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Ad Access: Train Advertisements
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The Ad*Access Project presents images and database information advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. This selection of ads is about trains.

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
Duke University
Provider Set:
Duke University Libraries
Date Added:
03/24/2014
Aerial view of a complex of Long Island highways that provide access to New York City
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Photo of a Aerial view of a complex of Long Island highways that provide access to New York City (1946)

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
Provider Set:
National Archive Experience DocsTeach
Date Added:
01/01/1946
American Civil Liberties Union. Jessica Gonzales v. U.S.A.
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In the first case brought by a survivor of domestic violence against the U.S. before an international human rights tribunal, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) found that the United States violated the human rights of Jessica Lenahan (formerly Gonzales) and her children.

Case Summary and downloadable court documents

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Case Study
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Civil Liberties Union
Date Added:
03/04/2014
December 18, 1903: Flying Machine Soars Three Miles in Teeth of High Wind Over Sand Hills and Waves On  Carolina Coast
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Newspaper article published on December 18, 1903 about the successful flight of the Wright Brother's flying machine. The article was published without permission, however, and is full of mistakes. Read the article and the background story here.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company
Provider Set:
Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company History Wing
Date Added:
01/01/1903
The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription
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The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a union that would become a new nation—the United States of America. Read a transcription of the document here.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
Date Added:
03/20/2014
Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789)
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The "Declaration of the Rights of Man" was approved by the National Assembly of France on August 26, 1789. It is a fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human rights. It is included in the preamble of the constitutions of both the Fourth French Republic (1946) and Fifth Republic (1958) and is still current. Read the text of the document here.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Political Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Yale University
Provider Set:
Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Law Library
Date Added:
03/20/2014
Drawing of a Raft 02/14/1818
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On February 14, 1818, David Gordon received a patent for his raft design. When a patent is granted, it excludes others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention. This drawing accompanied Gordon’s application.

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Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
Provider Set:
National Archive Experience DocsTeach
Date Added:
02/14/1818
The Eighth Avenue trolley, New York City (1904)
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The Eighth Avenue trolley, New York City, sharing the street with horse-drawn produce wagon and an open automobile. Downtown, looking north (1904)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
Provider Set:
National Archive Experience DocsTeach
Date Added:
01/01/1904
Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces (1948)
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On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed this executive order establishing the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services, committing the U.S. government to integrating the segregated military. Read and see the document here.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
Provider Set:
www.ourdocs.gov
Author:
Harry S. Truman
Date Added:
07/26/1948
The First Telescopes
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In the early 17th century, craftsmen and scientists introduced a new tool for studying the heavens. The telescope, one of the central instruments of the Scientific Revolution, soon became the astronomer's most essential tool. Now the astronomer could see countless stars and other faint objects never before visible. Suddenly the universe was no longer limited to what the naked eye could see. Read a history of the telescope here.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
American Institute of Physics
Date Added:
03/20/2014
How to Make a Telescope
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Telescopes make distant objects appear nearer, using a combination of lenses and mirrors. If you happen to have no telescopes or binoculars at home, and you can make one yourself! Take note that the images may appear upside down.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Wikihow
Date Added:
03/20/2014