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Online Office Hours for April 7 and 9: Local History Resources and Chronicling America

Posted by: Stephen Wesson

Join Library of Congress education specialists every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm ET for free online Office Hours for education. Each session will include a twenty-minute topical presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers with Library experts. Join us at https://locgov.webex.com/meet/kmcg. This week, we’ll be discussing: April 7: Local History Resources Help students …

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Former Teacher Finds Songwriting Inspiration in Library’s Digital Newspapers

Posted by: Cheryl Lederle

Rob Williams first used the Library’s digital newspaper collections more than a decade ago as a high-school teacher of U.S. history in Powhatan County, Virginia, near Richmond. Today, he’s a recording artist—he released his third album, “An Hour Before Daylight,” in October. But he still draws inspiration from the same online resources that captivated his history students.

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Exploring the Bolshevik Revolution with Historic Newspapers

Posted by: Danna Bell

This year marks the centennial anniversary of both the U.S. entry into World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution, the events that led to the fall of Russia's tsarist government and the eventual birth of the U.S.S.R. By analyzing reports in historic newspapers, students can explore the Great War’s role as a possible catalyst in starting the revolution and U.S. responses to the rise of communism in Russia.