the Chicago Metro History Education Center. This set specifically focuses on civil rights but all topic ideas are related to the 2016 NHD theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History. More CMHEC topics will be referenced in subsequent posts.American Indians in Chicago during Progressive EraAmerican Indians Chicago: historic newspaper articles … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Greece

Greece primary source set World Digital LibraryGreece mapsGreece image setVideos and webcasts related to GreeceGreek related American life historiesGreece mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History CollectionVeteran oral histories including service in GreeceGreece sheet musicGreek song recordingsHistorical newspaper coverage: Greece 1836-1922Correspondence & reports related to Greece through 1899Books related to GreeceArticlesFALQs: The … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: France

Country Profile: FranceCreating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France online exhibitionFrance in America bilingual digital library siteFrance Allied with American Colonies February 6, 1778 from America's LibraryFrance primary source set World Digital LibraryFrance mapsFrance image setFrench image setFilms related to FranceFrance mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History CollectionFrench American life … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Spain

Spain country studyParallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier bilingual digital library siteSpain primary source set World Digital LibrarySpain mapsSpain image setSpanish image setTorcuato Zamora: Flamenco Guitar with Dancers from Furia Flamenco streaming webcastFilmsProcession at Séville and bullfighting scenes Dogs used as smugglers On the coast of the Bay of Biscay, FranceSpain mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Frederick A. Cook

How I reached the Pole audio recording by Frederick Albert CookFrederick A. Cook primary source setCook polar diaryFrederick A. Cook & the North Pole front-page newspaper coverageMore newspaper articles about Frederick A. Cook & the North PoleTopics in Chronicling America - The Race to the North PoleToday in History: Robert E. PearyFeatured Source: A coldness between them guided primary source analysis activitiesWho Discovered the North Pole? Smithsonian … [Read more...]

Today in History: Christmas

Today in History–December 25–the Library of Congress features Christmas. Although the exact origins of this holiday are uncertain, the Christian church in Rome observed the Feast of the Nativity on this date in the year 336. Today, Christmas celebrations include both religious and secular traditions. Discover more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources related to Christmas.Christmas image setFeatured ImagesChristmas Children’s … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Astronomy

Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond Library collectionUnderstanding the Cosmos primary source iBookAstronomy mapsAstronomy imagesAstronomy books and articlesHistorical newspaper coverage: astronomyAstronomy and other "Onomies" sheet musicThe old country fiddler on astronomy audio recordingAstronomy webcastsEveryday Mysteries: AstronomyU.S. legislation related to astronomyAstronomy: Selected Internet resourcesWomen in … [Read more...]