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New on the Web: Hispanic Heritage Month

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:37:30 -0500

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

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New on the Web: Pershing & Patton Diaries Online

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:34:35 -0500

The Library of Congress has recently placed online the diaries, notebooks and address books of John J. Pershing, commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, and the diaries of George S. Patton, a tank commander in World War I and a U.S. Army general in World War II.

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New on the Web: Today in History Update

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 07:40:44 -0500

The Library's popular Today in History website has received its first major redesign in nearly a dozen years. In addition to a streamlined look that allows easier navigation among Today in History’s hundreds of essays, the collection also offers an email alert service where you can subscribe and receive daily notices about the day’s featured items.

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New on the Web: Mapping a Growing Nation

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:27:45 -0500

Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed and published in America by an American. This preview of Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood comprises maps of the northeastern United States. By year’s end, maps of all 50 states will be included in the online exhibition.

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New on the Web: George S. Patton Diaries

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:14:15 -0500

The diaries of U.S. army officer George S. Patton (1885-1945) are part of a larger collection of Patton papers available for research use onsite at the Library of Congress. The entire collection spans the years 1807-1979, with the bulk of the papers concentrated from 1904 to 1945.

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New on the Web: 18th Century Newspapers Added

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:11:22 -0500

The Gazette of the United States, National Gazette and National Intelligencer are among the newspapers just added to Chronicling America, a free online database from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress.

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New on the Web: John J. Pershing Papers

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:01:19 -0500

The diaries, notebooks, and address books of John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948), U.S. army officer and commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, are part of a larger collection of Pershing papers available for research use onsite in the Library of Congress.

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New on the Web: Zachary Taylor Papers

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:14:29 -0500

The Zachary Taylor Papers, one of 23 presidential collections in the Library of Congress, contains approximately 650 items dating from 1814 to 1931, with the bulk from 1840 to 1861. The collection is made up primarily of general correspondence and family papers of Taylor (1784-1850), with some autobiographical material, business and military records, printed documents, engraved printed portraits and other miscellany relating chiefly to his presidency (1849-1850); his service as a U.S. Army officer, especially in the 2nd Seminole Indian War; management of his plantations; and settlement of his estate.

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New on the Web: New York Journal, 1896-1899

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:19:11 -0500

In 1895, William Randolph Hearst purchased the paper to compete with Joseph Pulitzer's New York World. The New York Journal is an example of "Yellow Journalism," where the newspapers competed for readers through bold headlines, illustrations, and activist journalism.  The paper infamously reported on and influenced events like the Spanish-American War.  The Sunday editions contained additional supplements: American Women's Home Journal, American Magazine, and the American Humorist, which included the "Yellow Kid" comic strip. These supplements featured colorful layouts and covered sporting events, pseudoscience, and popular culture, such as the bicycle craze of 1896. Click here for more information. [...]



New on the Web: William Henry Harrison Papers

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:09:45 -0500

The William Henry Harrison Papers, one of 23 presidential collections in the Library of Congress, contains approximately 1,000 items dating from 1734 to 1939, with the bulk dated from 1812 to 1841. Harrison (1773-1841), an army officer, representative and senator from Ohio, served as the ninth president of the United States. 

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New on the Web: #Opera Before Instagram

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:07:02 -0500

From our new exhibition, "#Opera Before Instagram," the Charles Jahant Collection contains nearly 2,000 photographs of opera singers from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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New on the Web: John Tyler Papers

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:55:17 -0500

The John Tyler Papers, one of twenty-three presidential collections in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, contains more than 1,400 items dating from 1691 to 1918, most of which fall between 1757 and 1918. The collection is made up primarily of correspondence, including letters and copies of letters to or from Tyler (1790-1862), a governor and U.S. representative and senator from Virginia, who served as vice president under William Henry Harrison before becoming the tenth president of the United States upon Harrison’s death in 1841.

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New on the Web: VHP Recognizes LGBT Veterans

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:13:02 -0500

The Veterans History Project (VHP) has launched the next installment of its ongoing "Experiencing War" website feature. The new installment recognizes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) veterans who served in conflicts from WWII to the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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New on the Web: America Reads

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 12:15:05 -0500

Knowing that opinions can be as varied as the number of people you ask, we urged the public to name "other books that shaped America" and to tell us which of the 88 core books on our list were most important to them. That survey forms the basis of this exhibition, "America Reads." Thousands of readers responded with their choices. The top 40 vote-getters for “other books that shaped America” are on display, along with the public’s top choices from our original 88 selections.

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New on the Web: Martin Van Buren Papers

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:05:02 -0500

The Martin Van Buren Papers, one of 23 presidential collections in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, contains more than 6,000 items dating from 1787 to circa 1910. The bulk of the material dates from the 1820s, when Van Buren (1782-1862) was a U.S. senator from New York, through his service as secretary of state and vice president in the Andrew Jackson administrations (1829-1837), to his own presidency (1837-1841) and through the decade thereafter when he made unsuccessful bids to return to the presidency with the Democratic and Free Soil parties.

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New on the Web: Federal Register

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:00:08 -0500

The Federal Register is the official daily publication for Presidential Documents, Executive Orders, proposed, interim, and final rules and regulations, and notices by Federal Agencies, as well as notices of hearings, decisions, investigations, and committee meetings. The Federal Register has been published by the National Archives and Records Administration since 1936 and consists of several distinct parts.

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New on the Web: William Oland Bourne Papers

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 14:20:17 -0500

The papers of reformer, poet, editor, and clergyman William Oland Bourne (1819-1901) span the years 1841-1885, with the bulk of the material concentrated in the period 1856-1867. As editor of the periodical The Soldier's Friend, Bourne sponsored a contest in 1865-1866 in which Union soldiers and sailors who lost their right arms by disability or amputation during the Civil War were invited to submit samples of their penmanship using their left hands. The contest, which awarded a total of $1,000 in prizes for the winning entries, was followed in 1867 by a second contest, which awarded $500 in prizes.

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New on the Web: Civil Rights Act of 1964 Video, Audio

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 13:40:18 -0500

More than 70 new video and audio clips have been added to "The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom" online exhibition, including many historic film clips.

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New on the Web: New Folklife Music Online

Fri, 20 May 2016 16:23:50 -0500

Released yesterday just in time for the 40th anniversary of the American Folklife Center: four albums of music from our archives originally published on vinyl, now online for streaming and download. Also included are scans of the covers and liner notes.

 




New on the Web: Jacob Riis Exhibition

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:13:10 -0500

Today Jacob Riis is regarded as one of photography’s great innovators. Riis was well aware of the power of photographs but did not consider himself a photographer. This exhibition repositions Riis as a multi-skilled communicator who devoted his life to writing articles and books and delivering lectures nationwide to spur social reform.

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New on the Web: VHP Looks Back at Gulf War

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:11:58 -0500

A quarter of a century after Operation Desert Storm, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project today launches the latest installment in its "Experiencing War" series of web features titled "The Persian Gulf War: 25 Years Later."

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New on the Web: Rosa Parks Papers Online

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:53:30 -0600

The Rosa Parks Collection at the Library of Congress, which contains approximately 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs, has been digitized and is now online.

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New on the Web: New Hampshire Public Radio Presidential Collection

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:59:24 -0600

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has acquired New Hampshire Public Radio’s digital collection of interviews and speeches by presidential candidates from 1995-2007. The entire collection—nearly 100 hours of content—has been digitized and is now online.

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New on the Web: Papers of Roman Totenberg Online

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:33:07 -0600

The Library of Congress has launched a new online presentation of 130 items documenting the life and career of virtuoso violinist and revered teacher Roman Totenberg (1911-2012).

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New on the Web: Congress.gov Adds New Features

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 17:52:48 -0600

The free legislative information website Congress.gov beginning today added the Congressional Record Index to the site’s searchable data sets. It is the last of multiple upgrades to the site throughout 2015 as the Library of Congress moves toward discontinuing the legacy information site THOMAS.gov.

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