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Library of Congress: 309 Resources

1492: An Ongoing Voyage examines the rich mix of societies coexisting in the New World before Europeans arrived. It looks at what was life like here before 1492; how Europeans, Africans, and Americans...  (Library of Congress)
1900 America: Historical Voices, Poetic Visions is a lesson plan in which students create their own multi-media epic poems about the year 1900. Walt Whitman’s "Song of Myself" and Hart Crane’s "The Bridge" serve as artistic models...  (Library of Congress)
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873 includes documents from the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention and ratification debates, and the first two federal congresses. These documents record American history...  (Library of Congress)
A Civil War Soldier in the Wildcat Regiment documents the Civil War experience of this captain in the 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. More than 350 images of correspondence, photos, and other materials are provided...  (Library of Congress)
Abraham Lincoln Papers presents Lincoln's draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, his second inaugural address, an 1864 memo expressing his expectation of being defeated for re-election, and more than 70,000...  (Library of Congress)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
African American History Resources celebrates the contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history. Learn about Harriet Tubman, John Hope Franklin, the Tuskegee Airmen, African Americans in the military...  (Library of Congress)
African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship showcases the African American collections of the Library of Congress. Displaying more than 240 items, including books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays...  (Library of Congress)
African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907 presents a review of African-American history and culture as seen through the practice of pamphleteering. The site includes sermons on racial pride and essays on segregation, voting...  (Library of Congress)
African-American Mosaic is a guide for studying black history and culture. Topics include colonization and Liberia, abolitionists and slavery, western migration and homesteading, Chicago, and ex-slave...  (Library of Congress)
African-American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 contains 1,300 pieces of sheet music including songs from antebellum blackface minstrelsy, the abolitionist movement, the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, African-American soldiers in the...  (Library of Congress)
After the Day of Infamy offers 12 hours of interviews recorded in the days and months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor from more than 200 individuals in cities and towns across the U.S. Audio and...  (Library of Congress)
All History Is Local: Students as Archivists tells how students at the Arkansas School for Mathematics and Sciences analyzed archival materials, developed digital collections, and made their projects available online in the...  (Library of Congress)
America at the Centennial uses images and texts from the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876 to help students learn what the Exposition said about America at that time. Students work as historians using...  (Library of Congress)
America at Work, America at Leisure, 1894-1915 features motion pictures that showcase work, school, and leisure activities in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th century. The site includes films of the U.S. Postal Service from...  (Library of Congress)
America Dreams investigates what the American Dream has meant over the years to poets, politicians, comedians, musicians, photographers, lawyers, reporters, and others. Students may contribute to the...  (Library of Congress)
America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-1945 contains links to thousands of the most famous documentary photographs ever produced. The Farm Security Administrations's photographs cover the Great Depression, while the Office of...  (Library of Congress)
America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets provides "song sheets" (lyrics without music) for 4000 songs that were popular before the advent of the phonograph and radio. During this time (1850 - 1870), song sheets were the way...  (Library of Congress)
America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotype Portraits and Views, 1839-1864 consists of more than 650 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864. Portrait daguerreotypes produced by the Mathew Brady studio make up the major portion of the collection. The collection...  (Library of Congress)
America's Library unlocks stories from America's past. Discover what Abraham Lincoln had in his pockets on the night he was assassinated, or jump back into the past to find more about the settlers who...  (Library of Congress)
American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936 consists of 4,500 photographs of natural environments, ecologies, and plant communities in the United States taken between 1891 and 1936. These photographs show a wide range of...  (Library of Congress)
American Folklife Center features a directory of folklife resources in the U.S., migrant worker interviews and photos, ethnic folk music from Northern California in the 30s, Brazilian music, and more...  (Library of Congress)
American Indians of the Pacific Northwest features more than 2,300 photographs and 7,700 pages of text relating to the American Indians in two cultural areas of the Pacific Northwest: the Northwest Coast and Plateau. These...  (Library of Congress)
American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920 contains approximately 2,800 photographs, plans, maps, and models of American buildings and landscapes built during this period. The collection offers views of cities, buildings...  (Library of Congress)
American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I and the 1920 Election, 1918-1920 consists of 59 sound recordings of speeches by American leaders at the turn of the century. Speakers include Warren G. Harding, James Cox, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt...  (Library of Congress)
American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940 presents 2,900 life histories from 300 writers from 24 states. These histories describe individuals' families, incomes, occupations, political views, religions, diets, and...  (Library of Congress)
American Memory presents the photographs, manuscripts, rare books, maps, recorded sound, and moving pictures that are part of the historical Americana holdings at the Library of Congress. The learning...  (Library of Congress)
American Memory Timeline helps teachers and students navigate the vast online collections of primary source materials at the Library of Congress. The links, arranged by chronological period, lead to sets of...  (Library of Congress)
American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920 provides 253 narratives describing travels in the colonies and U.S. The collection includes works by authors not widely known as well as by Matthew Arnold, James Fenimore Cooper...  (Library of Congress)
American Treasures of the Library of Congress is an unprecedented permanent exhibition of the rarest, most interesting or significant items relating to America's past, drawn from every corner of the world's largest library. It...  (Library of Congress)
American Women: A Reference Guide is a "first stop" for using Library of Congress resources to do research in the field of American women's history. It presents some digital items; however, it serves primarily as a...  (Library of Congress)
An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, 1600-1920 presents a collection of 200 social dance manuals and related materials. Along with dance instruction manuals, this online presentation also includes a significant number of antidance...  (Library of Congress)
An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera comprises 28,000 primary source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history. Items include a variety of posters...  (Library of Congress)
Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America: Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner offer over 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures. Subjects...  (Library of Congress)
Around the World in 1896 is a lesson in which students take a trip around the world in 1896 using an online collection of 900 images. The collection includes photos of railroads, elephants, camels, horses...  (Library of Congress)
Around the World in the 1890s: Photographs from the World's Transportation Commission, 1894-1896 makes available for viewing the nearly nine hundred images of modes of transportation taken by American photographer William Henry Jackson in North Africa, Asia, Australia, and...  (Library of Congress)
Arthur Szyk: Artist for Freedom features one of America's leading political illustrators and cartoonists. Throughout his career -- in his native Poland, in Paris where he trained, and in America, the country he...  (Library of Congress)
Artifact Road Show outlines a staff development workshop and offers lessons designed to help students put historical events in context and see them as a part of a larger story. Use of primary resources...  (Library of Congress)
Ask a Librarian provides basic research assistance related to business and economics; the humanities and social sciences; genealogy, U.S. local history, and heraldry; newspapers, current periodicals...  (Library of Congress)
Band Music from the Civil War Era provides examples of brass band music that flourished in the U.S. during the 1850s and remained popular through the 19th century. It includes 700 musical compositions, 8 full-score...  (Library of Congress)
Baseball and Jackie Robinson includes a narrative presentation of early baseball photos (1860s-1920) and a timeline titled "Baseball, the Color Line, and Jackie Robinson" (1860 - 1972)...  (Library of Congress)
Baseball Cards, 1887-1914 presents 2,100 early baseball cards. The cards show such legendary figures as Ty Cobb stealing third base, Tris Speaker batting, and pitcher Cy Young formally posing. Other notable...  (Library of Congress)
Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire, 1897-1916 provides 26 films of San Francisco from before and after the Great Earthquake and Fire. The earthquake struck on April 18, 1906, along the San Andreas Fault, damaging most central...  (Library of Congress)
Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words shows the breadth of Franklin's accomplishments through key letters, broadsides, and other documents. This exhibit, marking the tercentenary of Franklin's birth (1706), focuses on his...  (Library of Congress)
Big Picture: Jigsaw Puzzles provides online jigsaw puzzles from the Library of Congress's photo collection. Once the photo is assembled, the reader can search the Library's web site to identify it...  (Library of Congress)
Bob Hope and American Variety looks at Hope's life as a vaudeville actor, comic monologist, dancer, singer, sketch comedian, and master of ceremonies. The site showcases Bob Hope memorabilia and offers a list of...  (Library of Congress)
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 offers 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 photos of former slaves. The collection can be searched by name, city, state, topic, or other key words. These narratives were...  (Library of Congress)
Bound for Glory: America in Color is the first major exhibit of 70 prints (made from color transparencies taken between 1939 and 1943) showing the effects of the Depression on people in rural America and small towns...  (Library of Congress)
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime: The Effects of the New Deal and the Great Depression examines primary sources -- from photographs to oral histories recorded by the famous Federal Writer's Project -- to develop a sense of the profound impact the Great Depression had on...  (Library of Congress)
Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982 presents documentation of a northern Nevada cattle-ranching community, with a focus on the family-run Ninety-Six Ranch and its cowboys, known as buckaroos. This collection presents 41...  (Library of Congress)
Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Present documents the achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the U.S., including examples as diverse as windmills, one-room schoolhouses, the Golden Gate Bridge, and...  (Library of Congress)
By Popular Demand: Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies is an online illustrated reference aid displaying 156 portraits depicting every American president and most first ladies...  (Library of Congress)
By Popular Demand: Votes for Women Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920 offers photos of suffrage parades and pickets, cartoons commenting on the movement, and portraits of Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and others...  (Library of Congress)
By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943 is a collection of 900 boldly colored and graphically diverse posters produced as part of FDR's New Deal. These striking silkscreens, lithographs, and woodcuts were created to...  (Library of Congress)
California As I Saw It: First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900 consists of texts and illustrations of 190 works documenting California's history from the Gold Rush to the turn of the century. It captures the pioneer experience; encounters between...  (Library of Congress)
California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties is a multi-format ethnographic field collection project, undertaken during the New Deal, that includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a...  (Library of Congress)
Chicago Anarchists on Trial: Evidence from the Haymarket Affair, 1886-1887 showcases more than 3,800 images of original manuscripts, broadsides, photographs, prints, and artifacts relating to the violent 1886 confrontation between Chicago police and labor...  (Library of Congress)
Child Labor in America is a teaching unit that leads middle and high school students through the process of critically examining photographs (by Lewis Hine) as historical evidence...  (Library of Congress)
Children's Literature: Digitized Print Materials provides 50 digitized texts of rare books: The Arabian Nights, A Child's Garden of Verses, Ballad of the Lost Hare, A Christmas Carol, Humpty Dumpty, The Grasshopper Stories, Mother...  (Library of Congress)
Chronicling America lets us search and read newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find information about American newspapers published since 1690...  (Library of Congress)
Churchill and the Great Republic presents more than 200 photos, speeches, and letters from one of the most important and colorful leaders of the 20th century and in all British history. Best known as Prime Minister...  (Library of Congress)
Civil War Maps features detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for General Lee and General Sherman, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts -- all available for the...  (Library of Congress)
Civil War Treasures from the New York Historical Society offers materials for teaching about the Civil War. It includes recruitment posters, sketches, photos, a prison camp newspaper, and letters Walt Whitman wrote to wounded servicemen...  (Library of Congress)
Coca-Cola Television Advertisements presents TV commercials, never-broadcast outtakes, and experimental footage that together reflect the historical development of TV advertising for a major product. Ads include the 1971...  (Library of Congress)
Congress, Law, and Politics presents papers of members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and key federal law cases. Learn about the Revolution and the creation of the U.S. by investigating the papers of our...  (Library of Congress)
Constitution Day Resources features primary documents, lesson plans, and stories for kids. Stories tell about the Articles of Confederation, James Madison's contribution to the Constitution, the adoption of the...  (Library of Congress)
Constitution Toolkit includes images of newspaper articles (1787), notes Washington and Jefferson wrote on drafts of the Constitution (1787-88), Jefferson’s chart of state votes (1788), Washington's...  (Library of Congress)
Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention Broadsides provides 274 documents related to Congress (1774 to 1788) and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations...  (Library of Congress)
Copyright on the Web answers 11 questions students, teachers, & parents may have about using web images, sound recordings, and text in papers, presentations, and web projects...  (Library of Congress)
Country Studies/Area Handbooks presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. It...  (Library of Congress)
Creating French Culture traces the relationship of politics and culture in France, from Charlemagne to Charles de Gaulle, through 200 manuscripts, illustrations, coins, medals, letters, maps, hymnals, chant...  (Library of Congress)
Creating Hypertext Dialogues Drawn from Narrative History Collections invites students to use documents from "California As I Saw It: First Person Narratives, 1849-1900," to create hyperscripts depicting the motivations, expectations, fears, and...  (Library of Congress)
Creating the United States offers primary documents related to the creation of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Learn about the beliefs on which the American republic was...  (Library of Congress)
Creative Americans: Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, 1932-1964 displays 1,395 photographs by Van Vechten, primarily studio portraits of people involved in the arts, including musicians, dancers, artists, literati, theatrical, film, and television...  (Library of Congress)
Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop features works by the master printmaker and by his collaborators, students, and friends. Blackburn (1920 - 2003) changed the course of American art through his graphic work and the...  (Library of Congress)
Cultures and History of the Americas features 50 highlights from rare books, maps, paintings, and artifacts. The exhibit explores pre-Columbian cultures of Central America and the Caribbean, encounters between Europeans...  (Library of Congress)
Cuneiform Tablets: From the Reign of Gudea of Lagash to Shalmanassar III presents clay tablets, cones, and brick fragments inscribed using the ancient writing system known as cuneiform. The Sumerians invented this writing system, which uses a wedge-shaped...  (Library of Congress)
Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection features catalog entries and images for 102 of the 1,650 flutes and other related material, including books, music, and patents in the collection. The site shows 5 flutes and gives an...  (Library of Congress)
Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents presents historical facts surrounding the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. The website includes a chronology of events, background information about the drafts...  (Library of Congress)
Documenting the American South is a full-text database of primary resources on Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Currently, this...  (Library of Congress)
Doing the Decades, 1890-1941: Group Investigations in Twentieth Century U.S. History is a two-month team research project for 9-10th graders that uses Library of Congress resources to focus on long-term change in U.S. history. Students gather, analyze, and evaluate...  (Library of Congress)
Drake's West Indian Voyage 1588-1589 is a lesson investigating maps of a voyage by Sir Francis Drake that involved attacks on Spanish settlements off the coasts of Africa (Santiago), South America (Cartagena), and North...  (Library of Congress)
Dresden: Treasures from the Saxon State Library is an exhibit of books, manuscripts, and paintings of Saxony, a region of Germany that played a pivotal role in the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe...  (Library of Congress)
Early Virginia Religious Petitions presents images of 423 petitions submitted to the Virginia legislature between 1774 and 1802. The petitions concern such topics as the historic debate over the separation of church and...  (Library of Congress)
Earth as Art: A Landsat Perspective shows striking photos of Aleutian clouds, the Araca River (Brazil), Atlas Mountains (Morocco), Guinea-Bissau (West Africa), Bolivian deforestation, Parana River delta marshland...  (Library of Congress)
Educational Resources features lesson plans that invite students to examine George Washington's annotated copy of an early draft of the Constitution, compare Thomas Jefferson's original draft of the...  (Library of Congress)
Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: Photographic Images is one of the most significant and controversial representations of American Indian culture ever produced. Issued in a limited edition from 1907-1930, the publication continues to...  (Library of Congress)
Elections looks at American political parties of the past, presidential inaugurations, images of presidents and first ladies, our first uniform election day, political cartoons by Herbert Block...  (Library of Congress)
Elections... the American Way looks at political campaigns by exploring the history and roles of candidates and voters, the structure of the party system and election process, and tough issues that politicians have...  (Library of Congress)
Emergence of Advertising in America presents over 9,000 images relating to the early history of advertising in the U.S. Materials include cookbooks, photographs of billboards, print advertisements, trade cards...  (Library of Congress)
Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry provides a selection of more than 500 letters, lectures, photos, articles, and sound recordings related to the birth of the recording industry. Hear auctioneers, animal calls, musical...  (Library of Congress)
Enduring Outrage presents more than 30 cartoons by Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Herb Block. Published between 1940-1994, the cartoons focus on pollution, government ethics, and other...  (Library of Congress)
Everyday Mysteries provides illustrations and explanations to help us understand: Why are summers hot and winters cold? What does "the universe is expanding" mean? How does GPS work? Why do...  (Library of Congress)
Experiencing War (Voices of War): Stories from the Veterans History Project is the companion website for a book from the Veterans History Project. Video interviews, photos, and letters relate war through the eyes of 60 veterans and civilians. Stories are...  (Library of Congress)
Exploration and Explorers looks at Europe's view of North America before and after Columbus, Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 map of the world, Diego Gutierrez's 1562 map of America, Spanish and Portuguese...  (Library of Congress)
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier is a collection of 184 original sound recordings of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia, and recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour. The tunes represent...  (Library of Congress)
Figuring Somepin 'Bout the Great Depression is a lesson in which students examine songs, interviews, and photos of migrant farm workers in California during the Great Depression and then create a scrapbook from the point of view...  (Library of Congress)
Fill up the Canvas features journal entries from 20 points in the journey of Lewis and Clark: mission preparations, winter in St. Louis, first council with Indians, death of Sergeant Floyd, first...  (Library of Congress)
First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820 consists of letters, journals, books, newspapers, maps, and images documenting the land, peoples, and exploration of the trans-Appalachian West. The first European travelers, their...  (Library of Congress)
First Person Narratives of the American South, 1860-1920 documents the culture of the 19th century American South from the viewpoint of Southerners. It includes diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, ex-slave narratives, and travel accounts of...  (Library of Congress)
Florida Folklife from the WPS Collections, 1937-1942 is a multi-format ethnographic field collection documenting African-American, Arabic, Bahamian, British-American, Cuban, Greek, Italian, Minorcan, Seminole, and Slavic cultures...  (Library of Congress)
For European Recovery: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Marshall Plan commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of American assistance to Europe in recovering from World War II. It features photographs, cartoons, letters, memos, and printed material that...  (Library of Congress)
Found Poetry is a teaching unit that leads students to the famous Federal Writers Project and gets them started writing "found poems." Historical writings and primary sources feature Walt Whitman...  (Library of Congress)
Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922-32 concentrates on five major projects of the great American architect. During the 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright developed architectural prototypes of far-reaching consequence. Exploring...  (Library of Congress)
From Fantasy to Flight provides photos, letters, articles, and resources for learning about the history of flight -- aircraft and balloons, Alexander Graham Bell's aerodynamic studies, the Wright brothers...  (Library of Congress)
From Jim Crow to Linda Brown: A Retrospective of the African-American Experience, 1897-1953 helps students understand themes of African American life in the first half of the 20th century and explore to what extent the African American experience was "separate but equal."...  (Library of Congress)
From Slavery to Civil Rights is a timeline of African-American history. Photos, broadsides, maps, and other items are organized around time periods: slavery, abolition, antebellum, Civil War, reconstruction...  (Library of Congress)
From Slavery to Freedom, 1824-1909 presents nearly 400 pamphlets written by African-Americans and others about slavery, emancipation, African colonization, Reconstruction, and related topics. Materials range from...  (Library of Congress)
From the Home Front and the Front Lines consists of original materials and oral histories drawn from the Veterans History Project, which collects and preserves the experiences of America's war veterans and those who...  (Library of Congress)
Frontline Diplomacy opens a window into the lives of American diplomats and U.S. foreign policy -- how it is formulated in Washington and implemented at our embassies abroad. Transcripts of more than...  (Library of Congress)
FSA/OWI Color Photographs Collection, 1939-1945 presents 1,600 color photos -- rural and small-town life, migrant labor, the Great Depression, railroads, military training, aircraft manufacturing, and mobilizing for World War II. A...  (Library of Congress)
George Washington Papers includes letters, diaries, financial accounts, military records, and other writings from Washington's youth and service as a surveyor and colonel, as delegate to the Continental...  (Library of Congress)
Gerry Mulligan Collection presents audio excerpts, scores, photos, and information about the jazz composer and band leader who elevated the baritone sax to the status of a solo instrument and, with his...  (Library of Congress)
Grapes of Wrath Scrapbook aims to enhance reading and understanding of "The Grapes of Wrath" through ethnographic research -- collections of sound recordings, drawings, photos, fieldnotes, and correspondence...  (Library of Congress)
Great Conversations in Music presents video interviews with distinguished musicians and composers. Hosted by Eugene Istomin (1925-2003), one of the world's most admired classical musicians, the series includes...  (Library of Congress)
Great Depression: Dust Bowl Migration includes photos, a teachers guide, and other resources for learning about the largest migration in American history. This migration occurred in the 1930s when poor soil conservation...  (Library of Congress)
Guide to Harlem Renaissance Materials features music, art, and writing from Harlem during the 1920s and 1930s. Learn about Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, James...  (Library of Congress)
Guide to World War I Materials includes photos, essays, primary documents, films, and sound recordings related to World War I. Read news accounts of the war, including in The Stars and Stripes, a newspaper written...  (Library of Congress)
Her Story offers photos, diaries, and timelines for learning about women pioneers, women during the Civil War, women's suffrage in the Progressive Era, eight women who served "on the front"...  (Library of Congress)
Herblock's History features 150 cartoons by Herb Block, the editorial cartoonist who chronicled our political history for The Washington Post from 1929 through 2000. Cartoons are organized...  (Library of Congress)
Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande is an online presentation of a multi-format ethnographic field collection documenting religious and secular music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico and...  (Library of Congress)
Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 presents 3,000 pieces of sheet music drawn from a collection at Duke University. The selection covers a variety of music types including bel canto, minstrel, protest, plantation, and...  (Library of Congress)
Historic Sheet Music, 1800-1922 consists of 9,000 items, most published from 1850 to 1920. Most of the music is written for voice and piano. The collection includes early pieces by Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern, as...  (Library of Congress)
History Firsthand: Primary Source Research in Elementary School is designed to help elementary students understand primary sources. Students learn how archival collections are organized, how to interpret artifacts and documents, how to use primary...  (Library of Congress)
History of the American West, 1860-1920 features 30,000 photos of Colorado towns and landscapes that document the role of mining in the history of Colorado and the West. Photos of Native Americans from more than 40 tribes...  (Library of Congress)
How Our Laws Are Made outlines the steps by which an idea can become federal law. Topics include Congress, sources of legislation, forms of congressional action, the role of committees, reported bills...  (Library of Congress)
I Do Solemnly Swear... Presidential Inaugurations is a collection of about 400 items from each of the 62 inaugurations, from George Washington's in 1789 to Barack Obama's inauguration of 2009. It will include items from the...  (Library of Congress)
Immigration looks at European and Chinese immigration to the U.S., early 20th century immigration documents, 350 years of Jewish life in America, America as a religious refuge (17th century)...  (Library of Congress)
Immigration... The Changing Face of America includes lessons, photos, and vocabulary activities for learning about immigration and migration, German immigrants, immigration and oral history, and more. Information is provided...  (Library of Congress)
Immigration/Migration: Today and During the Great Depression is a 4-week American history unit for high school. Students conduct oral history interviews, analyze photos, evaluate the relevance and accuracy of primary and secondary sources...  (Library of Congress)
In Congress Assembled: Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States provides lesson plans on the Constitution, Bill of Rights, issues that confronted the first Congress, and broadsides from the Continental Congress calling for special days of...  (Library of Congress)
In the Beginning Was the Word: The Russian Church and Native Alaskan Cultures resuscitates the vibrant, moving human exchanges that took place between the priests of the Russian Orthodox Church and Native Alaskans during the years 1794 to 1915...  (Library of Congress)
Inaugurations profiles Presidential inaugurations of the past using primary sources from the American Memory historical collections of the Library of Congress. Through images, film, and personal...  (Library of Congress)
Independence Day: Today in History tells how we've celebrated July 4 since that day in 1776, when the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence. Independence Day celebrations...  (Library of Congress)
Indian Boarding Schools: Civilizing the Native Spirit inivites students to explore the forced acculturation of American Indians through government-run boarding schools. In the late 1800s, thousands of Native American children were sent...  (Library of Congress)
Inventing Entertainment: The Edison Companies features 341 motion pictures, 81 disc sound recordings, and other related materials, such as photographs and original magazine articles. Cylinder sound recordings will be added to this...  (Library of Congress)
Islamic Manuscripts from Mali showcases 22 manuscripts from Timbuktu and the surrounding regions of Mali and West Africa, enabling students to understand the rich culture and society of the region. Especially...  (Library of Congress)
Jackie Steals Home involves high school students in analyzing primary documents related to Jackie Robinson's breaking the color line (when he stepped onto Ebbets field on April 15, 1947) to help them...  (Library of Congress)
James Madison Papers includes 12,000 letters, notes, legislation, and other documents from the man considered the Father of the Constitution. These documents (1723-1836), including an autobiography, help...  (Library of Congress)
Journeys West helps students examine the motivations of people who traveled west during the 1800s, as well as the conditions they encountered, the conflicts between settlers and native people, and...  (Library of Congress)
Language of the Land: Journeys Into Literary America examines the "sense of place" evoked by landscapes described in the works of Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck, and other American writers. Literary passages are...  (Library of Congress)
Learning About Immigration through Oral History is a lesson plan where a team of middle-school students search the Library of Congress website and other resources to learn how to conduct oral history interviews...  (Library of Congress)
Leonard Bernstein Collection includes music and literary manuscripts, photos, audio and video recordings, and correspondence from one of 20th-century America's most important musical figures. See a photo gallery...  (Library of Congress)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Resources highlights resources in the collections of the Library of Congress, including personal paper and manuscript collections, the LGBT Life Database and the "Serving in Silence" stories...  (Library of Congress)
Lewis and Clark offers maps, manuscripts, timelines, and photos related to the famed expedition. It includes resources for learning about Meriwether Lewis, Sacagawea, Congress's role in the Louisiana...  (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress LIVE is a series of free events and webcasts that combine the treasures from the Library's collections with music, dance and dialogue. Webcast archives include the invention, art, and...  (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress: Exhibits features background information on current exhibitions at the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building, in Washington, D.C., and a list of the Library's online exhibitions...  (Library of Congress)
Life of the People: Realist Prints and Drawings, 1912-1948 presents American prints and drawings relating the condition of working people, American labor and industry, and the experience and achievements of minority groups. The exhibit...  (Library of Congress)
Literature and Poetry Community Center is a collection of resources about poetry, literature, and writers -- William Blake, Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and others. Hear...  (Library of Congress)
Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase features an essay accompanied by 119 documents and maps that tell the story of the Louisiana Purchase. Learn about Louisiana under French rule and later Spanish rule. Find out why...  (Library of Congress)
Lyrical Legacy: 400 Years of American Song and Poetry examines 18 historical American songs and poems. Organized by time periods and considered from historical perspectives, songs and poems include Bonny Barbara Allan, Yankee Doodle...  (Library of Congress)
Madison's Treasures presents the most significant documents from our fourth President, James Madison. Most relate to two events in which Madison played a key role: the drafting and ratification of the...  (Library of Congress)
Map Collections: 1544-1996 offers thousands of digitized online maps. The collections are broken into seven categories, cities and towns, conservation and environment, discovery and exploration, immigration and...  (Library of Congress)
Mapping My Spot in History helps students become proficient at observing and interpreting maps, learn architectural and cartographic terms, appreciate their own role in affecting history, and contribute to a...  (Library of Congress)
Maps in Our Lives explores surveying, cartography, and geographic information systems. Learn how surveying has evolved since 1760, as shown in maps of George Washington's farm (1760 - 1999). See 40...  (Library of Congress)
March King: John Philip Sousa presents a selection of music manuscripts, printed music, historical recordings of the Sousa Band, programs and press clippings, and photos from the 10,000 items that comprise the...  (Library of Congress)
Marco Paul's Travels on the Erie Canal is a lesson plan that draws on photos, texts, and other sources to help students learn about the Erie Canal and its impact on the economic and social growth of New York and the nation...  (Library of Congress)
Meeting of Frontiers: America and Russia is a bilingual, multimedia digital library that tells the story of the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the...  (Library of Congress)
Moldenhauer Archives presents 130 music manuscripts, letters, and materials representative of a 3,500-item collection documenting the history of Western music from the medieval period through the modern...  (Library of Congress)
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885 consists of tens of thousands of pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the post-Civil War era. Included are popular songs, piano music, sacred music and secular choral...  (Library of Congress)
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped offers a free library service, NLS Talking Books, to help people of all ages whose low vision, blindness, or physical handicap makes it difficult for them to read a standard printed...  (Library of Congress)
Nature's Fury invites students to read personal accounts of natural disasters in the U.S. during the late 1800s and early 1990s -- the great Chicago fire (1871), the Johnstown Flood (1889), the San...  (Library of Congress)
Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Photogravures provides teaching materials for learning from newspaper images about the Great War. Features include a timeline, events and statistics, pictorial highlights, the Lusitania disaster...  (Library of Congress)
Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures presents images published from 1914-19 by two New York newspapers. The images, produced by a new "rotogravure" printing process, show events of the war alongside news and...  (Library of Congress)
Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920 shows 900 photographs from the Fred Hultstrand and F.A. Pazandak Photograph Collections of rural and small town life at the turn of the century. Highlights include images of sod houses...  (Library of Congress)
Now What a Time: Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 consists of sound recordings, primarily blues and gospel songs, and related documentation created by John Wesley Work III in 1941 and by Lewis Jones and Willis Laurence James in March...  (Library of Congress)
Oliphant's Anthem commemorates the recent acquisition of sixty cartoon drawings, sketchbooks, and illustrations by one of America's foremost editorial cartoonists. This exhibition also documents...  (Library of Congress)
Omaha Indian Music offers a sampling of traditional Omaha Indian music. The sound recordings include wax cylinder recordings made in the 1890s, as well as songs and spoken-word segments from the 1983...  (Library of Congress)
On the Homefront features posters and images illustrating some of the ways American's at home contributed to war efforts overseas during World Wars I and II. The images are presented in 5 categories...  (Library of Congress)
Origins of American Animation offers 21 animated films and 2 fragments, which span the years 1900 to 1921. The films include clay, puppet, and cut-out animation, as well as pen drawings. They point to a...  (Library of Congress)
Our Changing Voices is a lesson in which students identify issues involved in a family or community's migration into Nebraska. Students then examine the history of their own families...  (Library of Congress)
Panoramic Maps, 1847-1929 is a digitalized collection of this once popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known...  (Library of Congress)
Parallel Histories: Spain, United States, and the American Frontier explores the history of Spanish expansion into North America, American expansion westward, and the meeting of the two frontiers. The site provides maps, texts, manuscripts, and prints...  (Library of Congress)
Photographs from the Chicago Daily News: 1902-1933 comprises over 55,000 images of urban life captured on glass plate negatives between 1902 and 1933 by photographers employed by the Chicago Daily News, then one of Chicago's leading...  (Library of Congress)
Photojournalism: A Record of War explores how and why war has been photographed and affords students an opportunity to see bias within war reporting. In addition to analyzing war photographs, students learn about...  (Library of Congress)
Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, 1820-1910 portrays the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin from the 17th to the early 20th century through first-person accounts, biographies, promotional literature, local histories...  (Library of Congress)
Places in the News presents maps of a geographic location currently in the news...  (Library of Congress)
Poet At Work: Recovered Notebooks from Walt Whitman features four Walt Whitman notebooks that disappeared from the Library of Congress in 1942 and that were subsequently returned in 1995. Images of the notebooks are available, as are...  (Library of Congress)
Poetry provides more than 40 books of (and about) poetry written in the 19th century...  (Library of Congress)
Port of Entry: Immigration is a game in which the viewer assumes the role of historical detective, searching for clues in photographs and eyewitness accounts about immigrant life in America...  (Library of Congress)
Portals to the World is a starting point for studying other countries and parts of the world. Learn about the culture, economy, geography, government, history, languages, politics, religions, and other...  (Library of Congress)
Portraits of Named Enlisted Civil War Men presents portrait photos of more than 50 Civil War soldiers with the rank of private, corporal or sergeant...  (Library of Congress)
Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letter illustrates the story of settlement on the Great Plains. Family letters of one homesteader express personal insight into the joy, despair, and determination in his struggle to...  (Library of Congress)
Presidential Elections and the Electoral College presents materials on elections and the voting process. It links to other election and electoral college resources...  (Library of Congress)
Primary Documents in American History: The American Revolution and The New Nation, 1763-1815 provides images and descriptions of George Washington's Commission as Commander in Chief (1775), Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776), Articles of Confederation (1777), Treaty of...  (Library of Congress)
Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929 documents the widespread prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition to a mass consumer economy, and the role of the government in this transition. The collection...  (Library of Congress)
Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age, 1831-1929 portrays the early history of the commonwealth of Puerto Rico through first-person accounts, political writings, and histories drawn from the Library of Congress's general collections...  (Library of Congress)
Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996 showcases materials from two American Folklife Center collections, the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (1978) and the "All-American Quilt Contest" sponsored by Coming...  (Library of Congress)
Ragtime presents sheet music, essays, and video and sound clips related to ragtime. This distinctly American music appeared (in its published form) during the mid-1890s mainly in the South...  (Library of Congress)
Railroad Maps of North America offers progress report surveys for individual railroad lines, official government surveys, promotional maps, maps showing land grants and rights-of-way, and route guides published by...  (Library of Congress) features classic books online for children and teens. Find the text and illustrations of "Humpty Dumpty," "Mother Goose," "The Three Bears," "Our Flag," "The Arabian Nights," "The...  (Library of Congress)
Reflections: Russian Photographs, 1992-2002 presents photos from the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Images include protests and religious ceremonies, soldiers and workers, Red Square and Siberia, reindeer...  (Library of Congress)
Religion offers 40 publications written in the 19th century America related to religion -- prayer books, sermons, hymnals, histories, moral instruction, writings about faith and science...  (Library of Congress)
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic examines the role religion played in the founding of the American colonies, in the shaping of early American life and politics, and in forming the American Republic...  (Library of Congress)
Reservation Controversies: Then and Now is built around two scenarios that help students understand issues related to American Indian reservations. Under one scenario, set in 1973, the student plays the role of agent for a...  (Library of Congress)
Revelations from the Russian Archives displays many formerly secret documents dealing with Soviet Communist rule such as material from archives that had been key working files of the Communist rulers until August 1991: the...  (Library of Congress)
Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass is a virtual tour of Whitman's life tracing the 40-year history of his famous masterpiece, from when it was first published (1855) to the ninth and final edition (1892). Depicted are...  (Library of Congress)
Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America looks at historical maps, relations with Indians, and expedition artifacts -- the blunderbuss, Jefferson's secret message to Congress, his instructions for Meriwether Lewis, and...  (Library of Congress)
Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture is an exhibition of artifacts and scholarly descriptions of the great libraries of the world. Its collections cover many areas including theology, archaeology, humanism, music...  (Library of Congress)
Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793-1919 presents 6,500 items that document Morse's invention of the electromagnetic telegraph, his participation in the development of telegraph systems in the U.S. and abroad, his career as a...  (Library of Congress)
Science and Invention looks at inventors and inventions that changed our lives: the telegraph, photophone, animation, sewing machine, ice cream cone, nuclear fission, flight, and others. It includes...  (Library of Congress)
Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship is an exhibition of the famous scrolls, accompanied by discussion of their historical context. It also features historical information on the Qumran community where they originated...  (Library of Congress)
Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865 contains more than 1,100 photographs, most of which were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady. The collection includes scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle...  (Library of Congress)
Selections from the Naxi Manuscript Collection features 185 manuscripts and a 39 1/2-foot funerary scroll of the Naxi people of Yunnan Province, China. This is the largest collection of Naxi writings outside of China and is...  (Library of Congress)
September 11, 2001, Documentary Project captures eyewitness accounts, reactions, and opinions of people in the months after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. This...  (Library of Congress)
Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture features photos, letters, and manuscripts by or dealing with the founder of psychoanalysis. The exhibition examines Freud's life and his key ideas and their effect upon the twentieth...  (Library of Congress)
Slavery and Abolition presents two dozen publications written in the 19th century about slavery in America. It includes first-person accounts from former slaves, judicial opinions, abolitionist pieces, and...  (Library of Congress)
Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860 presents over 100 books and pamphlets on experiences of African and African-American slaves in American colonies and U.S. The documents, published between 1772 and 1889, include trial...  (Library of Congress)
Small-Town America, 1850-1920 presents 12,000 photographs of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut from the 1850s to the 1910s from a collection at the New York Public Library. The views show natural landscapes as...  (Library of Congress)
Song of America commemorates the history of song composition in America. Learn about 10 composers, including Charles Ives ("In Flander's Fields"), Stephen Foster ("Oh! Susanna"), and Francis...  (Library of Congress)
South Texas Border, 1900-1920: Photographs for the Robert Runyon Collection presents more than 8,000 of the photographer's items, including negatives, slides, prints, and postcards documenting the history and development of South Texas and the border. His...  (Library of Congress)
Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip is a field collection of 700 sound recordings, field notes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts documenting a three-month, 6,502-mile trip through the southern U.S. The recordings...  (Library of Congress)
Stand Up And Sing: Music And Our Reform History is a lesson in which students (Grades 7-12) analyze lyrics and images of popular sheet music as part of their studies of the political, social, and economic conditions existing during...  (Library of Congress)
Sunday School Books: Shaping the Values of Youth in Nineteenth-Century America presents 170 Sunday school books published in America between 1815 and 1865. They document the culture of religious instruction of youth during the Antebellum era and illustrate...  (Library of Congress)
Taking the Long View: Panoramic Photographs, ca. 1851-1991 presents 4000 images of American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits...  (Library of Congress)
Temple of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation presents documents, plans, photographs, and lithographs of the many features of the U.S. Capitol in its various stages of construction and development. It explores topics such as the...  (Library of Congress)
Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia, 1992-1999 features original sound recordings and photographs centered around hunting, gathering, and subsistence gardening in the mountains in Southern West Virginia's Big Coal River Valley...  (Library of Congress)
Thank You, Mr. Edison: Electricity, Innovation, and Social Change is a lesson in which students learn about the invention of the phonograph, the impact of electricity on Americans, and Thomas Edison's role in the electrification of America...  (Library of Congress)
Thanksgiving Day traces this holiday back to the Puritan colonists of 1621 Plymouth, Massachusetts. Learn about the history and evolution of this day of giving thanks for a bountiful harvest and good...  (Library of Congress)
Thanksgiving in American Memory features photographs and discussions, poems, proclamations, and other material related to the holiday...  (Library of Congress)
The Aaron Copland Collection: Ca. 1900-1990 features music manuscripts, diaries, photos, and biographical materials of this 20th century composer who created distinctive "American" music...  (Library of Congress)
The African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920 explores the diversity and complexity of African-American culture in Ohio. These manuscripts, texts, and images focus on themes that include slavery, emancipation, abolition, the...  (Library of Congress)
The Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, 1862-1939 contains correspondence, scientific notebooks, journals, blueprints, articles, and photographs documenting the invention of the telephone, his involvement in the first telephone...  (Library of Congress)
The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789 features more than 2,000 items, many with distinct coloration and annotations. Cartographers can compare multiple editions, states, and impressions of several of the most important...  (Library of Congress)
The American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920 is a multimedia anthology illustrating the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Included are 334 English- and...  (Library of Congress)
The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands explores the history of the Dutch in America. Topics include Henry Hudson, New Netherland, New Amsterdam, the sale of Manhattan, Native Americans and the Dutch, slavery in New...  (Library of Congress)
The Branding of America offers thumbnail histories of nearly 30 well-known brand names associated with soft drinks, potatoes, cereal, fruit, airplanes, buses, pianos, sewing machines, jeans, shoes, and other...  (Library of Congress)
The Capital and the Bay consists of 139 books -- first-person narratives, early histories, historical biographies, promotional brochures, and photograph collections that capture this distinctive region as it...  (Library of Congress)
The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 presents 8,000 photos, paintings, letters, diary excerpts, pamphlets, and speeches that portray the experiences of Chinese immigrants in California during that time period...  (Library of Congress)
The Church in the Southern Black Community, 1780-1925 traces how Southern African-Americans experienced Protestant Christianity and transformed it into the central institution of community life. Coverage begins with white churches'...  (Library of Congress)
The Civil War through a Child's Eye is a lesson plan that uses historical fiction and primary sources to expand students' perceptions of the Civil War era. Photos, non-fiction, and literature (Paul Fleischman's "Bull...  (Library of Congress)
The Conservation Movement at a Crossroads: the Hetch Hetchy Controversy is a two-part teaching unit about the controversy among conservationists over a proposal to turn part of Yosemite National Park into a dam to furnish water to San Francisco. The first...  (Library of Congress)
The Constitution: Counter Revolution or National Salvation? casts students in the role of politically active citizens in 1787, when the Federal Convention in Philadelphia presented the nation with a new model of government. Students, using...  (Library of Congress)
The Diaries of George Washington features the colorful diaries of the first U.S. President, written between 1748 and 1799. They chronicle his life from his time as a self-made farmer to his tenure as a...  (Library of Congress)
The Dream of Flight presents photos, letters, and diary excerpts from the experiments and efforts that led to the Wright brothers' December 17, 1903, achievement of the first sustained, powered, and...  (Library of Congress)
The Empire That Was Russia offers photographs of the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and the coming revolution. Medieval churches and monasteries, railroads and factories, and daily life and work of...  (Library of Congress)
The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 documents the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage. The site features books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion...  (Library of Congress)
The Federalist Papers offers the 85 essays urging New Yorkers to ratify the proposed Constitution. First published in New York City newspapers (1787-1788), the essays explained how the new government would...  (Library of Congress)
The Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance showcases Japanese "Ukiyo-e" -- pictures of the floating, or sorrowful, world. More than 100 prints, drawings, and books are presented, mostly from 1600-1900. Ukiyo-e was born in Edo...  (Library of Congress)
The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents the papers of the 19th-century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his own freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer...  (Library of Congress)
The Gettysburg Address contains images and transcriptions of the various drafts of the famous document as well as translations into 28 languages...  (Library of Congress)
The Grandparent/Elder Project is a lesson in which students learn about World War I and the Great Depression by locating and studying primary and secondary sources and by interviewing a grandparent or other elder...  (Library of Congress)
The Great Depression and the 1990s asks students to research a modern government program having roots in the New Deal. Following their research, students participate in a congressional forum where they debate which...  (Library of Congress)
The Handbook of Latin American Studies is a bibliography compilation of more than 5,000 resources on Latin America consisting of literary works selected by scholars and edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of...  (Library of Congress)
The Hannah Arendt Papers offers selections from a writer whose work is one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life. Selections include an essay on Arendt's intellectual history, a...  (Library of Congress)
The Last Days of a President: Films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901 provides 28 films that include footage of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, President McKinley at his second inauguration, and McKinley's funeral. Two brief essays recall the...  (Library of Congress)
The Learning Page helps teachers use the Library of Congress's "American Memory" website to teach U.S. history and culture. It includes suggestions for using photos, objects, life histories and other...  (Library of Congress)
The Legacy of French Canadian Immigrants in New England draws on life histories and 19th century periodicals to help students develop their own answers to these questions: Why did French Canadian immigrants settle in New England in such...  (Library of Congress)
The Lewis Carroll Scrapbook Collection contains 130 newspaper clippings, photos, and materials from a scrapbook kept by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Better known as Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures in...  (Library of Congress)
The Library of Congress Catalogs maintains a searchable database of about 12 million records -- books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials...  (Library of Congress)
The Luso-Hispanic World In Maps includes maps created back to the early 16th century, when exploration and new discoveries brought the need for improved information about the world. The maps, most of which are hand...  (Library of Congress)
The Mathew Brady Bunch: Civil War Newspapers offers 1000 annotated photographs ranging from portraits to battle scenes. Students become reporters, assigned to sort through photos to find one that will bring the war to life for...  (Library of Congress)
The NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom features 20 primary documents and resources for learning about the history and achievements of America's oldest and largest civil rights organization, the National Association for the...  (Library of Congress)
The New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939 presents thousands of images of items selected from the Federal Theatre Project, established during the first term of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt under the Works Progress...  (Library of Congress)
The New Deal: North Carolina's Reconstruction? invites students to interview imaginary North Carolina residents who lived during the Reconstruction and Depression eras. Each interview is historically accurate and supports a thesis...  (Library of Congress)
The Nineteenth Century in Print: the Making of America in Books and Periodicals presents digitized books and periodicals published in the U.S. during the 19th century. The collection includes 23 popular magazines and more than 1,500 books that illuminate themes...  (Library of Congress)
The People... Native Americans offers more than 30 collections of photos, essays, and other resources for learning about American Indians. Topics include daily life for Native American women in the late 1800s, the...  (Library of Congress)
The Presidency features 40 documents from 23 Presidents -- Washington's first inaugural address, Adams' description of his reception by King George III as America's first minister to Great Britain...  (Library of Congress)
The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures features films and actualities taped in the U.S., Cuba, and Philippines showing troops, ships, notable figures, and parades, as well as reenactments of battles and other wartime...  (Library of Congress)
The Thomas Jefferson Papers contains more than 20,000 digitized images of various letters, memoranda, notes, and drafts of documents, books, papers, letters, and manuscripts of the third President, as well as...  (Library of Congress)
The Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers documents the Wright brothers' lives and their work that led to the world's first powered, controlled, and sustained flight. Nearly 50,000 digital images are provided—diaries...  (Library of Congress)
The Wizard of Oz explores the publishing history, stage and film adaptations, and famous artifacts of one of America's greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytales. Visitors can view L. Frank Baum's...  (Library of Congress)
The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention brings together the sources of the Eameses' inspiration, the personal documents of their lives, and the finished products of their work. According to the exhibit, "Charles and Ray...  (Library of Congress)
Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film features 104 short films which record events in Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919. In addition to scenes of Roosevelt, these films include...  (Library of Congress)
Thomas Jefferson explores the extraordinary legacy of Thomas Jefferson as a founding father, farmer, slaveholder, scholar, diplomat, and the third president of the U.S. Learn about his country estate...  (Library of Congress)
Thomas: Legislative Information is a searchable database of summary versions of legislation, the status of congressional bills, the text and digest of the Congressional Record, committee information, hearings...  (Library of Congress)
Tinker, Tailor, Farmer, Sailor is a lesson in which students use primary sources to determine why Europeans settlers were drawn to particular regions of America. Among the geographic conditions they consider...  (Library of Congress)
To Kill a Mockingbird is a lesson plan for teachers that uses primary source materials on the Depression and Southern and African American experiences. The unit emphasizes language arts and offers...  (Library of Congress)
To Market To Market helps students sharpen their observation and interpretation skills by inviting them to examine images from the turn of the centuries, circa 1900 and circa 2000...  (Library of Congress)
Today in History features a different person or event in history each day. Past features include Frederick Douglass, Woodrow Wilson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Banneker, Rosa Parks...  (Library of Congress)
Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: 1880-1920 includes over 25,000 glass negatives and transparencies as well as about 300 color photolithograph prints, mostly of the eastern United States. A small group within the larger...  (Library of Congress)
Tracking Down the Real Billy the Kid is a lesson in which students learn about the role of gunfighters in the settling of the West and analyze interviews with people who knew William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the...  (Library of Congress)
Travel and Westward Expansion is a collection of 50 books written in the 19th century that offer travelers' impressions of various parts of the U.S. or western territories...  (Library of Congress)
Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century presents nearly 8,000 publicity brochures, ads, and talent circulars for more than 4,500 lecturers, teachers, preachers, politicians, actors, singers, magicians and others who...  (Library of Congress)
Turn of the Century First Ladies... Who's That Lady? is an online "bowl event" where teams of students compete by naming First Ladies who appear in a slideshow...  (Library of Congress)
United States Constitution includes notes Washington wrote on his copy of the Constitution, his diary at the Constitutional Convention, an essay on Madison's role in the Constitutional Convention, Madison's...  (Library of Congress)
United We Stand provides primary source documents that students use to examine the working conditions of U.S. laborers at the turn of the century and to develop their own answers to a question: "Was...  (Library of Congress)
Using Primary Sources in the Classroom offers suggestions for using photos, documents, and other artifacts to help make history come to life for students. Suggestions include the use of inventions, uniforms, fashion...  (Library of Congress)
Veterans History Project is collecting oral histories, letters, diaries, and photos of America's war veterans and those supported them. The project includes participants in World War I, World War II, and the...  (Library of Congress)
Voices for Votes: Suffrage Strategies involves students in examining primary source documents related to the women's suffrage movement. Students identify methods used to change attitudes about suffrage for women and then...  (Library of Congress)
Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories features interviews with 23 former slaves (the oldest was 130 at the time of the interview). These nearly 7 hours of recordings provide a glimpse of what life was like for slaves and...  (Library of Congress)
Voices from the Dust Bowl, 1940-1941 documents the everyday life of residents of Farm Security Administration migrant work camps in central California in 1940 and 1941. This collection, from The Charles L. Todd and...  (Library of Congress)
Voices of Civil Rights documents the civil rights movement in the U.S. Nearly 50 photos, posters, and descriptions depict important events and individuals: school integration in Little Rock (1957), the...  (Library of Congress)
Votes for Women: Selections from NAWSA Collection, 1848-1921 consists of 167 books, pamphlets, and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign. They are a subset of the Library's collection donated by Carrie Chapman Catt, longtime...  (Library of Congress)
Waldseemüller's Map: World 1507 is a lesson designed around one of the world's most important maps. The first to use the name "America," this map resulted from an effort to document geographic discoveries of the late...  (Library of Congress)
Washington As It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959 gathers 14,000 photographs of the architectural and social life of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, including exteriors and interiors of...  (Library of Congress)
We'll Sing to Abe Our Song!: Sheet Music about Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Civil War includes more than 200 sheet-music compositions about Abraham Lincoln and the war. This collection spans the years from Lincoln's presidential campaign in 1859 through the centenary of...  (Library of Congress)
What Are We Fighting for Over There? Perspectives on the Great War is a unit in which students use primary documents to develop an understanding of the World War I era, including how the U.S. prepared for and participated in the war and how the war...  (Library of Congress)
What in the World Is That? examines 16 inventions: the submarine, battery radio, cotton gin, reaper, electron microscope, telephone, gramophone, telecommunication cable, snow gauge, ornithopter, airphibian, and...  (Library of Congress)
What Is an American? invites students to look at life histories from the interviews of everyday Americans conducted by Works Progress Administration officials between 1936-1940 and determine to what extent...  (Library of Congress)
When They Were Young: A Photographic Retrospective of Childhood offers a glimpse of childhood across time, cultures, and socioeconomic circumstances. 65 photos show children working in a factory, pretend sword fighting, dancing at ballet school...  (Library of Congress)
When Work is Done is a lesson plan that uses photographs as primary sources and that can help students develop historical analysis skills. After completing the introductory lesson using photographs as...  (Library of Congress)
William P. Gottlieb: Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz includes 2,000 digital images taken by writer-photographer William P. Gottlieb. From 1938 to 1948, the "Golden Age of Jazz," swing reached its peak and modern jazz developed. While on...  (Library of Congress)
With an Even Hand: Brown v. Board at Fifty presents more than 80 photos, letters, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, music, and films related to the Supreme Court's 1954 decision that "separate educational facilities are inherently...  (Library of Congress)
With Wings as Eagles: From Fantasy to Flight documents the history of human flight. Photos, drawings, and articles are presented in six categories: myth and fantasy, early science, balloons and airships, kites and gliders, the...  (Library of Congress)
Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions presents photos, prints, eye-witness accounts, headlines, books, magazines, songs, maps, and videotapes related to September 11, 2001. Photos of ground zero taken during and after the...  (Library of Congress)
Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During WWII spotlights 8 out of over 100 American women who secured official military accreditation as war correspondents, if not actual front-line assignments during World War II...  (Library of Congress)
Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party presents 448 photos documenting the National Woman's Party's push for ratification of the 19th Amendment and passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Taken from 1875-1922, these photos...  (Library of Congress)
Women Pioneers in American Memory features photographs of women throughout American history who have forged ahead to make a better life for themselves, their families, and their society. These women include pioneers...  (Library of Congress)
Women's History Resources brings together the Library of Congress's resources on this topic. Learn about women who fought for right to vote, the first woman Supreme Court justice, women who served in war, and...  (Library of Congress)
Women's Words of Wisdom displays quotes and photos of 16 famous women -- Abigail Adams, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Ella Fitzgerald, Rachel Carson, Zora Neale Hurston, and others...  (Library of Congress)
Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less is a lesson that uses primary documents to help students (Grades 9-12) learn about the women's suffrage movement that began in the 1840s and led to women?s right to vote nationwide in...  (Library of Congress)
Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950 highlights letters Guthrie wrote in the early 1940s after moving to New York City, where he pursued broadcasting and recording careers, met artists and social activists, and gained a...  (Library of Congress)
Words and Deeds in American History presents historical documents spanning from the 15th to the mid-20th century. Included are the papers of presidents, cabinet ministers, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices...  (Library of Congress)
Working in Paterson: Occupational Heritage in an Urban Setting presents 3882 photos and 470 interview excerpts from a 1994 study of occupational culture in the cradle of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S. Founded in 1791, Paterson, New Jersey...  (Library of Congress)
World Treasures of the Library of Congress: Beginnings explores the creation, heaven and earth, and the founding of civilizations, all from the viewpoint of 50 cultures. 170 images and stories from Bali, China, Ethiopia, Greece, Hungary...  (Library of Congress)
World War II Military Situation Maps, 1944-1945 contains maps showing troop positions beginning on June 6, 1944, to July 26, 1945. Starting with the D-Day Invasion, the maps give daily details on the military campaigns in Western...  (Library of Congress)
Zoom into Maps offers hundreds of historical maps -- maps showing European exploration of the Americas; migration, population, and economic activity; the growth of roads, railways, canals, river...  (Library of Congress)
Zora Neale Hurston Plays presents manuscripts of 10 plays written by author, anthropologist, and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960). The plays had been deposited in the U.S. Copyright Office between...  (Library of Congress)
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