• Exhibit
    1950 to 2000 - Books That Shaped America The titles featured here from 1950 to 2000 have had a profound effect on American life, but they are by no means the only influential or best ones.
    • Contributor: Bradbury, Ray - X, Malcolm - Capote, Truman - Friedan, Betty - Shilts, Randy - Ginsberg, Allen - Heller, Joseph - Baldwin, James - Watson James D. - Heinlein, Robert E. ... Bradbury, Ray - X, Malcolm - Capote, Truman - Friedan, Betty - Shilts, Randy - Ginsberg, Allen - Heller, Joseph - Baldwin, James - Watson James D. - Heinlein, Robert E. - Haley, Alex - Keats, Jack Ezra - Sendak, Maurice - Seuss, Dr. - Brown, Margaret Wise - Kerouac, Jack - Morrison, Toni - Chávez ,césar - Ralph, Nader - Sagan, Carl - Carson, Rachel - Rand, Ayn - Salinger, J. D. - Ralph Ellison - Geisel, Theodore Seuss - White, E. - Brown, Dee - Lee, Harper
    • Date: 2012-06-25
  • Exhibit
    1900 to 1950 - Books That Shaped America The titles featured here from 1900 to 1950 have had a profound effect on American life, but they are by no means the only influential or best ones.
    • Contributor: Hemingway, Ernest - Steinbeck, John - London, Jack - Alcoholics Anonymous - Williams, Tennessee - Sinclair, Upton - Hughes, Langston - Frost, Robert - Faulkner, William - Rombauer, Irma ... Hemingway, Ernest - Steinbeck, John - London, Jack - Alcoholics Anonymous - Williams, Tennessee - Sinclair, Upton - Hughes, Langston - Frost, Robert - Faulkner, William - Rombauer, Irma - Tarbell, Ida - Brooks, Gwendolyn - Wilder, Thornton - Bradford, Sarah H. - Kinsey, Alfred C. - Du Bois, W. E. - Brown, Margaret Wise - Baum, L. Frank - Wright, Richard - Spock, Benjamin - Fitzgerald, F. Scott - Smith, Betty - Burroughs, Edgar Rice - Hammett, Dashiell - Sanger, Margaret - Botkin, Benjamin A. - Grey, Zane - Tubman, Harriet - O'Neill, Eugene - Williams, William Carlos
    • Date: 2012-06-25
  • Exhibit
    Caricature - Cartoon America The best practitioners of the craft of caricature create powerful images that reach into their subjects to reveal defining traits with incisive insight. Such past masters, as Miguel Covarrubias and Al Hirschfeld, manipulate form with the stroke of a brush or the use of a pen to capture personalities on paper, as if by magic. Caricaturist David Levine has drawn generations of prominent people,...
    • Contributor: Levine, David - Steinberg, Saul - Thompson, Richard - Pellegrinim, Carlo - Kallaugher, Kevin - Davenport, Homer - Covarrubias, Miguel - Hirschfeld, AL - Hogarth, William
    • Date: 2006-11-02
  • Exhibit
    Cartoon America - Animation This select array of animation art from the Art Wood Collection features classic characters from early animated films by some of the most gifted creators in the field of cartoon art. A brilliant, color presentation drawing of the seven dwarfs in their characteristic poses represents Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, one of Art Wood's favorite films. Other characters—drawn with zip! and...
    • Contributor: Fleisher, Dave - McCay, Winsor - Walt Disney Productions - Williams, Richard A. - Tenggren, Gustav - Hanna-Barbera - Wong, Tyrus - Barbera, Joseph - Fleischer Studios
    • Date: 2006-11-02
  • Exhibit
    The Northeast - Language of the Land: Journeys Into Literary America Many of America's best-known authors have come from the Northeast and have celebrated its immense geographic and cultural variety and great natural beauty.
    • Contributor: Steinbeck, John - Frost, Robert - Melville, Herman - Holmes, Oliver Wendell - Baldwin, James - Cooper, James Fenimore - Wolcott, Marion Post - Updike, John - Dreiser, Theodore - Fitzgerald, F. Scott ... Steinbeck, John - Frost, Robert - Melville, Herman - Holmes, Oliver Wendell - Baldwin, James - Cooper, James Fenimore - Wolcott, Marion Post - Updike, John - Dreiser, Theodore - Fitzgerald, F. Scott - Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Jewett, Sarah Orne - Sarton, May - Sheldon, Dick - Williams, William Carlos - Thoreau, Henry - France, William - Johnson, James Weldon
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Puck's political weather forecast for Fourteenth Street and vicinity 1 print : chromolithograph. | Print shows the angry countenance of Father Knickerbocker looking down from storm clouds on a flood that has broken up "Tammany Hall" with the Tammany Tiger sitting on a building labeled "Tammany" and a group of Natives sitting on a ladder resting against a building labeled "Hall"; other Natives are treading water. A bolt of lightning is labeled "Popular...
    • Contributor: Dalrymple, Louis
    • Date: 1894-05-09
  • Exhibit
    The Booker T. Washington Era - The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship In this period many gains earned after the Civil War seemed lost and racial violence reached an all-time high. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the National Urban League were founded and African American artistic culture became more evident to white society at large.
    • Contributor: Barthelmess, Charles - Dunbar, Paul Lawrence - Wells-Barnett, Ida - Terrell, Mary Church - Washington, Booker T. - Johnston, Francis Benjamin - Dubois, W.E. - Johnson, Rosamond John - Carver, George Washington - Crumwell, Alexander
    • Date: 1998-02-09
  • Exhibit
    The Civil Rights Era - The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship Resistance to racial segregation and discrimination with strategies such as civil disobedience, nonviolent resistance, marches, protests, boycotts, 'freedom rides,' and rallies received national attention as the press documented the struggle to end racial inequality. There were continuing efforts to legally challenge segregation through the courts and the passage of civil rights legislation.
    • Contributor: Leffler, Warren K. - Clark, Kenneth - Harrington, Oliver W. - Trikosko, Marion S. - Roach, Max - Greene, William C. - Hamilton, Frank - Seeger, Pete - Bates, Daisy - Rennert, Richard Scott - Carawan, Guy - Horton, Silphia - Marshall, Thurgood
    • Date: 1998-02-09
  • Exhibit
    Online Exhibition - World War I: American Artists View the Great War The works chosen for this exhibition reflect the focus of wartime art on World War I patriotic and propaganda messages—by government-supported as well as independent and commercial artists.
    • Contributor: Gibson, Charles Dana - Hassam, Childe - Fisher, Bud - Hine, Lewis - De Land, Eugenie - Eby, Kerr - Rogers , William Allen - Woolf, Samuel J. - Norton, John - Kirby, Rollin ... Gibson, Charles Dana - Hassam, Childe - Fisher, Bud - Hine, Lewis - De Land, Eugenie - Eby, Kerr - Rogers , William Allen - Woolf, Samuel J. - Norton, John - Kirby, Rollin - Penfield, Edward - Pennell, Joseph - Becker, Maurice - Paus, Herbert - Blanshfield, Edwin - Bellows, George - Benda, Wladyslaw - Flagg, James Montgomery
    • Date: 2016-05-07
  • Exhibit
    The American Scene - Life of the People: Realist Prints and Drawings from the Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Collection, 1912-1948 library of congress exhibitions ask a librarian digital collections library catalogs search go the library of congress > exhibitions > life of the people > the american scene exhibitions image exhibitions home current exhibitions all exhibitions programs & events traveling exhibitions loan procedures for institutions special presentations contact us life of the people: realist prints and drawings from the ben and beatrice goldstein collection,...
    • Contributor: Steffen, Benard Joseph - James, E. Allen - Taylor, Prentiss - Bacon, Peggy - Wolfe, Meyer - White, Elizabeth - Baker, James - Curry, John Steuart - Gág, Wanda - Benton, Thomas Hart - Jones, Joe - Leighton, Clare
    • Date: 1999-10-20
  • Exhibit
    Learn More - Voices of Civil Rights Resources related to the Civil Rights Movement include: books, library collections, online resources and lesson plans for teachers.
    • Date: 2005-02-24
  • Book/Printed Material
    As I remember; recollections of American society during the nineteenth century, Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Gouverneur, Marian
    • Date: 1911

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Supplement to the Daily advertiser, Tuesday, June 6, 1786 : The United States of America in Congress assembled ... : Whereas a treaty of amity and commerce, between His Majesty the King ... Includes the text of the treaty. Imprint supplied by Evans. Evans 20088 ESTC W36644 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. LC copy annotated on verso: Treaty between the United States & Prussia 1785.
    • Contributor: Childs, Francis - Continental Congress Broadside Collection (Library of Congress) - Prussia (Kingdom) - United States. Continental Congress
    • Date: 1786

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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    [Mae Berkeley]
    • Contributor: Byrd, Frank - Berkeley, Mae
    • Date: 1939-01-19

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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    [Religious Cult of Father Divine]
    • Contributor: Byrd, Franl
    • Date: 1936-06-13

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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    ["Peace in the Kingdom"]
    • Contributor: Byrd, Frank - Chief Tucker
    • Date: 1938-09-05

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  • Exhibit
    Founding and Early Years - NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom In response to the Springfield riot, a group of black and white activists, Jews and gentiles, met in New York City to address the deteriorating status of African Americans
    • Contributor: NAACP - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    • Date: 2009-02-21
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    [Rudolph Dunbar]
    • Contributor: Williams, Ellis - Dunbar, Rudolph
    • Date: 1938-11-28

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  • Book/Printed Material
    The silent bullet : the adventures of Craig Kennedy, scientific detective Also available in digital form.
    • Contributor: Reeve, Arthur (Arthur Benjamin)
    • Date: 1912

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  • Film, Video
    H. Jack Geiger oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in New York, New York, 2013 March 16. Dr. Jack Geiger discusses his early life experiences and how he came to be a leading figure in the Medical Committee for Human Rights. He describes his childhood in New York City, where he found a mentor in actor Canada Lee, his college experience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his time as a U.S. Merchant Marine. He discusses his involvement in the Commission...
    • Contributor: Dittmer, John - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Geiger, Jack
    • Date: 2013

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  • Exhibit
    Shaping Forces - Margaret Mead: Human Nature and the Power of Culture Margaret Mead was born in Philadelphia on December 16, 1901, and grew up in a household that included three generations. Margaret's early home life, with emphases on education and social issues, exerted a pronounced influence on her later life and career. As an anthropologist, the adult Margaret Mead sought to apply the principles of anthropology and the social sciences to social problems and issues,...
    • Contributor: Mead, Margaret - Francis, Patricia A.
    • Date: 2001-11-30
  • Book/Printed Material
    Why work for the slave? : a manual for the treasurers and collectors of the anti-slavery cent-a-week societies Cover title. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. LC copy has ink stamp on verso on cover: 73848. LC copy formerly part of YA Collection: YA 24880. Source: Source unknown.
    • Contributor: African American Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress) - Southard, Nathaniel
    • Date: 1838

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  • Exhibit
    Transcript: Margaret Mead to Ruth Benedict - Margaret Mead: Human Nature and the Power of Culture Margaret Mead was born in Philadelphia on December 16, 1901, and grew up in a household that included three generations. Margaret's early home life, with emphases on education and social issues, exerted a pronounced influence on her later life and career. As an anthropologist, the adult Margaret Mead sought to apply the principles of anthropology and the social sciences to social problems and issues,...
    • Contributor: Mead, Margaret - Francis, Patricia A.
    • Date: 2001-11-30
  • Book/Printed Material
    Miscegenation indorsed by the Republican Party. Caption title. "Sold at 13 Park Row, New York, and at all Democratic Newspaper Offices ..." Imprint date inferred from text. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. LC copy has pencil notations on p. [1]: May 16, 1870 ... but this in Bartlett 1868. LC copy formerly part of YA Collection: YA 18039. Source: Source unknown.
    • Contributor: African American Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress) - Ya Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1864

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  • Exhibit
    Founding the Printmaking Workshop - Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop Following his high school graduation in 1940, Blackburn attended the Art Students League on scholarship until 1943. There he worked with painter and printmaker Will Barnet, who became a life-long friend.
    • Contributor: Barnet, Will - Laidman, Tom - Von Wicht, John - Kadish, Reuben - Haass, Terry - Frasconi, Antonio - White, Charles - Cortor, Eldzier
    • Date: 2003-02-20