December 16, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Vietnam War

Vietnam Veteran collectionsPersonal Snapshots: Picturing the Vietnam War Select Vietnam veteran digitized collectionsVietnam War: Looking Back Part 1 Vietnam War: Looking Back Part 2 Vietnam War: Looking Back Part 3 Vietnam War: Looking Back Part 4All Vietnam veteran digitized oral history collections (some contain additional items such letters, photos, etc.)Vietnam War image setVice-President Lyndon B. Johnson standing among group of Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Today in History: Richard Nixon Visits China

Today in History–February 21–the Library of Congress features Richard Nixon, who began an eight-day visit to China on this day in 1972. President Nixon was the first U.S. president to visit the People's Republic of China since its founding in 1949. Find out a bit more about U.S.-Chinese relations by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary sources to gain some interesting perspectives on the 37th president of the United States who resigned from … [Read more...]

Today in History: Political Debates

Today in History–October 21–the Library of Congress features political debates, highlighting the final round of the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate which was televised on this day in 1960. Learn more about these "Great Debates", the Lincoln-Douglas debates, and the role of radio in presidential debates and addresses of the 1920s and 1930s by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more related primary sources.Political Cartoons and Public Debates primary … [Read more...]