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The Library of Congress

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Lyndsay Hawk

on 19 September 2012

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Transcript of The Library of Congress

Library of
Congress: Created by Ms. Hawk The Library of Congress was established in 1800
However, the Library's doors did not open to the public until November 1, 1897
Today's Library of Congress is an unparalleled world resource.
It houses more than 144 million items! About the Library What Can You
Find at the Library? Understanding
Primary Sources http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/5717864/Untitled Books
Prints & Photographs
Historic Newspapers
Veterans History
Sound Recordings
Videos/ Films
Maps
Manuscripts
Other Read Books
Explore History
Research a Topic
Find Primary Sources How Can You Use
the Library of Congress? What Is A
Primary Source? Using the Library of Congress
to Find Primary Sources: Primary Source: Photograph Herline, & Hensel. 1860. [Lithograph]
Retrieved from http://www.loc.gov/
pictures/resource/pga.03364/ Choose a topic of interest to you
Using the Libary of Congress Website, create a poster about the topic
The poster should display at least 5 primary sources from the Library of Congress site
Beneath each source, explain your reasoning for including it in your poster
You will present your poster to the class upon completion
Have fun and be creative!! Assignment: Primary Source: Map American memory-cultural.
1860. [map] Retrieved
from http://www.loc.gov/
resource/g3701f.ct003590/ Primary Sources: Document Lincoln, A. The autobiography of abraham
lincoln. [manuscript] Retrieved from http://
memory.loc.gov/service/rbc/lprbscsm/
scsm0674/001r.jpg Stem Collection. 1865. U.S. War Dept.
$100,000 Reward!. Retrieved from http:/
/memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alrb/stbdsd/
00502400/001.html Primary Source: Periodical Primary Sources: Poster New York, Geo. F. Nesbitt & Co. 1865. U.S. war dept.
Retrieved from http://memory.loc.gov
/ammem/alhtml/alrb/stbdsd/00003900/001.html http://screencast.com/t/hOhsO0QHNRTs
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