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Unfolding History Homepage

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New Guide Highlights Asian American and Pacific Islander Collections

Four pages of the donated letter from Susan. B. Anthony to Agnes Leach Kirkpatrick.

Giving History: Susan B. Anthony Wrote to My Great-Grandmother, Agnes Leach Kirkpatrick

Ralph Ellison seated cross-legged in front of a wall of books, television set at his left.

Made at the Library Program to Highlight Ralph Ellison’s Creative Vision as a Writer-Photographer

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CCDI Interns Explore the Power and Possibilities of Words with the Mary Church Terrell Papers

Engraved portrait bust of Frederick Douglass, three-quarter view, hands folded.

Show Frederick Douglass some love: Transcribe his letters for Douglass Day on February 14

An engraving of an abolitionist cartoon showing several enslaved adults and children in chains and a slave trader on horseback in the foreground.

Intern Spotlight: Discovering African Americans in the Blair Family Papers

Red Christmas card with details of white flowers in a vase and a red bird on green plants, from Tan Xiangjin at the National Library of China, Beijing, 1979.

Intern Spotlight: Without Borders: Warren M. Tsuneishi’s World of Knowledge

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Of Note: New Year’s Receptions and White Feathers at the White House in 1818

Photograph showing thousands of index cards divided by general subject.

Lots of Laughs: Comedy Writer Robert Orben’s Stockpile of Jokes