• Collection
    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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    By Popular Demand: Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s 2007 marks the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's rookie season for the Brooklyn Dodgers. When he stepped onto Ebbets field on April 15th, 1947, Robinson became the first African American in the twentieth century to play baseball in the major leagues -- breaking the "color line," a segregation practice dating to the nineteenth century. Jackie Robinson was an extremely talented multi-sport athlete and a ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1998

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    Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929 Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929, assembles a broad array of Library of Congress source materials documenting the prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition to a mass-consumer economy, and the role of government in this transition. Many new technologies and the new concept of scientific management in the work place had evolved during the first two decades ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1999

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    "Make the slave's case our own" 1 item. | Holograph anti-slavery speech of Susan B. Anthony.
    • Contributor: Anthony, Susan (Susan Brownell) - Anthony, Susan
    • Date: 1859
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Plantation manual, 1857-1858 1 item. | Holograph page from the manual of James Henry Hammond in which he provides instructions for breastfeeding infants, as well as the work arrangements for the elderly and for pregnant slaves.
    • Contributor: Hammond, James Henry
    • Date: 1866
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    War lecture 1 item. | Holograph lecture by Clara Barton about her service during the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Barton, Clara
    • Date: 1866
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Journal, 1779-1796, Spring 1789 entry 1 item. | Holograph page from the journal of Elizabeth Foote Washington discussing her relationship with her servants.
    • Contributor: Washington, Elizabeth Foote
    • Date: 1789
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A colored woman in a white world 1 item : typescript. | Draft manuscript page of the autobiography of Mary Church Terrell describing her reaction to the death of her baby.
    • Contributor: Terrell, Mary Church
    • Date: 1940
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Specifications for Church of St. Stephen, London, Eng.] 1 item : ink on paper.
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Specifications for two churches] 1 item : ink on paper. | Written specifications for "New North Church, Boston, built 1803-4" and "First Congregational Church, Providence, 1816, Jnop. H. Green, archit."
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Specifications for a chapel in Boston] 1 item : ink on paper.
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Specifications for three churches] 1 item : ink on paper.
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Textual description of Girard College, Philadelphia, Pa.] 1 item : ink on paper.
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Specifications for Hollis Street Church] 1 item : ink on paper. | Handwritten specifications provide external and internal dimensions including those for galleries, columns, and a "Corinthian Venetian window behind the pulpit".
    • Contributor: Bulfinch, Charles
    • Date: 1803
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    September 12, 2001, new vocabulary ground zero, the pile, suicide hijackers, missing ... / 1 manuscript (digital print) : inkjet, b&w.
    • Contributor: Johnson, Liz (Elizabeth R.) - Johnson, Liz
    • Date: 2001
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Dear U.S.A., over the summer a tragic event changed my life ... 1 item (letter) : photocopy.
    • Contributor: McClean, Courtney
    • Date: 2001
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    How my life has changed 1 item.
    • Contributor: North, Hilary
    • Date: 2001
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Everyone was cool, everyone was chillin' ... 1 item (poem) : porous point pen.
    • Contributor: Rogers, Ronnie
    • Date: 2001
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    WTC 010911 9:15 AM 1 item (poem) : typescript.
    • Contributor: Torre, Susana
    • Date: 2001
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    American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920 This collection illustrates the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Included are 334 English- and Yiddish-language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, 61 motion pictures, 10 sound recordings and 143 photographs and 29 memorabilia items documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini. Groups of theater posters and additional sound recordings will be added to this anthology ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1996

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    [Unpublished biography of Richard Morris Hunt] 1 item (ca. 500 pages) : typescript, with some illustrations ; 11 x 8.5 inches.
    • Contributor: Hunt, Catherine Clinton Howland
    • Date: 1895
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    The Evolution of the Conservation Movement The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage, through books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion picture footage drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress. The collection consists of 62 books and pamphlets, 140 Federal statutes and Congressional resolutions, 34 additional legislative documents, excerpts ...
    • Date: 1850

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    Rosa Parks Papers The papers of Rosa Parks (1913-2005) span the years 1866-2006, with the bulk of the material dating from 1955 to 2000.  The collection, which contains approximately 7,500 items in the Manuscript Division, as well as 2,500 photographs in the Prints and Photographs Division, documents many aspects of Parks's private life and public activism on behalf of civil rights for African Americans. The collection is on ...
    • Contributor: Parks, Rosa - Williams, Aubrey Willis

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