All entries for Monday 21 August 2006

August 21, 2006

Designs for Democracy: 200 years of Drawings from the National Archives

Library link

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/designs_for_democracy/about_this_exhibit/about_federal_designs.html

Short description

Collection of nationally significant drawings including ideas for symbols, improvements, achievements in science and technology, and artistic expressions.

Source website

http://www.archives.gov/

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/privacy.html#copyright


San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, National Archives

Library link

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/sf-earthquake-and-fire/

Short description

Multimedia presentation about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.

Source website

http://www.archives.gov/

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/privacy.html#copyright


Images of African Americans, Cook Collection, VCU Libraries

Library link

http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/cook/

Short description

Searchable collection of 300 images of African Americans dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth century from the Cook Collection of Photographs.

Source website

http://www.library.vcu.edu/

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.library.vcu.edu/copyright.html


World War II, Photographs and Graphic Works in the National Archives

Library link

http://www.archives.gov/research/ww2/photos/

Short description

Large collection of photographs from WWII. The images are listed by subject and campaign with original captions in quotation marks.

Source website

http://www.archives.gov/

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/privacy.html#copyright


Revolutionary War, Photographs and Graphic Works in the National Archives

Library link

http://www.archives.gov/research/american-revolution/pictures/

Short description

Collection of selected images documenting the American Revolution.

Source website

http://www.archives.gov/

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/privacy.html#copyright


Civil War, National Archives

Library link

‘http://www.archives.gov/research/civil-war/photos/”:http://www.archives.gov/research/civil-war/photos/

Short description

Images of the Civil War drawn from the National Archives. The Civil War was the first major conflict to be recorded with photography (although no action shots as 5-20 seconds exposure was needed).

Source website

http://www.archives.gov/

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/privacy.html#copyright


African Americans, World War II, National Archive

Library link

http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/ww2-pictures/

Short description

Collection of photographs documenting African-American participation in WWII and the subsequent effect on the civil rights movement. The images are grouped under military branches and other topics.

Source website

http://www.archives.gov/

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/privacy.html#copyright


Native Americans, Photographs and Graphic Works in the National Archives

Library link

http://www.archives.gov/research/native-americans/pictures/

Short description

Selected photographs of Native Americans drawn from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of American Ethnology, and the United States Army. The images are grouped by subject and indexed by tribe.

Source website

http://www.archives.gov/

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/privacy.html#copyright


American West: 1861–1912, Photographs and Graphic Works in the National Archives

Library link

http://www.archives.gov/research/american-west/

Short description

Selection of photographs documenting the development of the West from 1861-1912. The photographs are organised into topics and indexed by State.

Source website

http://www.archives.gov/

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/privacy.html#copyright


American City, Photographs and Graphic Works in the National Archives

Library link

http://www.archives.gov/research/american-cities/

Short description

Selection of photographs depicting American cities from the early nineteenth century to recent times.

Source website

http://www.archives.gov/

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/privacy.html#copyright


America's Historical Documents, the National Archives

Library link

http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/

Short description

Images of significant documents from American history held by the National Archives.

Source website

http://www.archives.gov/

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/privacy.html


Picturing the 20th Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives

Library link

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/picturing_the_century/home.html

Short description

A collection of photographs drawn from the National Archives documenting the 20th century. The photographs are arranged in chronological galleries and also include portfolios of several well-known photographers.

Source website

http://www.archives.gov/

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/privacy.html


World War II Photographs, the National Archives

Library link

http://www.archives.gov/research/ww2/photos/images/thumbnails/index.html

Short description

World War II photographs drawn from the National Archives and Records Administration. The collection features a select list of pictures of African Americans during WWII. There are links to much broader WWII resources held by the National Archives including audiovisual material and posters etc.

Source website

http://www.archives.gov/

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/privacy.html#copyright


'Votes for Women' Suffrage Pictures 1850–1920

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/vfwhtml/vfwhome.html

Short description

This collection includes portraits of suffragettes, images of suffrage parades, and picketing suffragists as well as an anti-suffrage display and cartoons about the movement.

Also see http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/suffrage/nwp/ Photographs from the Records of the National Woman’s Party.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/vfwhtml/vfwres.html


World War II Military Situation Maps, American Memory, Library of Congress

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/maps/wwii/

Short description

416 printed maps and 115 reports from the Library of Congress’ collections showing troop positions from June 6, 1944 to July 26, 1945. Starting with the D-Day Invasion, the maps give daily details on the military campaigns in Western Europe, showing the progress of the Allied Forces as they push towards Germany

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.loc.gov/homepage/legal.html


Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures, 1914–1919, American Memory, Library of Congress

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/rotogravures/index.html

Short description

Rotogravure prints documenting American life during WWI, before and after the US became involved. The collection also features a timeline of the chief events of WWI.
Also see http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/sgphtml/sashtml/sashome.html: The Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers’ Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.loc.gov/homepage/legal.html


Selected Civil War Photographs, American Memory, Library of Congress

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html

Short description

68 films produced between 1898 and 1901 of the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Revolution. The Spanish-American War was the first US war in which the motion picture camera played a role. A special presentation presents the motion pictures in chronological order with contextual information provided by short essays.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwres.html


Civil War Treasures from the New York Historical Society, American Memory, Library of Congress

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/nhihtml/cwnyhshome.html

Short description

Images from the New York Historical Society’s archives including ‘recruiting posters for New York City regiments of volunteers; stereographic views documenting the mustering of soldiers and of popular support for the Union in New York City; photography showing the war’s impact, both in the north and south; and drawings and writings by ordinary soldiers on both sides’.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/nhihtml/copyres.html


Motion Pictures, American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works 1904

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/papr/west/westhome.html

Short description

Collection of 21 films showing various views of Westinghouse companies. Exterior and interior shots of the factories are shown along with scenes workers performing their duties at the plants.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/papr/west/westres.html


Edison, Thomas A. Motion Picture

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/edhome.html

Short description

Collection of 341 motion pictures, 81 disc sound recordings, and other related materials about or by Thomas Edison; inventor of the phonograph, the kinetograph (a motion picture camera), and the kinetoscope (a motion picture viewer).

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/edres.html


Berliner, Emile. The birth of the Recording Industry, American Memory, Library of Congress

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/berlhtml/berlhome.html

Short description

Emile Berliner developed the microphone and the flat recording disc and gramophone player. This is a multi-format collection of over 400 items from the Emile Berliner Papers and 108 Berliner sound recordings from the Library of Congress’s Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/berlhtml/berlres.html


Jackie Robinson & Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s–1960s, American Memory, Library of Congress

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/robinson/

Short description

Collection documenting the history of baseball and Jackie Robinson, the first African American in the twentieth century to play baseball in the major league. The collection includes a timeline in addition to the images.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.loc.gov/homepage/legal.html


Roosevelt, Theodore. Motion pictures of American Memory, Library of Congress

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/troosevelt_film/

Short description

104 films documenting events in Roosevelt’s life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919. The films are drawn the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection and the Paper Print Collection.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.loc.gov/homepage/legal.html


US Presidents and First Ladies, 1789–Present, American Memory

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/odmdhtml/preshome.html

Short description

Collection of formal and informal portraits including at least one likeness of each of the forty-one presidents and most of the first ladies.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/odmdhtml/odres.html


Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/pacific/

Short description

Over 2,300 photographs relating to the American Indians of the Northwest Coast and Plateau. The images, which illustrate many areas of life and work, are drawn from the collections of the University of Washington Libraries, the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, and the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.loc.gov/homepage/legal.html


Omaha Indian Music, American Memory, Library of Congress

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/omhhtml/omhhome.html

Short description

The collection features traditional Omaha music from the 1890s and 1980s with contextual information provided by interview excerpts. Photographs taken during the 1983 pow-wow and the 1985 concert are also included.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/omhhtml/omhres.html


History of the American West: photographs 1860–1920, American Memory, Library of Congress

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/codhtml/hawphome.html

Short description

Over 30,000 photographs drawn from the holdings of the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library. The photographs, taken between 1860 and 1920, document the lives of Native Americans from more than forty tribes. The collection also features presentations on Native American women, L.C. McClure and Denver, and the 10th Mountain Division.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/codhtml/copyres.html


US Political Speeches. Audio Recordings

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/nfhtml/nfhome.html

Short description

The Nation’s Forum Collection of 59 audio recorded speeches by American leaders from 1918-1920.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/nfhtml/nfres.html


Motion Pictures 1893–1915, American Memory, Library of Congress

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/awlhtml/awlhome.html

Short description

150 motion pictures showing work, school and leisure activities in the US from 1894-1915.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/awlhtml/awlres.html


Slave Narratives: Audio Interviews 1932–1975

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/voices/

Short description

Nearly seven hours of interviews recorded between 1932 and 1975 in nine Southern states. Twenty-three interviewees, born between 1823 and the early 1860s, discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, coercion of slaves, their families, and freedom. The collection also features a gallery of the interviewees.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.loc.gov/homepage/legal.html


Pearl Harbour and Public Reactions: Audio Interviews 941–1942, American Memory, Library of Congress

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/afcphhtml/afcphhome.html

Short description

Twelve hours of audio recorded opinion following the bombing of Pearl Harbour from more than two hundred individuals in cities and towns across the United States. The recordings reflect a wide diversity of opinion concerning the war and other social and political issues of the day, such as racial prejudice and labour disputes.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.loc.gov/index.html


Daguerreotype photographs 1839–1864, American Memory, Library of Congress

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/daghtml/daghome.html

Short description

725 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864 from the Library of Congress’ daguerreotype collection.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/daghtml/dagres.html


Curtis, Edward S. North American Indian: Photographic Images, American Memory

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award98/ienhtml/curthome.html

Short description

Over 1500 illustrations bound in text volumes and 700 portfolio plates from Edward S. Curtis’ The North American Indian documenting the lives and traditional customs of eighty Native American tribes in the early 1900s. The collection can be browsed by subject, tribe or geographic location.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award98/ienhtml/copyres.html


Small Town Life: Mid–Atlantic Stereoscopic Photographs 1850–1920

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/nyplhtml/dennhome.html

Short description

12,000 photographs of the Mid-Atlantic states New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut from the 1850s to the 1910s, from the Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views at the New York Public Library.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/nyplhtml/copyres.html


San Francisco Earthquake Motion Pictures

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/papr/sfhome.html

Short description

Twenty-six films of San Francisco from before and after the Great Earthquake and Fire, 1897-1916. ‘Seventeen of the films depict San Francisco and its environs before the 1906 disaster. Seven films describe the great earthquake and fire. The two later films include a 1915 travelogue that shows scenes of the rebuilt city and a tour of the Panama Pacific Exposition and a 1916 propaganda film’

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/papr/sfres.html


Early Films of New York, 1898–1906. Motion Picture

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/papr/nychome.html

Short description

Forty-five films of New York dating from 1898 to 1906 from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/papr/nycres.html


Northern Great Plains, 1880–1920: Photographs from the Hultstrand and Pazandak Collections

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/ndfahtml/ngphome.html

Short description

Two collections from the Institute for Regional Studies at North Dakota State University containing 900 photographs of rural and small town life at the turn of the century.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/ndfahtml/ngp_copy.html


Chicago Daily News: Photographs 1902–1933

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/ichihtml/cdnhome.html

Short description

Two collections from the Institute for Regional Studies at North Dakota State University containing 900 photographs of rural and small town life at the turn of the century.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/ichihtml/copyres.html


Turn–of–the–Century America: Detroit Publishing Company photographs 1880–1920

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/detroit/dethome.html

Short description

Collection of over 25,000 glass negatives and transparencies and 300 colour prints, mostly of the eastern United States, featuring the work of several photographers, including William Henry Jackson.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/detroit/detres.html


Panoramic photos: taking the long view, 1851–1991

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/panoramic_photo/

Short description

Searchable collection of over 4,000 images taken from 1851-1991. The images feature American cityscapes, landscapes and group portraits and also include essays on the history of panoramic photography, selected photographers and shooting panoramic photographs.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.loc.gov/homepage/legal.html


US Map Collections

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

Short description

Online collection of over 14,000 of Theodore Horydczak’s photographs of Washington DC taken from the mid 1920s-1950s. Searchable by subject index.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/thchtml/thres.html


Civil War Maps 1861–1865 American Memory, Library of Congress

Library link

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/civil_war_maps/

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/maps/hotchkiss/

Short description

Civil War Maps brings together materials from the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia. The collection includes detailed battle maps made by Major Hotchkiss for Generals Lee and Jackson, General Sherman’s Southern military campaigns, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts. The maps are searchable by place, subject, creator and title.

Source website

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Copyright and usage conditions

http://www.loc.gov/homepage/legal.html


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