Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project,
1936 to 1940
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 128
titles of mostly first-person accounts of life in Florida
during the Great Depression.
Notes: Travels in America, 1750 to 1920
The 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. .
American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment,
The American Variety Stage is a multimedia anthology selected
from various Library of Congress holdings. This collection
illustrates the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment,
especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. The
collection contains two items that reference Florida.
in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project,
1936 to 1938
The collection contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts
of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former
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.
This collection of photographs from the Detroit Publishing
Company Collection includes over 25,000 glass negatives
and transparencies as well as about 300 color photolithograph
prints, mostly of the eastern United States. Browse the collection by location to locate more than 900 photographs for Florida.
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, through books, pamphlets, government documents,
manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion picture footage
drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress.
Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs
The images in the collection show Americans at home, at
work, and at play, with an emphasis on rural and small-town
life and the adverse effects of the Great Depression, the
Dust Bowl, and increasing farm mechanization. The collection contains more than 2,000 images of Florida.
The color photographs of the Farm Security Administration-Office
of War Information Collection include scenes of rural and
small-town life, migrant labor, and the effects of the Great
Depression. Browse the collection by location to locate eleven images of Florida.
Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937 to 1942
The collection is a multiformat ethnographic
field collection documenting African-American, Arabic,
Bahamian, British-American, Cuban, Greek, Italian, Minorcan,
Seminole, and Slavic cultures
throughout Florida. Recorded by Robert Cook, Herbert Halpert,
Zora Neale Hurston, Stetson Kennedy, Alton Morris, and others
in conjunction with the Florida Federal Writers' Project,
the Florida Music Project, and the Joint Committee on Folk
Arts of the Work Projects Administration, it features folksongs
and folktales in many languages, including blues
songs from menhaden fishing boats, railroad gangs, and
turpentine camps; children's
music, and religious
music of many cultures; and interviews,
also known as "life histories." The collection
includes a special presentation, "A
Florida Treasure Hunt."
Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African-American
abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his
own freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer,
writer, and publisher. Included in the collection is The
Proceedings of the State Conference of the Colored Men of
Florida held at Gainesville, February 5, 1884.
The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is comprised of over
29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including
interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories,
historic buildings, and other structures. The colleciton contains more than 2,000 images pertaining to Florida.
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
the collection by location to locate more than 700 items for Florida.
Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings
of the Edison Companies
The collection features 341 motion pictures, 81 disc sound
recordings, and other related materials, such as photographs
and original magazine articles.
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1870 to 1885
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 by location to locate more than 300 maps of Florida.
The collection contains more than 62,500 pieces of historical
sheet music registered for copyright: more than 15,000 registered
during the years 1820-60 and more than 47,000 registered
during the years 1870-85.
The collection contains approximately 4,000 images featuring
American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits.
Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
The Printed Ephemera collection at the Library of Congress
is a rich repository of Americana. In total, the collection
comprises 28,000 primary source items dating from the seventeenth
century to the present and encompasses key events and eras
in American history. The collection includes twelve
items printed in Florida.
and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929
The 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
this transition. Search
the full-text option to find items related to Florida.
and Quiltmaking in America, 1978 to 1996
The collection presents 181 segments from recorded interviews
with quiltmakers and 410 graphic images (prints, positive
transparencies, and negatives) from 2 collections in the
American Folklife Center: the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife
Project and the Lands' End All-American Quilt Contest Collection.
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. Browse by location to locate five
interviews from Florida.
and the Courts, 1740 to 1860
The collection contains just over 100 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 includes the Trial
and Imprisonment of Jonathan Walker, at Pensacola, Florida,
for Aiding Slaves to Escape from Bondage. With an Appendix,
Containing a Sketch of His Life.
Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording
The collection is a multiformat ethnographic field collection
that includes nearly 700 sound recordings, as well as fieldnotes,
jackets, and other manuscripts documenting a 3-month,
6,502-mile trip through the southern United States.
Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures
Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606 to 1827
This collection features 68 motion pictures produced between
1898 and 1901 of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent
The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Manuscript
Division at the Library of Congress consist of approximately
27,000 documents. This is the largest collection of original
Jefferson documents in the world. The collection is organized
into ten series or groupings, ranging in date from 1606