May 31, 2020

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 set Featured Images Christmas Children’s … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Astronomy

Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond Library collection Understanding the Cosmos primary source iBook Astronomy maps Astronomy images Astronomy books and articles Historical newspaper coverage: astronomy Astronomy and other "Onomies" sheet music The old country fiddler on astronomy audio recording Astronomy webcasts Everyday Mysteries: Astronomy U.S. legislation related to astronomy Astronomy: Selected Internet resources Women in … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Symbols

Symbols of the United States primary source set, includes teacher's guide Symbols of the United States primary source iBook Liberty bell Statue of Liberty American flag Star Spangled Banner American eagle Great seal of the United States Uncle Sam The White House Washington Monument Yankee Doodle Dandy … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Nevada

Nevada stories from America’s Library Nevada primary source set Nevada maps Nevada images Nevada sheet music Nevada songs & oral histories Nevada films and webcasts Nevada books & other texts Correspondence related to Nevada Nevada historical newspapers Nevada: U.S. legislation Nevada Guide to Law Online Primary Election Laws: Nevada In Custodia Legis blog February 22, 2016 More U.S. state primary source collections … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Russia & the former Soviet Union

These primary source collections relate to Russia as well as the former Soviet Union. Russia primary source set World Digital Library Soviet Union primary source set World Digital Library Treaty on the Creation of the Soviet Union — Signed, Sealed, and Delivered? In Custodia Legis blog January 8, 2013 Meeting of Frontiers, Russia & America in Alaska bilingual, multimedia English-Russian digital library Prokudin-Gorskii Collection color photos from the Russian empire … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Iowa

Iowa stories from America’s Library Iowa primary source set Iowa-focused primary source sets address national and international history as well as Iowa-specific history Iowa maps Iowa images Iowa sheet music Iowa songs & oral histories Iowa books & other texts Iowa historical newspapers Iowa broadsides & printed ephemera Lao Natasinh Dance Troupe of Iowa webcast Writers from Iowa's International Writer's Program Read From Their Work Iowa: U.S. … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Georgia, USA

Georgia stories from America’s Library Georgia primary source set Georgia maps Georgia: select images More Georgia images Georgia sheet music Georgia songs & oral histories Georgia WPA life histories Georgia books & other texts Georgia historical newspapers Georgia legislation Georgia Guide to Law Online City Spotlight: Columbus, Georgia More U.S. state primary source collections … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: South Carolina

South Carolina stories from America’s Library South Carolina primary source set South Carolina maps South Carolina books & articles South Carolina historical newspapers South Carolina sheet music South Carolina oral histories, songs & dialect recordings South Carolina WPA life histories South Carolina images South Carolina legislation South Carolina Guide to Law Online Primary Election Laws: South Carolina In Custodia Legis blog February 22, 2016 Today … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Great Seal of the United States

Images Great Seal of the United States Reverse of the great seal of the United States Detail of northwest medallion at base (Great Seal of the United States) - District of Columbia War Memorial Great Seal of The United States made with lace Pic of the Week: A Great Seal Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business blog post April 29, 2011 Great seal of the U.S. embossing machine Affixes U.S. seal to all state documents Parade viewing stand with the Great Seal of the … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: New Hampshire

New Hampshire stories from America’s Library New Hampshire primary source set New Hampshire maps New Hampshire books & articles Correspondence related to New Hampshire New Hampshire oral histories & songs New Hampshire sheet music New Hampshire films Pictorial Americana: Selected images of New Hampshire New Hampshire images from American Memory More New Hampshire images New Hampshire legislation New Hampshire Guide to Law Online Today in History: … [Read more...]