Science and Invention
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Historical context and ideas for integrating individual digital collections of primary sources into instruction.
- Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress, 1862-1939 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Five online presentations (Alexander Graham Bell as Inventor and Scientist, The Bell Family Trees, Collection Highlights, The Telephone and Multiple Telegraph and Time Line of Alexander Graham Bell) are of special interest.
- American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936: Images from the University of Chicago Library (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection can be searched by either subject or geographical location. It includes a special presentation - Ecology and the American Environment.
- America's First Look Into the Camera: Daguerreotype Portraits and Views (Summary and Teacher Resources) Make sure to view the special presentation on the daguerreotype process.
- Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Present (Summary and Teaching Resources) Searchable by subject and geographical location, this collection would be especially useful in the study of structures.
- Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry (Summary Only) Make sure to view the special presentation - Emile Berliner: Inventor of the Gramophone.
- The Evolution of the Conservation Movement: 1850-1920 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Make sure to view the special presentation - Chronology of Selected Events in the Development of the American Conservation Movement.
- Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904 (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection highlights the significance of technology and invention at the beginning of the twentieth cetury.
- Inventing Entertainment: Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection showcases the work of inventor Thomas Alva Edison.
- Map Collections, 1500-2004 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Make sure to visit the Conservation and Environment Maps page.
- Origins of American Animation (Summary and Teaching Resources) The collection shows the development of animation and reflects the attitudes of early twentieth-century America.
- Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress (Summary Only) This collection documents the life and work of Samuel Morse, inventor of the electromagnetic telegraph, and his participation in the development of telegraph systems throughout the world.
- Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers at the Library of Congress (Summary Only)
- Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division (Summary and Teaching Resources) Make sure to browse the Science, Medicine, Exploration, and Invention section of this collection.