Marguerite Harrison is a name you might not recognize. Under the guise of a newspaper correspondent, she was an American woman who worked as a spy in Europe and Asia in the years between World War I and World War II. This post illustrates her life in newspapers articles- some penned by her and others about her.
This summer, Junior Fellow Courtney Murray researched and wrote essays about African American newspaper titles available in the Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers database. In 2021, the Library began to digitize a collection of miscellaneous 19th and early 20th century newspapers from the Black American press. Murray wrote ten well-researched newspaper history essays that represented significant titles from this collection. In this interview, Murray shares her research interests and background, her internship experience, and more about the project.
October 24th is United Nations Day! Learn about the importance of this day and about the Library's collection of United Nations documents which can be found in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room.
Since 2011, Chronicling America has grown its collection of newspapers by and for Hispanic Americans under the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). In these interviews with our NDNP partners from California and Texas, you will read more about the Spanish language newspapers from those states.
The Edwardian era bride was expected to be the image of modesty. High necklines, long gloves, and ruffled petticoats were prominent to achieve head to toe coverage. While the fashionable silhouette shifted from the idealized S-shape of a Gibson Girl to a more A-line shape over time, satin, ruffles, and lace reigned supreme throughout the …
On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law the Yellowstone National Park Act, establishing the first national park in America, and the first of its kind in the world! Take a look at some of the scenic and magnificent National Parks you can visit this summer.
As we wade through the heat of summer, nothing is quite as refreshing as a nice lemony drink or dessert. Take a look at some of these delicious recipes from our historic newspaper collections and give some of them a try.