September 24, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Tuskegee Airmen

Online exhibition itemsTuskegee Airmen Breaking Flight Barriers Tuskegee Airmen with Lena Horne The 332nd Fighter GroupTuskegee Airmen image setTuskegee Airmen in Art Exhibit The Detroit Tribune. (Detroit, Mich.), 01 Sept. 1945Tuskegee pilots historical newspaper coverage332nd Fighter Group historical newspaper coverage332nd Fighter Group veteran oral history collectionsWWII Reunion: Tuskegee Airmen streaming webcastPatriotism, Courage, Discipline, Skill … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Vietnam War

Vietnam Veteran collectionsAll Vietnam veteran digitized oral history collections (some contain additional items such letters, photos, etc.) 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 4Vietnam War image setVice-President Lyndon B. Johnson standing among group of Vietnamese soldiers and Americans during a visit to Saigon, South … [Read more...]

Today in History: Norway

Today in History–May 17–the Library of Congress features Norwegian Constitution Day, celebrated on this date in commemoration of the 1814 adoption of Norway's constitution. Learn more about this Northern European country and Norwegian Americans by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below to access related primary sources.Norway country profile BBCNorway timeline BBCNorway primary source set from the World Digital LibraryNorway mapsNorway … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Women’s History

Teaching resourcesPrimary Source Learning: Women in U.S. History Primary Source Learning: Women’s Road to the VotePrimary source setsPrimary Source Spotlight: Woman Suffrage collections Women's Suffrage select primary sources & teacher's guideActivistsJane Addams Susan B. Anthony Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Carrie S. Burnham Shirley Chisholm Betty Friedan Emma Goldman Helen Keller Carrie Nation Lucretia Mott Rosa Parks Alice Paul … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: African American History & Culture

Celebrate the rich and varied history and culture of African Americans through the foci of primary source images, documents, music, and more. You'll also find related lesson plans, stories, interactives, and streaming webcasts--come explore!Lesson Plans & Activity IdeasPrimary Source SetsAmerican Memory CollectionsOnline ExhibitionsVeterans History ProjectSpotlights, Features & Special PresentationsImage SetsMusic & DanceWebcastsCongressional … [Read more...]

Today in History: Defeat on Okinawa

Today in History–June 21–the Library of Congress features the U.S. defeat of Japanese troops on Okinawa Island on this day in 1945. One of the longest and bloodiest battles of World War II, the battle for Okinawa claimed somewhere around 12,000 American and 110,000 Japanese lives. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access images and oral histories and more resources related to the Battle of Okinawa and World War II.Okinawa image … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Veteran Teaching Resources & Strategies

"The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war." The Teaching with the Library of Congress blog provides some great starting points for using the Veterans History Project in class activities. More veteran-related primary source and teaching resources are listed below.Veterans' oral history … [Read more...]