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The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana: 1824-1931

The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana: 1824-1931

Alfred Whital Stern (1881-1960) of Chicago presented his outstanding collection of Lincolniana ... (more)

Alfred Whital Stern (1881-1960) of Chicago presented his outstanding collection of Lincolniana to the Library of Congress in 1953. Begun by Mr. Stern in the 1920s, the collection documents the life of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) both through writings by and about Lincoln as well as a large body of publications concerning the issues of the times including slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and related topics. The collection contains more than 11,100 items. This online release presents more than 1,300 items with more than 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 later date. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
American Memory
Provider:
Library of Congress
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An American Time Capsule: Broadsides and Printed Ephemera, 1600-2000

An American Time Capsule: Broadsides and Printed Ephemera, 1600-2000

The Printed Ephemera Collection at the Library of Congress is a rich ... (more)

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 encompassing key events and eras in American history. Among them are a variety of posters, notices, invitations, proclamations, leaflets, propaganda, manifestos, menus and business cards. They capture the experience of the Revolutionary War, slavery, the western land rush, the Civil War, Women's Suffrage, and the Industrial Revolution from the viewpoint of those who lived through them. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
American Memory
Provider:
Library of Congress
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Civil War Treasures from the New York Historical Society

Civil War Treasures from the New York Historical Society

Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society presents materials held by ... (more)

Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society presents materials held by the New-York Historical Society that document the lives of ordinary citizens from both sides who were involved in the Civil War. Included are photographs and drawings that document the war's impact, recruiting posters used in New York, letters from Civil War Nurse Sarah Blunt and the first and only issue of The Prison Times handwritten by Confederate prisoners in Fort Delaware. Civil War Treasures is drawn from archival collections housed at the New-York Historical Society. The materials in this collection include Civil War enlistment and recruitment posters, etchings and sketches, envelopes embossed with decorations related to events or portraits of prominent personalities, photographs, and stereographs. The collection also contains a copy of the Prison Times, a newspaper produced by Confederate prisoners of war at a federal prison camp in Delaware; several of Walt Whitman’s letters written from hospital visits to wounded servicemen; a series of letters from Sarah Blunt, a nurse in hospitals at Point Lookout, Maryland, and Harper's Ferry, West Virginia; and manuscripts relating to the work of William Oland Bourne, a New York social reformer, editor, and author. Background on the types of materials included can be found at Archival Collections from which the Civil War Treasures Are Drawn. The Special Presentation: Before, During, and After the Civil War provides a brief overview of the events of the Civil War, illustrated with graphics from the Civil War Treasures collection. This presentation could be used to introduce students to the collection. The digitized images and documents in the collection provide access to mid-19th century archival manuscripts and popular graphics that contain a wealth of information on the political and social history of this pivotal era in American history. However, some of the materials in this collection contain language or negative stereotypes that may be offensive to some readers. Students should be prepared for encounters with such historic materials before they begin working with the collection. In a hurry? Save or print these Collection Connections as a single file. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
LOC Teachers
Provider:
Library of Congress
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Frederick Douglass Papers, 1841-1964

Frederick Douglass Papers, 1841-1964

The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents the papers ... (more)

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. The papers span the years 1841 to 1964, with the bulk of the material from 1862 to 1895. The printed Speech, Article, and Book Series contains the writings of Douglass and contemporaries in the abolitionist and early women's rights movements.The Subject File Series reveals Douglass's interest in diverse subjects such as politics, emancipation, racial prejudice, women's suffrage, and prison reform. Scrapbooks document Douglass's role as minister to Haiti and the controversy surrounding his interracial second marriage. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
American Memory
Provider:
Library of Congress
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Home Economics to Human Ecology: A Centennial History at the Univeristy of Wisconsin

Home Economics to Human Ecology: A Centennial History at the Univeristy of Wisconsin

A digital collection of photographs and ephemera illustrating aspects of the past ... (more)

A digital collection of photographs and ephemera illustrating aspects of the past 100 years at the School of Human Ecology at UW-Madison. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
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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

This collection assembles a wide array of Library of Congress source materials ... (more)

This 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. It includes nearly 200 selections from twelve collections of personal papers and two collections of institutional papers from the Manuscript Division; 74 books, pamphlets, and legislative documents from the General Collections, along with selections from 34 consumer and trade journals; 181 photographs from the pictorial materials of the National Photo Company Collection held by the Prints and Photographs Division; and 5 short films and 7 audio selections of Coolidge speeches from the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division. The collection is particularly strong in advertising and mass-marketing materials and will be of special interest to those seeking to understand economic and political forces at work in the 1920s. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
American Memory
Provider:
Library of Congress
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Reclaiming the Everglades

Reclaiming the Everglades

Reclaiming the Everglades represents all or part of sixteen 'physical' collections housed ... (more)

Reclaiming the Everglades represents all or part of sixteen 'physical' collections housed in the archives and special collections of University of Miami, Florida International University and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. This online compilation includes a rich diversity of unique or rare materials: personal correspondence, essays, typescripts, reports and memos; photographs, maps and postcards; and publications from individuals and the government. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
American Memory
Provider:
Library of Congress
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Women Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911

Women Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911

Between 1897 and 1911 Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh ... (more)

Between 1897 and 1911 Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, filled seven large scrapbooks with ephemera and memorabilia related to their work with women's suffrage. The Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller scrapbooks are a part of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. These scrapbooks document the activities of the Geneva Political Equality Club, which the Millers founded in 1897, as well as efforts at the state, national, and international levels to win the vote for women. They offer a unique look at the political and social atmosphere of the time as well as chronicle the efforts of two women who were major participants in the suffrage movement. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
Library of Congress
Provider:
Library of Congress
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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