August 19, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Robert Frost

Christmas Greetings from Robert Frost From the Catbird Seat December 24, 2014First Drafts: Poem for a President Library of Congress blog January 29, 2013Stay Gold: Robert Frost and First Poems From the Catbird Seat June 5, 2013Robert Frost Reads Poem at JFK's Inauguration January 20, 1961 from America's Library"Dedication" Robert Frost's Presidential Inaugural Poem typescript with Frost's holograph script corrections in inkThe Poetry of Robert Frost: "Dedication"Featured … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Dedication by Robert Frost

Above is the first page of Robert Frost's poem "Dedication" with his handwritten edits. First read the final version of this poem. How does this poem make you feel? Why do you think Frost might have written this poem? Who do you think was the audience for the poem? Include specific examples from the poem in your responses.Referring back to the final version, write a brief summary of the content of this poem and its main theme. Then review the complete poem with Frost's handwritten edits. … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Poetry

April certainly is not the cruelest month if you're looking for poetry resources from the Library of Congress. LOC.gov has loads of treasures to choose from.Teaching resourcesPrimary Source Learning: Poets & PoetryLibrary collections with significant poetry-related contentPSN poet primary source collectionsSherwood Anderson Gwendolyn Brooks Billy Collins Emily Dickinson Paul Laurence Dunbar Ralph Waldo Emerson Robert Frost Langston Hughes James … [Read more...]

Today in History: John F. Kennedy Assassinated

Today in History–November 22–the Library of Congress features John F. Kennedy, assassinated on this day in 1963. Find out more about this tragic day in our nation's history by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more resources and individual primary sources related to the 35th president of the United States.Primary sourcesLetter, John F. Kennedy to Clare Boothe Luce thanking the congresswoman for a good luck coin, 29 September 1942 Documents … [Read more...]