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Annual review by Library of Congress ( Serial )
in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
American memory historical collections for the National Digital Library ( )
in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
Derived from the collections of the Library of Congress, presents digital versions of source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. Includes manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings, motion pictures, music, and maps.
Collections : Library of Congress, American Memory ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
American women a gateway to Library of Congress resources for the study of women's history and culture in the United States ( Book )
in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
A slightly expanded and fully searchable version of American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States (2001) that has been redesigned for online use, with added illustrations and links to digitized material located throughout the Library of Congress Web site, including 36 items newly digitized especially for American Women.
September 11, 2001, documentary project ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
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. Patriotism and unity mixed with sadness, anger, and insecurity are common themes expressed in the sound and video recordings, written narratives, poetry, photographs, and drawings that comprise this online presentation. The day after the attacks, the American Folklife Center called upon the nation's folklorists and ethnographers to collect, record, and document America's reaction. A sampling of the material collected through this effort was used to create the September 11, 2001, Documentary Project. This collection captures the voices of a diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and political cross-section of America during trying times and serves as a historical and cultural resource for future generations.
A century of lawmaking for a new nation U.S. congressional documents and debates ( )
in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Contains United States congressional documents, records, and acts from the 18th and 19th centuries, housed in the Law Library of Congress. Compiled by the Library's National Digital Library Program.
Annual report by Library of Congress ( Serial )
in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Annual review by Library of Congress ( Serial )
in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
A periodic report from the National Digital Library Program ( Serial )
in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
The stars and stripes ( Serial )
in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Born in slavery slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 ( )
in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Presents more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. Provides links from individual photographs to the corresponding narratives. Collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the narratives were assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume work entitled Slave narratives: a folk history of slavery in the United States, from interviews with former slaves.
American variety stage vaudeville and popular entertainment, 1870-1920 ( )
in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Multimedia collection containing digitized versions of selected Library of Congress holdings. Represents diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Includes 334 English and Yiddish language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, sixty-one motion pictures, and 143 photographs and twenty-nine memorabilia items documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini.
The evolution of the Conservation Movement 1850-1920 ( )
in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage. The collection consists of approximately 60 books and pamphlets, over 140 Federal statutes and Congressional Resolutions, and additional legislative documents, excerpts from the Congressional Globe and the Congressional Record, 360 presidential proclamations, 170 prints and photographs, 2 historic manuscripts, and a two-part motion picture. Numbers are subject to change with site updates.
Abraham Lincoln papers at the Library of Congress a collaborative project ( Book )
in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 20,000 documents. The collection is organized into three "General Correspondence" series which include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material. Most of the 20,000 items are from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65. In its online presentation, the Abraham Lincoln Papers comprises approximately 61,000 images and 10,000 transcriptions. This project is being supported by a generous gift from Donald G. Jones, Terri L. Jones, and the Jones Family Foundation. Digitized from microfilm, site is searchable by keyword and browsable by collection series.
Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian photographic images by Edward S Curtis ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Digital version of The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis, a twenty-volume set from the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University Library. Features a collection of over 2,000 photogravure plates and narrative portraying the traditional customs and lifeways of eighty North American Indian tribes.
The Thomas Jefferson papers ( Book )
in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
"The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 27,000 documents. This is the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world. Document types in the collection as a whole include correspondence, commonplace books, financial account books, and manuscript volumes. The collection is organized into ten series or groupings, ranging in date from 1606 to 1827."
Historic American sheet music, 1850-1920 selected from the collections of Duke University ( Book )
in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Digital images of 3042 pieces of sheet music published in the United States between 1850 and 1920 selected from the collections in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University. The selection presents a significant perspective on American history and culture. The sheet music chosen for digital reproduction represents a wide variety of music types including bel canto, minstrel songs, protest songs, sentimental songs, patriotic and political songs, plantation songs, Civil War songs, spirituals, dance music, songs from vaudeville and musicals, "Tin pan alley" songs, and songs from World War I. The collection is particularly strong in antebellum Southern music, Confederate imprints, and Civil war songs. Piano music includes marches, variations, opera excerpts, and dance music (waltzes, quadrilles, polkas, etc.)
African American odyssey by Library of Congress ( )
in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
"The African American odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship", highlights what was on view in the exhibition, and what is available in the Library's African American collection. Both include a wide array of important and rare books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films, and recordings. Based on the text of the same name, additional collections are forthcoming to this site. The portions of the exhibit that are not currently available online are: "Fine Prints and Photographs by Twentieth-Century African American Artists," and Black Business and Family Life at the Turn of the Century in the Daniel A.P. Murray Collection."
George Washington papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799 by George Washington ( Book )
in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Correspondence, letterbooks, commonplace books, diaries, journals, financial account books, military records, reports, and notes from the approximately 65,000 items in the collection accumulated by Washington from 1741 through 1799. First release consists of 41 letterbooks (about 8,000 pages). Can be searched by keyword or browsed by series. Includes a time line, essays about the George Washington papers, and a selected bibliography.
The New Deal stage selections from the Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939 ( )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Presents over 3,000 images of items from the Federal Theatre Project Collection at the Library of Congress such as stage and costume designs, still photographs, posters, and scripts for productions of Macbeth. Includes finding aid. Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress.
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