American Memory Collections from the Library of Congress

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American Memory Collections from the Library of Congress


[Editor's note: Collections have been catagorized by the format most prominent to each collection. In some cases, other formats are represented within the collection. For example, there are photos within some text and sound collections; there is text within still and moving image collections. etc. Those collections that are truly "multimedia" are listed as "mixed formats."]

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IN WORDS ...

African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907

Description: 100 years of notable African-American writing

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aap/aaphome.html

Alexander Graham Bell

Description: Selections from Bell's voluminous correspondence, scientific notebooks, scrapbooks, and papers, documenting his development of the telephone and his interests in the education of the deaf, marine engineering, and aviation

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/bellhtml/bellhome.html

An American Ballroom Companion:

Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920

Description: Over 200 social dance manuals

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/dihtml/dihome.html

American Life Histories:

Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

Description: Oral history narratives by Americans across the country

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html

An American Time Capsule:

Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

Description: A variety of posters, notices, advertisements, proclamations, leaflets, propaganda, manifestos, and business cards from the 17th century to present

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rbpehtml/pehome.html

California As I Saw It:

First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900

Description: Eyewitness accounts during California's development

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cbhtml/cbhome.html

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, 1774-1873

Description: Records and acts of Congress from the Continental Congress through the 42nd Congress

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html

Documents from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention, 1774-1799

Description: Broadsides, drafts of the Constitution, and other early documents

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/bdsds/bdsdhome.html

The George Washington Papers, 1741-1799

Description: Extensive collection of diaries, accounts, correspondence, military, and other papers accumulated from 1741-1799

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gwhtml/gwhome.html

Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library

Description: Selections from two collections at the Library of Congress that illuminate the life of Abraham Lincoln, including his presidency and assassination

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alhome.html

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885

Description: Popular songs, piano, sacred, secular choral, solo instrumental music and method books are representative of the 45,000 compositions in this collection

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/smhtml/smhome.html

Pioneering the Upper Midwest:

Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910

Description: First-person accounts, biographies, promotional literature, local histories, and other works

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/umhtml/umhome.html

Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned-Walt Whitman Collection, 1847-1860s

Description: Civil War hospital notes and personal writings

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wwhome.html

Samuel F. B. Morse

Description: Diaries, scrapbooks, clippings, and drawings of the inventor of the telegraph

html http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/atthtml/mrshome.html

Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921

Description: Material from Susan B.

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