August 9, 2022

Primary Source Spotlight: Mississippi River

Mississippi River maps Mississippi River images Civil War Mississippi River Fleet image set The River 1938 film Audio recordings related to the Mississippi River songs & oral histories The Mississippi River 1851 sheet music Correspondence related to the Mississippi River Reports & other texts related to the Mississippi River Mississippi River historical newspaper articles & advertisements 1900 and later U.S. legislation related to the Mississippi … [Read more...]

Collection Connections: America’s Roadways

John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive Collection overview Free to Use and Reuse: Selections from the archive Roadside America Flickr album Roadside America Story Map Caught Our Eyes: Coffee and Donuts, Anyone? Picture This August 9, 2012 “Exclamation Points”—John Margolies Photographs of Roadside America Ready for Touring Picture This June 21, 2017 On the Road Again: Scouting Out "Roadside America" Sites Picture This October 12, 2017 Marvels of Roadside … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Luxembourg

Luxembourg maps Luxembourg images Entrance to the town, Luxembourg The town, Luxembourg Clustered roofs and spires of Luxembourg Quaint riverside houses and picturesque towers of the Upper Town, of historic Luxembourg Grocery store, Luxembourg Grand Duke of Luxembourg Prince Rupprecht (Bavaria) & Antonie of Luxemburg Marie Adelaide, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Grand Duchess - Luxemburg Grand Duchess Luxemburg Grand Duchess Charlotte of … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Easter

Easter images Easter hymns Easter sheet music Easter song recordings from the National Jukebox Easter song & oral history recordings from the Folklife Center Easter films Easter books Easter Sunday historical newspaper coverage Library of Congress blog posts Easter Week Illuminations Happy Easter Here Comes Peter Cottontail: Some Cultural History On the Bunny Trail: In Search of the Easter Bunny Songs for the Easter Season: Polyphonic Singing from the … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Egypt

Egypt country study Egypt country profile BBC Egypt timeline BBC Places in the News: Lebanon July 2005 November 2011 August 2013 May 2016 Egypt primary source set World Digital Library Egypt maps Egypt image set Sheet music related to Egypt Song recordings related to Egypt Books & articles about Egypt Films & webcasts related to Egypt U.S. veteran oral histories (service in Egypt) Oral histories mentioning Egypt from the Foreign Affairs … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Fathers

Images Fathers image set Dad image set Daddy image set Father's Day image set Father & son banquet (poster) Books The Father and Daughter: A Tale 1812 The Job of Being a Dad c1923 Articles Memories of My Father 1940 article Elsie Bell Grosvenor Honor Your Father . . . At Least Once a Year Wise Guide June 2003 Poems Gratitude to a Father 1730 Father 1912 The Father of a Soldier 1918 The California Daddy c1938-40 Proud Father audio … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Teachers & Teaching

“The trouble is that we don’t always realize how important teachers are, in music or in anything else. Teaching is probably the noblest profession in the world — the most unselfish, difficult, and honorable profession. It is also the most unappreciated, underrated, underpaid, and underpraised profession in the world.” Leonard Bernstein Teacher images Week of the Teacher primary source album Teacher Teacher sheet music Audio recordings related to teaching and teachers Books and … [Read more...]

Analyzing Primary Sources: Tools & Guides

Primary sources, as described by the Library of Congress, "are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects that were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts that retell, analyze, or interpret events, usually at a distance of time or place. Bringing young people into close contact with these unique, often profoundly personal documents and objects can give them a sense of what it was like to be alive during a long-past era. Helping … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Presidential Inaugurations

"I Do Solemnly Swear..." U.S. Presidential Inaugurations primary source sets “I Do Solemnly Swear...” Inaugural Materials from the Collections of the Library of Congress online exhibition Inaugurations: Stepping into History presentation An Orderly Transition The Inaugural Address Looking Back and Looking Ahead Select historical newspaper articles The Inaugural--The Past Reign, the Coming Reign The Herald (New York [N.Y.]), March 7, 1837 (Martin Van Buren) William … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Autumn

Autumn images Fall season images Autumn song recordings Autumn sheet music Books and other texts related to Autumn The Sparkling Diamond: Fall Season 1880 Autumn: U.S. historical newspapers "Autumn" poem by Helen Keller, 27 October 1893 Free to Use and Reuse primary source set: Autumn and Halloween Articles & blog posts related to Autumn Caught Our Eyes: Autumn in Russia Picture This September 28, 2017 Falling for Autumn Inside Adams September 24, 2010 … [Read more...]