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Learn about Presidential Libraries and Museums Presidential Libraries and Museums promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Visit the Presidential Libraries and Museums Presidential Libraries and Museums present vast archives of documents, museums full of important Presidential artifacts, interesting educational and public programs, and informative web sites. Research Presidential Documents Presidential Libraries and Museums are repositories for the papers, records and historical materials of the Presidents. Explore Public and Education Programs Presidential Libraries and Museums give you the chance to see, hear, and participate in the events that changed our lives and made us who we are as a nation. White House Transition Project Former White House staff discuss the presidential administrations from Richard M.

New Deal Network Inside the White House "This is really what the White House is all about. It’s the “People’s House.” It’s a place that is steeped in history, but it’s also a place where everyone should feel welcome. History Our first president, George Washington, selected the site for the White House in 1791. In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt began a major renovation of the White House, including the relocation of the president’s offices from the Second Floor of the Residence to the newly constructed temporary Executive Office Building (now known as the West Wing). Less than fifty years after the Roosevelt renovation, the White House was showing signs of serious structural weakness. Every president since John Adams has occupied the White House, and the history of this building extends far beyond the construction of its walls. There are 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and 6 levels in the Residence. Office of the Curator, The White House

America: History and Life, EBSCO Publishing This bibliographic resource provides a robust source of information focusing on the history and life of the United States and Canada. Selective indexing includes over a thousand journals dating back over 55 years. This source has proved to be an important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. A Valuable Resource for Every History Student Citations and links to book and media reviews are an added benefit to the America: History and Life database. {quote} Published since 1964, this is the definitive bibliographic reference covering the history, culture, area studies, and current affairs literature of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present...

National Recording Registry Phonautograms. Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville. (c. 1853-1861) In late 1853 or early 1854, Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville captured the first recorded sounds by etching onto blackened glass plates the movements of a boar’s-bristle stylus, vibrating in sympathy with a guitar and a human voice. Edison Talking Doll cylinder. (1888) Few, if any, sound recordings can lay claim to as many “firsts” as the small, mangled artifact of a failed business venture discovered in 1967 in the desk of an assistant to Thomas Edison. Edison exhibition recordings (group of three cylinders): "Around the World on the Phonograph"; "The Pattison Waltz"; and "Fifth Regiment March." (1888-1889) A trio of cylinders selected by Edison contemporaries to represent the birth of commercial sound recording--as an industry, as a practical technology, and as a means to preserve music and spoken word. Jesse Walter Fewkes field recordings of the Passamaquoddy Indians. (1890) "Stars and Stripes Forever." " Gypsy Love Song."

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum 100 Incredible Lectures for History Lovers