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The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana: 1824-1931
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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

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

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Frederick Douglass Papers, 1841-1964
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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

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

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Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929
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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

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A World's Fair Scrapbook
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This interactive scrapbook invites students to reconstruct the journey of 1962 high ... More

This interactive scrapbook invites students to reconstruct the journey of 1962 high schooler Jane Morton as she travels with her school band from the Midwest to the World's Fair in Seattle. By using newspaper clippings, patches, snapshots, receipts and letters students practice using ephemera to explore the past. There are opportunities to contrast modes of communication, means of travel and teenage culture from the early 1960s to today. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. Less

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