January 25, 2023

Collections Spotlight: Tornadoes

Tornado images Tornado scenes in St. Louis 1896 Insurance map illustrating scope of damage by tornado in Gainesville, Georgia Tornado sheet music U.S. historical newspaper coverage related to tornadoes Books America's Greatest Flood and Tornado Calamity c. 1913 The Great Tornado of 1821 in New Hampshire A Modern Herculaneum: Story of the New Richmond Tornado (1899) Pictured Story of the Tornado St. Louis, May 27, 1896 Omaha Tornado-Album images + text in German c. … [Read more...]

Collections Spotlight: Cyclones, Hurricanes, Typhoons

Cyclones The recent cyclone in the South photograph U.S.S. Yantic, after cyclone photograph Sailing in a cyclone storm sheet music The Voice of the Cyclone on Sea and Land 1893 U.S. historical newspaper coverage of cyclones US. legislation related to cyclones Places in the News October 2012: Cyclone Nilam heading towards India Fiji : February 20, 2016 - Cyclone Winston Hurricanes Hurricane image set Hurricane films & event recordings Hurricane … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Weather

Congress requires US military to collect weather data 1870 Weather Forecasting Among Services to [House] Members Weather forecasting primary source set, includes teacher's guide More weather forecasting primary sources Weather instruments primary source set Weather vanes primary source set Weather bureau primary source set Weather Service primary source set Meteorological stations primary source set Weather emergencies primary source set Weather sheet … [Read more...]

Today in History: The Galveston Storm

Today in History–September 8–the Library of Congress features the Galveston storm of 1900, which made landfall on this day and, according to the National Weather Service was the deadliest cyclone in U.S. history, responsible for the deaths of at least 8,000 people. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to the 1900 Galveston hurricane and Galveston in general, as well as other digital hurricane resources from … [Read more...]

Today in History: Hurricane Katrina

Today in History–August 29–the Library of Congress features Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on this date in 2005 near Buras, Louisiana, and headed north. Two hours later New Orleans' Industrial Canal levee had been breached and within an hour, the neighborhood known as the Lower Ninth Ward was under six-to-eight feet of water. This devastating hurricane caused damage from Texas to Florida, hitting Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama particularly hard. Find out more by visiting the Today … [Read more...]