August 19, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Thomas Paine

Common Sense 1776image of original cover pageAmerican Treasures: Thomas Paine’s Common SensePlain truth; addressed to the inhabitants of America, containing, remarks on a late pamphlet, entitled Common sense signed “Rationalis”image of original cover pageThe American crisis (No. 1) transcriptionimage of original cover pageMore Thomas Paine writings Thomas Paine National Historical AssociationThomas Paine correspondenceThomas Paine historical newspaper … [Read more...]

Today in History: Aaron Copland

Today in History–November 14–the Library of Congress features composer Aaron Copland, born on this day in 1900. Copland created scores that simplified music and expressed the American experience. Learn more about this prolific artist by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more Copland treasures.Primary sourcesThe Aaron Copland Collection (selections from Copland's music sketches, correspondence, writings, and photographs) Fanfare for the … [Read more...]