October 24, 2021

World Spotlight: Spain

Spain country study Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier bilingual digital library site Spain primary source set World Digital Library Spain maps Spain image set Spanish image set Torcuato Zamora: Flamenco Guitar with Dancers from Furia Flamenco streaming webcast Films Procession at Séville and bullfighting scenes Dogs used as smugglers On the coast of the Bay of Biscay, France Spain 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 Cook Frederick A. Cook primary source set Cook polar diary Frederick A. Cook & the North Pole front-page newspaper coverage More newspaper articles about Frederick A. Cook & the North Pole Topics in Chronicling America - The Race to the North Pole Today in History: Robert E. Peary Featured Source: A coldness between them guided primary source analysis activities Who 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 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 with teacher’s guide Nevada resource guide 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 Nevada map QFT lesson plan … [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 with Teacher’s Guide Iowa-focused primary source sets address national and international history as well as Iowa-specific history Iowa's People & Places primary & secondary sources Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Iowa maps Iowa images Iowa sheet music Iowa songs & oral histories Iowa books & other texts Iowa historical newspapers Iowa broadsides & printed ephemera Lao Natasinh … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Georgia, USA

Georgia stories from America’s Library Georgia primary source set with teacher’s guide Georgia resource guide 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 5TH Grade Teacher Notes for the Georgia Standards of Excellence in … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: South Carolina

South Carolina stories from America’s Library South Carolina primary source set with teacher’s guide South Carolina resource guide 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 … [Read more...]