The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 20,000 documents. The collection is organized into three "General Correspondence" series which include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material. Most of the 20,000 items are from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65. Treasures include Lincoln's draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, his March 4, 1865, draft of his second Inaugural Address, and his August 23, 1864, memorandum expressing his expectation of being defeated for re-election in the upcoming presidential contest. The Lincoln Papers are characterized by a large number of correspondents, including friends and associates from Lincoln's Springfield days, well-known political figures and reformers, and local people and organizations writing to their president. In its online presentation, the Abraham Lincoln Papers comprises approximately 61,000 images and 10,000 transcriptions
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The collection consists of 4,500 photographs documenting natural environments, ecologies, and plant communities in the United States at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. Produced between 1891 and 1936, these photographs provide an overview of important representative natural landscapes across the nation. They demonstrate the character of a wide range of American topography, its forestation, aridity, shifting coastal dune complexes, and watercourses. Among the natural features these images document are ecological settings such as dunes, bogs, forests, and deserts; individual plants from the Ponderosa pine and birch to grasses and mosses; landscape features like the Grand Canyon, Lake Superior, and the Sierra Nevada; and the consequences of natural and human changes to the environment ranging from erosion and floods to irrigation and lumbering.
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Documents the achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the U.S., including examples as diverse as windmills, one-room schoolhouses, the Golden Gate Bridge, and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The site offers searches to thousands of drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from the 17th to the 20th century.
Presents more than 200 photos, speeches, and letters from one of the most important and colorful leaders of the 20th century and in all British history. Best known as Prime Minister of the U.K. during World War II, Winston Churchill was a soldier, writer, legislator, painter, and statesman. Listen to sound files of famous speeches (including the Finest Hour and Iron Curtain speeches). Learn about Churchill's impact on world events and history.
Features works by the master printmaker and by his collaborators, students, and friends. Blackburn (1920 - 2003) changed the course of American art through his graphic work and the Printmaking Workshop, which he founded in New York City in 1948. His experiments in color lithography helped fuel the explosion of graphic art during the 1960s.
Shows striking photos of Aleutian clouds, the Araca River (Brazil), Atlas Mountains (Morocco), Guinea-Bissau (West Africa), Bolivian deforestation, Parana River delta marshland (Argentina), volcanoes in Chile, the Great Salt Desert in Iran (Dasht-e Kevir), Dragon Lake (Siberia), the Everglades, Ganges River delta, Greenland coast, West Fjords (Iceland), Karman vortices, Kilimanjaro (East Africa), the world's largest glacier (Lambert Glacier), and more.
Offers photographs of the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and the coming revolution. Medieval churches and monasteries, railroads and factories, and daily life and work of Russia's diverse population are among the subjects. The photos were taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944), who, in the early 1900s, formulated a plan for a photographic survey of the Russian Empire that won the support of Tsar Nicholas II.
The term “buffalo soldiers” dates to post-Civil War conflicts with Indians who granted the honorific to an all-black cavalry outfit. Buffalo soldier units served in the Spanish-American War, World War I, and the Italian campaign of World War II, when elements of the 92nd Division were the only black units in that war to serve in combat. The road to Italy passed through various posts in the segregated South and Ft. Huachuca, an isolated Arizona outpost where the 92nd assembled for the final push. As featured in the novel and film Miracle at St. Anna, the 92nd distinguished themselves on the battlefield, disproving skeptics and earning an honored chapter in the history of World War II. Two years after the war ended, President Truman signed an order to desegregate the U.S. Armed Forces, closing the book on the buffalo soldiers.
Looks at historical maps, relations with Indians, and expedition artifacts -- the blunderbuss, Jefferson's secret message to Congress, his instructions for Meriwether Lewis, and speeches. Subsequent expeditions of America are also examined, including those by Lieutenant Zebulon Pike, Thomas Freeman, Major Stephen Long, Father de Smet, and John Fremont.
Explores the extraordinary legacy of Thomas Jefferson as a founding father, farmer, slaveholder, scholar, diplomat, and the third president of the U.S. Learn about his country estate and family, his efforts to reform politics and law in Virginia, his influence on the creation of our federal government, his commitment to exploring and claiming western lands, his vast library, and more. See 150 items, including documents he relied on when drafting the Declaration of Independence.
Presents more than 80 photos, letters, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, music, and films related to the Supreme Court's 1954 decision that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." The online exhibit is organized in three parts: previous court cases that laid the ground work for the decision, the argument underpinning the ruling and the public's initial response, and the aftermath.
Presents photos, prints, eye-witness accounts, headlines, books, magazines, songs, maps, and videotapes related to September 11, 2001. Photos of ground zero taken during and after the attacks by news photographers in New York City are included, as are press reactions from around the world. The role maps played in the recovery effort is examined.
Between 1897 and 1911 Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, filled seven large scrapbooks with ephemera and memorabilia related to their work with women's suffrage. The Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller scrapbooks are a part of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. These scrapbooks document the activities of the Geneva Political Equality Club, which the Millers founded in 1897, as well as efforts at the state, national, and international levels to win the vote for women. They offer a unique look at the political and social atmosphere of the time as well as chronicle the efforts of two women who were major participants in the suffrage movement.