Multimedia Stories of African American History and Culture
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culturehas created a freeapp for iOS and Android as a way to discover some of the many stories found in the museum’s collection. Users can search for key objects from the museum, explore stories that discuss how American values (such as resiliency, optimism, and spirituality) are reflected in African American history and culture, view videos and experience augmentedreality features, connect with social media, and more.
In October 2017, the Library of Congress put the papers of Ulysses S. Grant online for the first time in their original format. The papers contain approximately 50,000 items dating from 1819–1974, with the bulk falling in the period 1843–1885.
City Readers is the New York Society Library’s database of historic records, books, and readers. The Library’s online visualization tools support the discovery and analysis of more than 100,000 biographic, bibliographic, and transaction data derived from digitized content from the Library’s archives.
Integrating portraiture into the classroom provides exciting opportunities to connect students with history, biography, visual art, and many other subjects. The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, is offering two opportunities to attend a summer institute in 2018: June25–29 or July 9–13.