American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray
The collection presents a panoramic and eclectic review
of African-American history and culture, spanning almost
one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the
early twentieth centuries.
Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets
For most of the nineteenth century Americans learned the
latest songs from printed song sheets. Not to be confused
with sheet music, song sheets are single printed sheets,
usually six by eight inches, with lyrics but no music.
Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920: a Study Collection
from the Harvard Graduate School of Design
This collection of approximately 2,800 lantern slides
represents an historical view of American buildings and
landscapes built during the period 1850-1920.
Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project,
The collection includes 2,900 documents representing the
work of over 300 writers from 24 states. The histories describe
the informant's family education, income, occupation, political
views, religion and mores, medical needs, diet and miscellaneous
observations. Included in the collection are 71
titles of mostly first-person accounts of life in Georgia
during the Great Depression.
Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920
This collection comprises 253 published narratives by
Americans and foreign visitors recounting their travels
in the colonies and the United States and their observations
and opinions about American peoples, places, and society
from about 1750 to 1920.
Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed
The collection comprises 28,000 primary source items dating
from the seventeenth century to the present and encompassing
key events and eras in American history. Included in the
collection are forty
items printed in Georgia.
This collection presents 2,100 early baseball cards dating
from 1887 to 1914. Browse
by city to locate baseball players from Georgia.
in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project,
The collection contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts
of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former
by states to locate slave narratives from Georgia.
Popular Demand: Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights,
Materials (manuscripts, books, photographs, and ephemera)
that tell the story of Jackie Robinson and the history of
baseball in general. Also included is a sampler of 34 images
related to early baseball (1860s-1920s) from various files
and collections in the Prints and Photographs Division,
Library of Congress.
Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional
Documents and Debates, 1774-1875
The collection consists of a linked set of published congressional
records of the United States of America from the Continental
Congress through the 43rd Congress, 1774-1875.
Civil War Glass Negatives and Related Prints
The collection contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the
images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady,
and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for
battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes
portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a
selection of enlisted men.
The collection consists of approximately 600 photographs
dating from 1839 to 1864. Portrait daguerreotypes produced
by the Mathew Brady studio make up the major portion of
the collection. The collection contains five images
of Congressmen from Georgia.
The collection includes over 25,000 glass negatives and
transparencies as well as about 300 color photolithograph
prints, mostly of the eastern United States. The collection includes more than 200 images of Georgia.
from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention,
The Continental Congress Broadside Collection (253 titles)
and the Constitutional Convention Broadside Collection (21
titles) contain 274 documents relating to the work of Congress
and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution.
of Confederation and perpetual union between the states
of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, and
Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina,
South Carolina, and Georgia.
Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920
The collection documents the historical formation and
cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect
America's natural heritage.
Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
The images in the Farm Security Administration-Office of
War Information Collection are among the most famous documentary
photographs ever produced. The collection contains more
than 3000 images of Georgia during the 1930s.
Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection
This is a multi-format ethnographic field collection of
traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen
Lyn, Virginia. Recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour in 1966-67.
American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820
This collection assembles rare books, pamphlets, newspapers,
maps, prints, and manuscripts collected by Reuben T. Durrett
and by the Filson Historical Society of Louisville, Kentucky,
which he founded in 1884 and named after John Filson, author
of The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke
(1784), a promotional tract recognized as the first history
of the state.
Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-1942
The collection is a multiformat ethnographic
field collection documenting African-American, Arabic,
Bahamian, British-American, Cuban, Greek, Italian, Minorcan,
Seminole, and Slavic cultures
Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection,
The collection consists of 397 pamphlets, published from
1824 through 1909, by African-American authors and others
who wrote about slavery, African colonization, Emancipation,
Reconstruction, and related topics.
Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of
the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training
The collection presents a window into the lives of American
diplomats. Transcripts of interviews with U.S. diplomatic
personnel capture their experiences, motivations, critiques,
personal analyses, and private thoughts. The collection
includes interviews of American diplomats from Georgia.
Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799
The collection consists of approximately 65,000 items
(176,000 pages). Correspondence, letterbooks, commonplace
books, diaries and journals, reports, notes, financial account
books, and military papers accumulated by George Washington
from 1741 through 1799 are organized into 9 Series.
The collection is comprised of over 29,000 photographs
primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors
and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic
buildings, and other structures concentrated chiefly in
the northeastern United States. The collection contains
more than sixty
photographs of residences and places in Georgia.
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the
Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections
document achievements in architecture, engineering, and
design in the United States through a comprehensive range
of building types and engineering technologies. Browse
by georgraphic location to locate items in Georgia.
The collection documents the architecture and social life
of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in the 1920s,
1930s, and 1940s, including exteriors and interiors of commercial,
residential, and government buildings, as well as street
scenes and views of neighborhoods.
James Madison Papers, 1723-1836
The James Madison Papers from the Manuscript Division
at the Library of Congress consist of approximately 12,000
items captured in some 72,000 digital images. They document
the life of the man who came to be known as the "Father
of the Constitution" through correspondence, personal
notes, drafts of letters and legislation, an autobiography,
legal and financial documents, and miscellaneous manuscripts.
The Geography & Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which this collection represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. The collection is organized according to seven major categories: Cities and Towns, Conservation and Environment, Cultural Landscapes, Discovery and Exploration, General Maps, Military Battles and Campaigns, and Transportation and Communication. Browse
the geographic location index to locate maps of Georgia.
for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1820-1860 & 1870-1885
The collection consists of over 62,000 pieces of sheet
music registered for copyright during the nineteenth century.
Included are popular songs, operatic arias, piano music,
sacred music and secular choral music, solo instrumental
music, method books and instructional materials, and music
for band and orchestra.
What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music
The collection consists of approximately one hundred sound
recordings, primarily blues and gospel songs, and related
documentation from the folk festival at Fort Valley State
College (now Fort Valley State University), Fort Valley,
The collection contains approximately four thousand images
featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits.
and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929
This collection assembles a wide array of Library of Congress
source materials from the 1920s that document the widespread
prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition
to a mass consumer economy, and the role of government in
Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996
The collection showcases materials from the Blue Ridge
Parkway Folklife Project Collection (1978) and the Lands'
End All-American Quilt Contest Collection (1992, 1994, 1996).
Together these provide a glimpse into America's diverse
11, 2001, Documentary Project
The September 11, 2001, Documentary Project captures the
heartfelt reactions, eyewitness accounts, and diverse opinions
of Americans and others in the months that followed the
terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon,
and United Airlines Flight 93. The project includes eight
images from Cobb, Georgia.
and the Courts, 1740-1860
The collection contains just over a hundred pamphlets
and books (published between 1772 and 1889) concerning the
difficult and troubling experiences of African and African-American
slaves in the American colonies and the United States. The
collection contains more than fifty images
of Thomas Sims, on an Issue of Personal Liberty, on the
Claim of James Potter, of Georgia, Against Him, as an
Alleged Fugitive from Service: Arguments of Robert Rantoul,
Jr., and Charles G. Loring, with the Decision of George
T. Curtis, Boston, April 7-11, 1851 / phonographic
report by Dr. James W. Stone.
Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording
A multi-format ethnographic field collection that includes
approximately 700 sound recordings, as well as photographic
prints, fieldnotes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts
documenting a three-month, 6,502-mile trip through the southern
United States collecting folksongs.
Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress
The collection consists of approximately 27,000 documents
ranging in date from 1606 to 1827. Correspondence, memoranda,
notes, and drafts of documents make up two-thirds of the
from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories
These interviews, conducted between 1932 and 1975, capture
the recollections of twenty-three identifiable people born
between 1823 and the early 1860s and known to have been
former slaves. The almost seven hours of recordings were
made in nine Southern states and provide an important glimpse
of what life was like for slaves and freedmen. Included
in the collection are seven
interviews from Georgia.