Want some thrills about things that go bump in the night? Read about the local legends of American monsters in historic newspapers!
Author Kitty Felde shares her fun experience using Chronicling America to research information for her historical fiction.
These Halloween puzzles from Chronicling America are perfect for adults and children alike and go perfectly with a cup of hot apple cider.
Halloween is almost here! For a real fright on all hallows’ night, let’s delve into horror comics. I’ve always wondered what titles might make Batman’s Halloween reading list, so I decided to take a stab at it by combing through the depths of the Library of Congress’ vast comic book collection and came up with […]
The following is a guest post written by Robin Pike, Head of the Digital Collections Services Section in the Library’s Serial and Government Publications Division. The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) has reached two major milestones this September: the inclusion of New Hampshire as the 50th state to join the program and making 20 million […]
On a peaceful Sunday in 1859 in the nation’s capital, Congressman Daniel E. Sickles shot and killed U.S. District Attorney Philip Barton Key in broad daylight on Lafayette Square. The murder and subsequent trial captivated antebellum America and sparked nationwide debates about male honor, female virtue, insanity, and the rule of law.
On Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 1:00-1:35 p.m. EDT, join Library of Congress Digital Conversion Specialist Mike Saelee and Reference Librarian Amber Paranick to learn how to search for primary source materials in Chronicling America.* The free digital collection of almost 20 million pages from American newspapers published between 1777 and 1963 is highly valuable […]
The following is an interview conducted by Sara W. Duke, Curator, Popular & Applied Graphic Art, in the Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress with award-winning, Dutch author and artist Aimée de Jongh. Ms. de Jongh will be the speaker for the Library’s 8th Annual Small Press Expo (SPX) Author Series, September […]
If you’re like me, then you can never get enough cats! Here are seven random facts about our furry feline friends, many of which we’ve brought to you from our historical newspaper archive, Chronicling America. 1. Cats at Sea! Friend or Foe? While cats were once valuable to sailors as “mousers” (because they caught mice) […]
Read about the plays of the Federal Theatre Project that were created from newspapers by newspaper staff.