Some free Library of Congress resources

I’ve just spent four days in Washington, DC with my family. Did you know Bob Hope left 85,000 pages of jokes to the Library of Congress and established the Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment? As another tidbit, I noticed that both of Wyoming’s statues in the Capitol portray women.
With Frontline Diplomacy, the Library of Congress opens a window into the lives of American diplomats and U.S. foreign policy — how it is formulated in Washington and implemented at our embassies abroad. Transcripts of more than 1,300 interviews with U.S. diplomatic personnel capture their experiences, motivations, personal analyses, and private thoughts.
Another interesting offering by Library of Congress, the Guide to World War I Materials includes photos, essays, primary documents, films, and sound recordings related to World War I. Read news accounts of the war, including in The Stars and Stripes, a newspaper written by and for American soldiers at the war front. See brief features about the U.S. entering the war (April 6, 1917), American forces’ first offensive (September 12, 1918), and the Treaty of Versailles (June 28, 1919).


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s