Library of Congress
Wars and the Home Front
Historical context and ideas for integrating individual digital collections of primary sources into instruction.
- Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures (Summary and Teaching Resources) The images in this collection track American sentiment about the war in Europe, week by week, before and after the United States became involved.
- Rochambeau Map Collection (Summary Only) The maps in this collection cover much of eastern North America, and date from 1717 to 1795.
- Selected Civil War Photographs (Summary and Teaching Resources) The 1,118 photographs in this collection featuring encampments, preparations for battle, battlefields and military portraits can be used as a basis for researching the Civil War.
- September 11, 2001, Documentary Project (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection documents eyewitness accounts, expressions of grief and other commentary on the events of September 11, 2001. Included in this presentation are photographs, drawings, audio and video interviews and written narratives.
- The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection contains the first movies made of American troops in wartime and features troops, ships, notable figures, parades, reenactments of battles and other war-time events.
- Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Browse issues of this World War I newspaper created to improve morale and provide unity within the American forces.
- Suffering Under a Great Unjustice: Ansel Adams Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar (Summary and Teaching Resources) In this collection, Ansel Adams documents the life of Japanese Americans interned at the Manzanar relocation camps during World War II. Photographs include portraits, views of daily life, agricultural scenes and sports and leisure activities.
- Washington During the Civil War: The Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft, 1861-1865 (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection documents life in Civil War era Washington, D.C. as seen through the eyes of Horatio Taft.
- http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/lincolniana/ (Summary and Teaching Resources) Learn tips for integrating these historic sheet music compositions into Civil War teaching.
- World War II Military Situation Maps (Summary Only) View maps showing troop positions beginning on June 6, 1944 to July 26, 1945.