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This is an extensive repository containing material relating to the American experience, a large portion of it digitised from the Library of Congress' collections. It includes, but is not limited to, images, monographs, sheet music, sound and visual recordings, pamphlets and posters. It is subdivided into over 100 thematic collections based on original documentation format, subject, author or donor. The site also benefits from an extensive range of background documentation and information on the creation, maintenance and development of this repository. Individual sections of the collection are periodically highlighted, and materials advising on the use of this repository's contents in a classroom situation are also provided. Each major subsection has a discrete site design and interface, although they are all part of the overarching whole.

Collections of historical content with digitized items

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  1. Before and after the great earthquake and fire early films of San Francisco, 1897-1916 /

    Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.; Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program.
    Site offers a perspective on the effects the San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fires of 1906 had on the development of the city. Seventeen films shot before the devastating events and seven shot detailing the horrendous damage are available for viewing. In addition a 1915 and 1916 film are included to illustrate the rebuilt area.

  2. Historic American sheet music, 1850-1920 selected from the collections of Duke University.

    Miller, Stephen D. (Stephen Douglas), 1971-; Schultz, Lois, 1944-; Duke University. Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.; Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program.
    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...

  3. Grabill photographs of frontier life in South Dakota and Wyoming

    Grabill, John C. H., photographer.
    3076-1: Ox teams in the Black Hills of South Dakota; 3076-2: Portraits of Oglala, Lakota, Miniconjou, and Brulé Indians, Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River, South Dakota; 3076-3: Railroads, including construction and railroad camps in South Dakota and Wyoming; 3076-4: Portraits of U.S. Cavalry & Infantry at South Dakota; 3076-5: Parades at Deadwood, South Dakota and Chicago, Ill.; 3076-6: Cityscapes and commercial buildings in South Dakota and Colorado; 3076-7: Ranch houses and a log cabin in South Dakota; 3076-8: Stagecoaches and coach drivers, including the Last Deadwood coach and Wells Fargo Express Co.; 3076-9: Military facilities at Fort Meade and Pine...

  4. African-American sheet music, 1850-1920 selected from the collection of Brown University.

    Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program.
    Selected from the Sheet Music Collection at the John Hay Library at Brown University. Consists of 1,305 pieces of American-American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920. Includes many songs from the heyday of antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement of the same period. Numerous titles are associated with the novel and the play Uncle Tom's Cabin. Civil War period music includes songs about African-American soldiers and the plight of the newly emancipated slave. Post-Civil War music reflects the problems of Reconstruction and the beginnings of urbanization and the northern migration of African Americans....

  5. Nation's Forum Collection

    Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937.; Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947.; Clark, Champ, 1850-1921.; Colby, Bainbridge, 1869-1950.; Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933.; Cox, James M. (James Middleton), 1870-1957.; Cummings, Homer S. (Homer Stillé), 1870-1956.; Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948.; De Valera, Éamon, 1882-1975.; Gerard, James W. (James Watson), 1867-1951.; Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924.; Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923.; Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954.; Hitchcock, Gilbert M. (Gilbert Monell), 1859-1934.; Lane, Franklin K.; Lewis, James, 1863-1939.; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924.; Long, Breckinridge, 1881-1958.; McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941.; Owen, Robert L. (Robert Latham), 1856-1947.; Palmer, A. Mitchell (Alexander Mitchell), 1872-1936.; Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948.; Poindexter, Miles, 1868-1946.; Purdy, Richard A. (Richard Augustus), 1863-1925.; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933.; Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960.; Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.; Vanderlip, Frank A. (Frank Arthur), 1864-1937.; White, George, 1872-1953.; Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949.; Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927.
    The Nation's Forum Collection at the Library of Congress consists of 59 acoustic recordings of speeches, delivered without a public audience solely for the purposes of preserving the speakers' voices. With two exceptions, the reverse side of the original records consisted of patriotic music. The recordings can be placed into two distinct series, 1918 and 1919-1920. Devoted mainly to World War I topics, the 1918 series was not sold commercially but distributed only to political organizations and other groups on ten-inch discs. The notable exception was the commercially-distributed recording of "From the battlefield of France" by General John J. Pershing,...

  6. Now what a time blues, gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals (1938-1943) /

    Work, John W. (John Wesley), 1901-1967.; Jones, Lewis Wade, 1910-1979.; James, Willis, 1900-1966.; American Folklife Center.; Fort Valley State College (Ga.)
    Consists of sound recordings, primarily blues and gospel songs, and related documentation created by John Wesley Work III in 1941 and by Lewis Jones and Willis Laurence James in March, June, and July 1943 at the folk festival at Fort Valley College (now Fort Valley State University), Fort Valley, Georgia. Also included are recordings made in Tennessee and Alabama (including six Sacred Harp songs) by John Work.

  7. The Leonard Bernstein collection, ca. 1920-1989

    Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program.; Library of Congress. Music Division.
    The Leonard Bernstein Collection is one of the largest and most varied of the many special collections held by the Library of Congress Music Division. It includes music and literary manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, audio and video recordings, fan mail, and other types of materials to extensively document Bernstein's extraordinary life and career as a composer, conductor, and teacher. This online Leonard Bernstein Collection makes available a selection of 85 photographs, 177 scripts from the Young People's Concerts, 74 scripts from the Thursday Evening Previews, and over 1,100 pieces of correspondence, in addition to the collection's complete Finding Aid.

  8. [Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection].

    Sanborn (Firm); Sanborn, D. A. (Daniel Alfred), d. 1883.; Sanborn Map & Publishing Co.; Sanborn-Perris Map Co.; Sanborn Map Company
    Consists of the Sanborn fire insurance map holdings of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress. These maps depict the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of approximately 12,000 cities and towns primarily in the United States but also include limited portions of Canada, Cuba, and Mexico. Sanborn maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property, therefore typically indicate, among other things, the materials of a building's construction, fire walls, locations of windows, sprinkler systems, types of roofs, property boundaries, building use, house and block numbers, street...

  9. The last days of a president films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901 /

    Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.; Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    Presents twenty-eight films from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress. Produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company from March to November 1901, these actuality motion pictures feature footage of President William McKinley at his second inauguration; the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York; McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition; and McKinley's funeral. Links to a section of The Learning Page covering the subjects of United States history, critical thinking, and arts and humanities as they relate to the collection.

  10. Lomax photograph collection depicting folk musicians, primarily in the southern United States and the Bahamas

    Lomax, John A. (John Avery), 1867-1948.; Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002, photographer.; Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill), photographer.; Archive of American Folk Song.
    Snapshots primarily documenting sound recording expeditions carried out by John Avery Lomax, Alan Lomax, and Ruby Terrill Lomax for the Archive of American Folk Song from 1934 to ca. 1950. Photographs depict African American, white, and Latino musicians, singers and dancers, in the southern United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia) and the Bahamas (Nassau, Andros Island, and Cat Island). Includes portraits of musicians posed with and without their instruments; many photos show musicians in various settings and activities--at homes, working in prison yards, working on chain gangs, performing outside and on stage at...

  11. Civil war photographs, 1861-1865 (Library of Congress)

    Barnard, George N., 1819-1902, photographer.; Brady, Mathew B., ca. 1823-1896, photographer.; Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer.; Gibson, James F., b. 1828, photographer.; O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882, photographer.; Smith, William Morris, photographer.
    Images depict military personnel and facilities, primarily from a Union perspective. Includes the main Eastern theater, the federal navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, the war in the West, Washington, D.C., African Americans, fortifications, battlefields, preparations for battle and the aftermath of battle. Also, many portraits of officers and enlisted men, and of federal and confederate government members, including Abraham Lincoln and his assassins.

  12. Gottscho-Schleisner Collection (Library of Congress)

    Gottscho, Samuel H. (Samuel Herman), 1875-1971, photographer.; Schleisner, William H. (William Herman), 1912-1962, photographer.; Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc., photographer.
    Architectural photographs, often made on commission for architects, designers, and commercial businesses, record important design achievements. Interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures, primarily in the northeastern United States and Florida. Also, documentation of the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York. Work by Gottscho before the establishment of the firm Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc. includes views of New York City and the surrounding area and images of family and friends.

  13. Panoramic photograph filing series (Library of Congress)

    Bandholtz, F. J. (Frederick J.), b. 1877, copyright claimant.; Haines Photo Co. (Conneaut, Ohio), photographer, copyright claimant.; Geo. R. Lawrence Co., photographer, copyright claimant.; Pillsbury Picture Co., copyright claimant.; West Coast Art Co., photographer, copyright claimant.
    Most are panoramic scenes of the United States and over 20 foreign countries, especially views of towns, cities, and tourist locations, with emphasis on California, New York, Texas, and Illinois. Highlights natural wonders, engineering feats (especially the Panama Canal), and the aftermath of disasters, such as fires, earthquakes, and accidents. Includes activities revolving around mines, lumber, oil, agriculture, and other industries. Contains group portraits of school groups, bathing beauties, sports teams, firemen, company picnics, religious groups, professional organizations, convention attendees, and other. Depicts military facilities and related images, taken between and during the first and second world wars. Sporting events,...

  14. Horydczak photograph collection (Library of Congress)

    Horydczak, Theodor, ca. 1890-1971, photographer.
    Images documenting the architecture and social life of Washington, D.C., primarily from ca. 1920 to ca. 1950. Exteriors and interiors of commercial, residential, and government buildings, including the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, and Smithsonian Institution. Other subjects include Georgetown, the southwest waterfront, the C&O (Chesapeake & Ohio) Canal, Potomac River bridges, the National Cathedral and other religious buildings, educational and training institutions, organizations' buildings, hotels and restaurants, embassies, museums and libraries, outdoor sculptures, and monuments. Additional subjects include street scenes and neighborhoods; developments in transportation and aviation; Washington events, including the Bonus Army encampment and the 1933 World Series;...

  15. [Scrapbooks of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller]

    Miller, Elizabeth Smith, 1822-1911.; Miller, Anne Fitzhugh, 1856-1912.; National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    The scrapbooks were compiled by suffragists Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, of Geneva, N.Y., between 1897 and 1911. They include newspaper clippings, pamphlets, programs, letters, and photographs about the woman suffrage movement and suffragists in the United States (chiefly in New York State) and Great Britain. Organizations covered include the Geneva Political Equality Club, the New York State Woman Suffrage Association, and the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

  16. Matson photograph collection

    Matson Photo Service, photographer.; American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer.
    Pictures documenting peoples, places, and events in the Middle East from the last years of the Ottoman Empire, through World War I, the British Mandate period, World War II, and the emergence of the State of Israel. The majority of the images depict Palestine (present day Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip). Other countries shown are Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Turkey. There is some coverage of East African countries including Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Uganda. Pictures portray religious ceremonies, daily life, arts and crafts, archaeological sites, schools, hospitals, vegetation historic buildings and sites, demonstrations and conflicts,...

  17. National Child Labor Committee collection

    Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer.; National Child Labor Committee (U.S.), funder/sponsor.
    Photographs, taken primarily by Lewis Hine for the National Child Labor Committee, focusing on children, showing workers, working and living conditions, and educational settings in the United States between 1908 and 1924. Images depict working conditions in agriculture, home labor, street trades, and various other industries, including, mining, canneries, glass factories, and cotton mills. Photographs also show recreational activities, victims of work-related accidents, health care activities, and images representing protests of child labor practices. Included are photographs of cartoons and clippings.

  18. Carpenter photograph collection

    Carpenter, Frank G. 1855-1924, photographer, collector.; Carpenter, Frances, 1890-1972, photographer, donor.
    Travel views of Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America, with additional locations in the Middle East, Mexico, Central America and some areas of the Caribbean. Many of the images show people, illustrating occupations, clothing, customs, and daily life. Other topics depicted include architecture, agriculture, commerce, education, housing, industry, transportation, archaeological sites, monuments, and street scenes.

  19. Lawrence & Houseworth photographs of Northern California and Western Nevada from the series Gems of California scenery

    Lawrence & Houseworth, publisher.; Lawrence & Houseworth.
    Half-stereograph prints show sites in Northern California with emphasis on San Francisco and areas of the Sierra Nevada. Also views of Carson City and Virginia City in Western Nevada. Subjects include placer and hydraulic mining operations and settlements; commercial buildings; the Central Pacific Railroad; churches; dwellings; mills; missions; harbors and wharfs; schools; some ships. Also cityscapes and street scenes; views of Yosemite Valley and Lake Tahoe, Calif., and the redwoods of Calaveras County, Calif.

  20. Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection (Library of Congress)

    Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich, 1863-1944, photographer.
    Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ's photographic survey of the Russian Empire (1909-1915) provides 2,615 distinct photographic views that show cities and villages, religious architecture, industrial and agricultural activities and sites, historic sites, waterway and railway construction, cultural artifacts, people, and flora and fauna. Each journey is represented by one or more photographic albums and corresponding negatives for the Caucaus, Turkestan (Central Asia), Marinskii Canal, Ural Mountains region, Volga River region, Napoleonic War area, and Murmansk Railway. There is also an album of various studies, including views in Europe.

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