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See Berlin Before and After World War II in Startling Color Video Beautiful city, shame about all those Nazis. Yes, this color newsreel above shows Berlin in 1936 as it gets ready to welcome the world for the Olympic Games. It’s a PR film meant to show the upside of the Reich, as Germans looked forward to a “better future”, and indeed the city looks just as gorgeous and exciting as other bustling European metropolises. But then there’s those Nazis, ruining everybody’s travel plans. Flash forward to July 1945, and what a difference surrender to the Allies makes: Berlin in ruins, large posters of Stalin, and the signs of the divisions that eventually end in the 1961 building of the Berlin Wall. We’ve featured this 1945 film before, but this before-and-after comparison speaks to the devastation of war and the determination to rebuild. Related Content

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States A spectacular historical atlas refashioned for the 21st century Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. hide introductory video next Old Atlas, New Functionality Georectified Maps Most maps in the atlas have been georectified, warped so that they can be placed consistently on top of a digital map. Navigating the Atlas For most maps in the atlas click on georectified ⇆ plate to toggle back and forth between views of the georectified maps and how they look in the printed atlas. There are lots of maps in the Atlas.

National Jukebox WARNING: Historical recordings may contain offensive language. Read the disclaimer Now Playing... Elk's reunion march Le parlate d'amor El teléfono a larga distancia At the jazz band ball Everybody's jazzin' it Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile! View This Playlist 1919 Victrola Book of the Opera Stories of the operas with illustrations and descriptions of Victor opera records. More about Victrola Book of the Opera News The National Jukebox debuts featuring more than 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1900 and 1925. Imagine your computer as a new Gramophone purchased for family and friends to enjoy in your home parlor. Victor Advertisements The success of the Victor Talking Machine Company is often attributed to its aggressive and comprehensive print advertising campaigns. Coming Soon to the National Jukebox New recordings are added to the Jukebox periodically.

10 million newspaper pages are now fully searchable | The British Newspaper Archive Blog Just a month after hitting the 9.5 million page milestone, we’re very pleased to announce that there are now 10 million historic newspaper pages available at The British Newspaper Archive. The website launched with 4 million pages in November 2011, which means there’s now 150% more to explore. If you’ve not searched the collection for a while, it’s definitely time to try again. Search the newspapers –> It’s not just our coverage that has improved over the last few years. Our subscriptions give you access to the whole collection of historic newspapers and you can keep the pages you view forever by saving them to your computer or printing them out. View our subscription options –> Thousands of pages are digitised every week and we’ve added some fantastic content in the last few months. Copies of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror Did you know that you can search the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror from 1914-1918 at The British Newspaper Archive? 58 new Irish newspapers

Placing Primary Sources | primary-sources “Every event has both a temporal and spatial tag. In history, we usually know when something happened with a high degree of certainty. We may have less precise knowledge of where it happened.” Welcome to the Virginia Geographic Alliance’s Placing Primary Sources Story Map Collection. For Students Select a Story Map Journal and then click the “i” symbol”then select Open in Map Viewer to go directly to the full screen story map. For Teachers (click to access resources) Developed by teachers for teachers, each story map contains carefully selected primary sources that are embedded into a multi-layered ArcGIS Online Story Map. We hope these resources fill a need in your classroom and make the teaching interplay between geography and history more meaningful, accessible, and exciting for you and your students. Chris Bunin, Albemarle High School, Project Director

Avant Garde Feeding America Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project The Project The Feeding America project has created an online collection of some of the most important and influential American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century. The digital archive includes page images of 76 cookbooks from the MSU Library's collection as well as searchable full-text transcriptions. The Feeding America online collection hopes to highlight an important part of America's cultural heritage for teachers, students, researchers investigating American social history, professional chefs, and lifelong learners of all ages. Feeding America was made possible with funds from a 2001 IMLS National Leadership Grant. To learn more Information about the project please select one of the following: Introductory Essay - An essay by Jan Longone that discusses Feeding America and the history of cookbooks in America. If you have questions or comments about the project, please see our comments page. Top of the Page

U.S. Army Center Of Military History Research - Articles - Journals | Research better, faster at HighBeam Research University | Webinars Placing Primary Sources: Using Story Maps to Connect Space, Place, and Time (live event March 28, 2019) All primary sources are connected to a place, space, and time. Story maps can provide the geographic context to situate primary sources in time and place to develop an accurate place-based narrative. Join us to explore the geographic perspectives related to primary sources from using dynamic multimedia story maps. Placing Primary Sources is a collection of classroom-ready story maps and accompanying teacher resources designed by teachers for teachers and produced by the Virginia Geographic Alliance in conjunction with the TPS Eastern Region. Chris Bunin, Teacher, Virginia Geographic AllianceGeorgeanne Hribar, Teacher, Virginia Geographic Alliance Resources: See, Think, and Wonder: Engaging Young Children in Primary Source Inquiry with the KidCitizen Interactive (live event February 28, 2019) Dr. Webinar Recording Learn more about KidCitizen: