As the new school year approaches, we thought it might be helpful to highlight new collections that have been added to the Library of Congress digital collections. We hope you can use these collections to supplement your classroom activities.
The papers of Carrie Chapman Catt provide correspondence and other materials on two issues of special interest to her: women’s suffrage and world peace.
The papers of Anna E. Dickerson offer a glimpse into the life of a noted speaker, activist, and author who worked in support of the suffrage movement and advocated for full rights for African Americans. This collection includes correspondence with noted people including Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.
Dispatches from the Associated Press Washington Bureau, 1915-1930, provide the text sent to media outlets about events of the day including the sinking of the Lusitania, the end of World War I, the stock market crash of 1929, and the passage of the women’s suffrage amendment.
The Library continues to digitize and make available collections of presidential papers, and the latest addition is the papers of James Garfield.
Want to learn more about the social and modern history of Tibet through the eyes of everyday Tibetans and officials from the traditional Tibetan government? The Tibetan Oral History and Archives Project includes 118 interviews with transcriptions in English.
The American Folklife Center’s Occupational Folklife Project includes interviews with people working in a variety of different careers including gold miners, circus performers, home health care workers, and those working with thoroughbred race horses. These interviews provide detailed personal perspectives and offer insights into a wide variety of careers, including some that your students might find surprising.
In addition to the new collections:
- Previous blog posts mentioned the addition of select children’s books to the Library’s digital collections;
- Transcriptions created as part of the crowdsourced By the People project have been added to the papers of Mary Church Terrell, Clara Barton, and Abraham Lincoln;
- Content continues to be added to the Congressional Research Service Reports.
Let us know what you and your students discover in these new and updated collections!