History is most fascinating when we feel connected to the people who lived in the past. One way to pique student interest is by using primary sources from the Library of Congress -- letters, photographs, and oral histories -- that document real people's lives. The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress recently launched the Civil Rights History Project, a digitized collection of ...
videorecording | videorecording: 62 min | Forms part of the D. J. Battiest-Tomasi and Tim Tingle Concert Collection. (Source). Recorded at the Library of Congress. (Venue). Recorded June 29, 2011. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
Film made for publicity purposes, as a series of still photographs to accompany an article in Harper's weekly.
Contributor:Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy Laurie) - Heise, William - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress) - Ott, Frederic P. - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Carl Fleischhauer, co-author of a book about the FSA-OWI photo collection, uses Webcast 1, "About the FSA Collection," to sketch the history of this famous project that documented American life from the Great Depression to the first years of World War II. In Webcast 2, "Learning from the FSA Collection," Carl explains how to use the photographs and other materials to better understand the ...
Constance Carter, Head of the Science Reference Section, Library of Congress, describes the work of the intrepid group of scientists from the U.S. and beyond who traveled the world collecting plants to enrich botanical knowledge and their nations' gardens. (Plant Hunters, Journeys and Crossings, Library of Congress, Digital Reference Section).
On Friday, September 18th, 2015, the Library of Congress hosted the Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. The award, co-sponsored with the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, recognizes work that "authentically and engagingly portrays Latin Americans, Caribbeans, or Latinos in the United States." These diverse stories can be highlighted and brought to life through the use of primary sources.
Transcript of "About the FSA Collection" by Carl Fleischhauer: Documenting America, 1935-1943: The Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Photo Collection (Library of Congress Journeys and Crossings)
Transcript of "Learning from the FSA Collection" by Carl Fleischhauer: Documenting America, 1935-1943: The Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Photo Collection (Library of Congress Journeys and Crossings)