October 16, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks was born on Nov. 30, 1912 and died on March 7, 2006. A highly influential photographer, he contributed to the Farm Security Administration, Life Magazine, and Vogue, and also wrote books and poetry, composed music, and directed movies.Gordon Parks photographsTrumpet Awards honorees Tom Bradley, Gordon Parks, Maya Angelou and others 1994 photographGordon Parks mention in The Detroit tribune. (Detroit, Mich.), 06 Nov. 1948Gordon Parks in Today in HistoryGordon … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Enemy Aliens & Internment During the World Wars

World War IHistorical newspaper coverageEnemy alien historical newspaper coverage 1917-19 German internment historical newspaper coverage 1917-19Political cartoonsStripped! N.Y. Evening World c1917 Showing them up - see the Herald's enemy alien list I April 12, 1917 The Limit New York Herald March 3, 1918 The Breath of the Hun New York Herald March 28, 1918ImagesInternment camp, Fort Douglas Street of internment camp, Fort Douglas Germans being … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: James Reese Europe

James Reese Europe biographyAfrican-American History Month: James Reese Europe In the Muse blog February 24, 2010James Reese Europe imagesRagtime Dance: Castle Walk filmRagtime Dance: One Step Variation filmJames Reese Europe song recordingsJames Reese Europe sheet musicJames Reese Europe: timeline & select newspaper articlesMore James Reese Europe historic newspaper coverageClef Club historic newspaper coverage369th Infantry historic newspaper … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Snow

Snow imagesSnowflake imagesCCSS K-5 writing promptsSnow-related filmsThe first sleigh-ride 1897 Sleighing scene 1898 Montreal Fire Department on runners (sleigh) 1901 Esquimaux village Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec 1902Snow-related song recordingsLand of snow and a thousand lakes (Tuhatjärvien lumien maa) Snow deer Snow flakes waltz When the snow birds cross the valleySnow sheet musicSnowflake sheet musicPicnic … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Sioux (Dakota) & Sitting Bull

Sioux imagesDakota imagesSioux ghost dance (film)Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear: Sioux and Mandan Hidatsa storytelling and music from North Dakota streaming webcastOral history interviews mentioning Sioux indiansIndian fanfares: The Camanche revel, The Sioux gaillarde, The Manitou air dancePoems from Sioux and Chippewa songsBooks related to the SiouxTexts related to the Dakota and the SiouxSioux indian historic newspaper coverageDakota indian … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Wampanoag

The Wampanoag the tribe in Massachusetts is famous for having helped the Pilgrims to survive the first difficult winters in America. Learn more by clicking through to the links below.ImagesWampanoag image set Massasoit and his warriors Massasoit--On his way to meet the Pilgrims and sign the Peace Treaty Goffe rallying the men of Hadley [in defense of Indian attack during King Philip's War, Hadley, Mass., 1675-76]Historical newspaper coverageMassasoit … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Thomas Paine

Common Sense 1776image of original cover pageAmerican Treasures: Thomas Paine’s Common SensePlain truth; addressed to the inhabitants of America, containing, remarks on a late pamphlet, entitled Common sense signed “Rationalis”image of original cover pageThe American crisis (No. 1) transcriptionimage of original cover pageMore Thomas Paine writings Thomas Paine National Historical AssociationThomas Paine correspondenceThomas Paine historical newspaper … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Flight & Planes

The Dream of Flight online exhibitionWith Wings as Eagles: From Fantasy to Flight (primary source sets documenting the history of flight)Today in History: Wright Brothers First FlightPlane imagesAirplane imagesSelect airplane newspaper coverage New York Times & New York Tribune 1916-1919Airplane historic newspaper coverage through 1922Airplane flight historic newspaper coverage through 1922Airplane books & reportsColonel Roosevelt is invited to fly in … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Architecture

Architecture primary source setLibrary architecture collectionsAmerican Treasures of the Library of Congress: Architecture & Design Architecture, Design, and Engineering Drawings collection Brumfield Collection images of the architecture of the Russian North, including Siberia Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South collection Gottscho-Schleisner Collection U.S. architectural styles and trends Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse timelineSamuel Morse: Artist, Politician, PhotographerSamuel Morse: Invention of the TelegraphSamuel F.B. Morse Sent the First Telegraphic Message from America’s LibraryWhat Hath God Wrought? curator video about first telegramSamuel Morse image setSamuel Morse historic newspaper coverageSamuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793 to 1919 (see collection highlights below)Art & Travel Childhood & Family Life … [Read more...]