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    National Film Registry

    Working as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), Lewis Hine (1874-1940) documented working and living conditions of children in the United States between 1908 and 1924. The NCLC photos are useful for the study of labor, reform movements, children, working class families, education, public health, urban and rural housing conditions, industrial and agricultural sites, and other aspects of urban and ...

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    Early Virginia Religious Petitions: A Collaborative Project between The Library of Congress and The Library of Virginia

    Early Virginia Religious Petitions presents images of 423 petitions submitted to the Virginia legislature between 1774 and 1802 from more than eighty counties and cities. Drawn from the Library of Virginia's Legislative Petitions collection, the petitions concern such topics as the historic debate over the separation of church and state championed by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, the rights of dissenters such as Quakers ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Virginia - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1999

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    Papal Transition 2005 Web Archive

    Collection Period: April 5th, 2005 to November 30th, 2005. On April 2, 2005, Pope John Paul II died at the age of 84; seventeen days later, on April 19, 2005, Pope Benedict XVI was elected the 265th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. The death of a presiding pope of the Catholic Church is an event that affects more than one ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2008

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    Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789

    Contains 277 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Most broadsides are one page in length; others range from 1 to 28 pages. A number of these ...

    • Contributor: United States. Continental Congress - Continental Congress Broadside Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1774

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    Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures, 1914-1919

    This online collection is drawn from three primary sources: The War of the Nations: Portfolio in Rotogravure Etchings, a volume published by the New York Times shortly after the armistice that compiled selected images from their "Mid-Week Pictorial" supplements of 1914-19; Sunday rotogravure sections from the New York Times for 1914-19; and Sunday rotogravure sections from the New York Tribune for 1916-19. <a ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 2004

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    Sir Francis Drake (Kraus Collection)

    Sir Francis Drake Sir Francis Drake's accomplishments as an explorer and naval strategist were unparalleled. His most notable feat was circumnavigating the earth from 1577-80, the first such voyage since Magellan's in 1522 and the only one up to that time captained by the same man from start to finish. Drake's expeditions to the Caribbean and the Pacific, undertaken during the circumnavigation and in ...

    • Contributor: Hans and Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection (library of Congress) - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2005

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    Laotian General Election 2011 Web Archive

    Collection Period: June 2011 to November 2011. Laos, one of the world’s few remaining communist regimes, holds general elections for the National Assembly every five years. Parliamentary Election and Presidential Election were held on April 30, 2011 and June 2011. The elections are significant political events in Laos reflecting the activeness of the Lao population in exercising their democratic right ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2011

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    Timor Leste 2010-2011 Web Archive

    Collection Period: January 12, 2010 to February 16, 2011. The Timor Leste Web Archive is a selection of websites about the emergence of Timor Leste as an independent country following independence, declared in 2002. Many of the websites contain information about the move to independence, the struggle for self-determination, and post-independence developments.

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2010

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    Iraq War 2003 Web Archive

    Collection Period: March 13, 2003 to June 16, 2003 and December 31, 2004 to July 21, 2009. On March 20, 2003, the United States began military action against Iraq for the stated purpose of deposing Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and preventing his use of suspected nuclear weapons (weapons of mass destruction). British, Australian, Polish, and Danish forces participated in the ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2008

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    Crisis in Darfur 2006 Web Archive

    Collection Period: February 20, 2006 to December 5, 2006. Described by the United Nations as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the current conflict in Sudan’s western region of Darfur began in early 2003, when rebels attacked government targets and then expanded to the widespread killing of civilians and the destruction of villages. These attacks have led to more than two ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2006

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    American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920

    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. Also included is the thirty-two-volume set of manuscript sources entitled Early Western Travels, 1748-1846, published between 1904 and 1907 after diligent compilation by the distinguished historian and secretary of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 2003

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    America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915

    Work, school, and leisure activities in the United States from 1894 to 1915 are featured in this presentation of 150 motion pictures. Highlights include films of the United States Postal Service from 1903, cattle breeding, fire fighters, ice manufacturing, logging, calisthenic and gymnastic exercises in schools, amusement parks, boxing, expositions, football, parades, swimming, and other sporting events. America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2000

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    American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and other Printed Ephemera

    The collection contains, among other materials, posters, playbills, songsheets, notices, invitations, proclamations, petitions, timetables, leaflets, propaganda, manifestos, ballots, tickets, menus, and business cards. There are more than 28,000 items in the collection. The material dates from the seventeenth century to the present day and covers innumerable topics. The library of Peter Force, acquired by the Library of Congress in 1867, furnished the basis of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Rare Book and Special Collections Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Printed Ephemera Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2000

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    From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection 1822-1909

    This online collection offers complete page images of the 396 titles in the African American Pamphlet Collection, as well as searchable electronic texts and bibliographic records. The digitization of the collection was made possible by a major gift from the Citigroup Foundation. The African American Pamphlet Collection was accessioned in 1990-91 from a miscellaneous pamphlet collection in the Rare Book and Special ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Rare Book and Special Collections Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 2000

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    African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907

    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, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900. Among the authors represented are Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Benjamin W. Arnett, Alexander Crummel, and Emanuel Love. Introduction The 351 titles in the collection include ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Rare Book and Special Collections Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1998

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    Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories

    The recordings of former slaves in Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories come from several collections held in the American Folklife Center's archive. The almost seven hours of recorded interviews presented here took place between 1932 and 1975 in nine states. Twenty-three interviewees discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, coercion of slaves, their families, and freedom. Several individuals ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 2004

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    Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

    Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) of the Works Progress Administration, later renamed Work Projects Administration (WPA). At the conclusion of the Slave Narrative project, a set of edited ...

    • Contributor: Federal Writers' Project - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division - Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 2001

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    The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana

    The collection contains more than 11,100 items. This online release presents over 1,300 items with a over 4,000 images and a date range of 1824-1931. It includes the complete collection of Stern's contemporary newspapers, Lincoln's law papers, sheet music, broadsides, prints, cartoons, maps, drawings, letters, campaign tickets, and other ephemeral items. The books and pamphlets in this collection are scheduled for digitization at a ...

    • Contributor: Stern, Alfred Whital - Library of Congress - Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1824

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    The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures

    This presentation features 68 motion pictures, produced between 1898 and 1901, of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine Revolution. The Spanish-American War was the first U.S. war in which the motion picture camera played a role. These films were made by the Edison Manufacturing Company and the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company and consist of actualities filmed in the U.S., Cuba, and the ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1998

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    Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

    Consisting of 104 motion pictures and four sound recordings, the majority of the motion pictures (87) are from the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (M/B/RS) at the Library of Congress. Founded in 1919, the Theodore Roosevelt Association was organized to perpetuate the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt. As part of its mission, it amassed a collection ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1999

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    Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, 1600-1925

    The fourth in a series of local history collections presented by the National Digital Library Program as part of American Memory, joining "California As I Saw It", Pioneering the Upper Midwest, and Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age. Together, these online collections make up a virtual local history bookshelf. Like the other local history collections, The Capital and ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Rare Book and Special Collections Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 2000

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    Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Perspectives

    The digital collection Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Perspectives is one component of a collaborative project undertaken by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and the National Digital Library Program to recognize the centennial of the Spanish-American War (1898). The first product of this collaboration, The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War, came online in 1998. Puerto ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 2000

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    Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia

    This collection presents 718 excerpts of sound recordings, 1,256 photographs, and 10 manuscripts from the American Folklife Center's Coal River Folklife Project Collection. The project documented traditional uses of the mountains in the Big Coal River Valley of southern West Virginia, and explored the cultural dimensions of ecological crisis from 1992 to 1999. There are extensive interviews with local residents on the seasonal harvesting ...

    • Contributor: American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 2000

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    Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910

    Portrays the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century through first-person accounts, biographies, promotional literature, local histories, ethnographic and antiquarian texts, colonial archival documents, and other works drawn from the Library of Congress's General Collections and Rare Books and Special Collections Division. The collection's 138 volumes depict the land and its resources; the conflicts between settlers and ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Rare Book and Special Collections Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1998

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    Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters, 1862-1912

    This digital collection integrates two collections from the holdings of the Nebraska State Historical Society, which illustrate the story of settlement on the Great Plains. Includes approximately 3,000 glass plate negatives by Solomon D. Butcher which record the process of settlement of Nebraska between 1886 and 1912, including Custer, Buffalo, Dawson, and Cherry counties. Also includes approximately 3,000 pages of Oblinger family letters discussing ...

    • Contributor: Butcher, Solomon D. (solomon Devore) - Nebraska State Historical Society - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 2000

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