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IN MEMORIAM | September 19th 2008 The world of letters has lost a giant. We have felt nourished by the mournful graspings of sites dedicated to his memory ("He was my favourite" ~ Zadie Smith), and we grieve for the books we will never see. But perhaps the best tribute is one he wrote himself ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE This is the commencement address he gave to the graduates of Kenyon College in 2005.
This collection of links, chosen and maintained by Gutman Library Research Services staff, provides links to freely available sites of interest to educators. Click on a topic to view links to related websites. Please tell us about websites we should consider adding... Adult Education and Literacy The Arts
Researching on the Internet means working from home, viewing collections from around the world and stumbling across rare finds from somewhat obscure libraries or museums. But it also means linking to garbage, weird conspiracy theories, and even plagiarized material. To connect you to the best historical references, we’ve generated this list of 100 terrific sites that feature primary source documents, recordings, images and more. Libraries From the Library of Congress to university research libraries, these websites are packed with authoritative information. With a bachelor’s in Information Systems , this can be an especially helpful resource.
The 1,280 images in this collection have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery. This collection is envisioned as a tool and a resource that can be used by teachers, researchers, students, and the general public - in brief, anyone interested in the experiences of Africans who were enslaved and transported to the Americas and the lives of their descendants in the slave societies of the New World. We would like to emphasize that little effort is made to interpret the images and establish the historical authenticity or accuracy of what they display.
Posted Jul 22, 2010 A photographic journey through American Cities, pre-1950. Chattanooga, Tenn. in time of war. Soldiers' tents and supply wagons beside the city building. 1864. Mathew Brady collection. (Courtesy of the National Archives) #
These vivid color photos taken during the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally seen only in black-and-white. Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1939 and 1944. The FSA/OWI pictures depict life in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, with a focus on rural areas and farm labor, as well as aspects of World War II mobilization, including factories, railroads, aviation training, and women working. The original images are color transparencies ranging in size from 35 mm to 4-by-5 inches. They complement the better-known black-and-white FSA/OWI photographs taken during the same period.
"Pictures of the Times: A Century of Photography From The New York Times." No single photograph can sum up the cultural climate of a decade. But the images shown here capture something of the flavor of their times, particularly in the second half of the century, with the gradual merging of high and low culture. It was an era in which the news photograph yielded increasingly to the up-close-and-personal style that explored a subject's character beyond the necessities of mere identification and illustration. The show was assembled by Mark Bussell and Nancy Weinstock, picture editors at The Times, and Peter Galassi and Susan Kismaric, photography curators at the Modern, who spent more than a year reviewing some 1.5 million images. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
The Federalist Papers were a series of eighty-five essays urging the citizens of New York to ratify the new United States Constitution. Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, the essays originally appeared anonymously in New York newspapers in 1787 and 1788 under the pen name "Publius." A bound edition of the essays was first published in 1788, but it was not until the 1818 edition published by the printer Jacob Gideon that the authors of each essay were identified by name. The Federalist Papers are considered one of the most important sources for interpreting and understanding the original intent of the Constitution. Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress John C.