In honor of Juneteenth, we highlight our Headlines and Heroes blogs focusing on African American history and culture, ranging from a look at fugitive slave ads to our acquisition of a rare comic book series, Negro Romance.
As April's National Poetry Month ends, here's your chance to read compelling poetry found in the millions of pages in our online historical newspaper collections.
Tom Ewing, professor of history at Virginia Tech, focuses on epidemics as covered in late 19th and early 20th century newspapers that are digitized in the Chronicling America online collection.
Wally Wallgren and C. LeRoy Baldridge, the two-person art department of the WWI era military newspaper, The Stars and Stripes, created cartoons that took the paper's motto to heart: "By and For the Soldiers of the A. E. F."
One hundred years ago, on February 17, 1919, the African-American 369th Infantry Regiment, popularly known as the Harlem Hell Fighters, marched up Fifth Avenue into Harlem in a massive victory parade in their honor. “Hell Fighters” was the nickname the German enemy gave the 369th and the name stuck for good reason. They were among the […]
One hundred years ago, on January 25, 1919, the delegates to the Paris Peace Conference approved a proposal to create the League of Nations. Nearly a year later, on January 16, 1920, the League held its first meeting with its stated principal mission of maintaining world peace. American newspapers presented conflicting views of the League […]
The massive collection, World War History: Newspaper Clippings, 1914 to 1926, is now fully digitized and freely available on the Library of Congress website. The 79,621 pages are packed with war-related front pages, illustrated feature articles, editorial cartoons, and more. You can search by keywords, browse the content chronologically, and download pages. Coverage begins on June […]
This Veterans Day is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I. It is a particularly fitting time for us to focus on newspapers of the era, which provided the day-to-day news of the war. Not only was there no television, commercial radio had yet to be established.
"The significance of this cannot be overstated. It is a new thing in our history" proclaimed President Wilson about the Selective Service Act passed May 18, 1917.