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Washington, May 6 (Canadian-Media): Library of Congress (LOC) staff is working hard to achieve the goal of Dr. Carla’s Hayden, LOC's Librarian to continue to expand access to our primary source collections, media reports said.
Given below is the first post from the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog team highlighting some of the newer online collections.
Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Wilson, 1761: Documenting his work as diplomat, publisher, scientist and inventor, Franklin’s papers include his correspondences between with notable people of the day including John Adams, George III – King of Great Britain, Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington, Antoine Lavoisier, and Joseph Priestley. Also included are some of his diaries, notes on experiments, and copies of some of his scientific writings.
Benjamin Franklin/Courtesy of LOC
Salmon P. Chase Papers: Chase served as an Ohio governor, Secretary of the Treasury in Lincoln’s cabinet, and Supreme Court justice.
His legal career, work as an abolitionist, and activities as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court are documented in his papers. Included in these are Chase’s diaries, select speeches, and other writings and correspondence with people including Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, William Henry Seward, and Horace Greeley.
Salmon P. Chase/Wikipedia
Branch Rickey papers report on noted baseball players including Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax, and Harmon Killebrew.
Selections from the National Film Registry: A number of the important films for preservation of American culture be accessed through this collection.
Susan B. Anthony Papers: Diaries and scrapbooks assembled by Anthony’s sister that document their work on suffrage and the activities of New York state and national suffrage organizations and correspondence from the noted suffragist are featured in this collection.
Included in these papers is a draft of her first public address, letters documenting the activities of the National Women’s Suffrage Association and speeches she made against slavery.
Susan B Anthony/Wikipedia
A number of presidential papers collections are also now available online, including the papers of Franklin Pierce, Ulysses S. Grant, James K. Polk, and Millard Fillmore.
Many of the new collections have links to teaching resources or related collections.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)