August 19, 2018

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: Weather

Congress requires US military to collect weather data 1870Weather Forecasting Among Services to [House] MembersWeather forecasting primary source set, includes teacher's guideMore weather forecasting primary sourcesWeather instruments primary source setWeather vanes primary source setWeather bureau primary source setWeather Service primary source setMeteorological stations primary source setWeather emergencies primary source setWeather sheet … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Alexander Hamilton

Today in History: Alexander Hamilton background information & select primary sourcesAlexander Hamilton Papers Library of Congress Blog August 29, 2017Alexander Hamilton Papers collectionAlexander Hamilton image setAlexander Hamilton items in the Creating the United States online exhibitionReport of the Committee of Detail with annotations by Alexander Hamilton Report of the Committee of Style with annotations by Alexander Hamilton A Champion to Challenge Alexander … [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]Historic newspaper coverageMassasoit 1838-1922 King … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: The Seminoles

Seminole image setPolitical cartoons related to the SeminolesMaps related to the SeminolesSeminole song recordingsBooks about the SeminolesIndian Chieftain newspaper 1882-1902Seminole Indians historic newspaper coverage through 1922Modern-day legislation related to the SeminolesSkulls, Scalps and Seminoles: Science and Violence in Florida, 1800-1842 streaming webcastSeminole Chief OsceolaOsceola in Florida background Osceola of Florida portrait … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Bats & Vampires

BatsBats: Spooky Superheroes? Folklife Today blog October 27, 2016Creatures of the Night: Bats Inside Adams blog, October 31, 2012"Unsuccessful effort to draw bats from the belfry of W.A. White" sketch by Theodore RooseveltBat image setBat wildlife reports (California, South Dakota, Utah, United States; Alberta, Canada; New Zealand)Vampires"The press" and "Vampire press" in Three Parts 1889The Vampires of Onset, Past and Present 1892The Vampire of the … [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: Dance

Curated collections of LOC.gov linksCollection Spotlight: Katherine Dunham Selections Primary Source Spotlight: Martha Graham Today in History: George M. Cohan Today in History: Bob Fosse Today in History: Stravinsky & BalanchineOnline ExhibitionsAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater: 50 Years Cultural Ambassador to the World American Ballet Theatre: Touring the Globe for 75 Years Politics and the Dancing Body Serge Diaghilev and His World: A Centennial … [Read more...]