Magazine article Information Today

New Online Materials Debut from the Library of Congress

Magazine article Information Today

New Online Materials Debut from the Library of Congress

Article excerpt

The National Digital Library (NDL) Program has announced that it has added new multimedia materials from the collections of the Library of Congress to its American Memory Web site (http://www.loc.gov).

More than 40 electronic collections are now available in a public/private partnership that augments the $15 million in public funding dedicated to the NDL Program. The goal of the NDL Program is to have millions of items from the library and other repositories online by the year 2000, the bicentennial of the Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/bicentennial).

The new materials are as follows:

* The Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers--The first release of the Bell Family Papers contains 1,400 items consisting of correspondence, scientific notebooks, journals, blueprints, articles, and photographs documenting Bell's invention of the telephone and his involvement in the first telephone company, his family life his interest in the education of the deaf and his aeronautical and other scientific research.

* An American Time Capsule Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera--The library's printed Ephemera Collection is a rich repository of Americana. It comprises 28,000 primary-source items dating from the 17th century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history. This preview of the digitized Printed Ephemera Collection presents 50 items that capture the experience of the American Revolution, slavery, the Western land rush, the Civil War, women's suffrage, and the Industrial Revolution from the viewpoint of those who lived through those events. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.