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Funding for Exploration

The famous Lewis and Clark expedition is a story of American pioneering. Today’s spotlight document focuses on the very start of this expedition, when in 1803 President Jefferson sent a confidential letter to Congress. Continue reading

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You’re Invited to Our Educators’ Open House

Come and bring your colleagues to our second annual open house, an evening filled with resources and ideas for you and your students. Continue reading

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Settling the West

The 1862 Homestead Act provided Americans the opportunity for federal land grants. Today’s spotlight is on the first claim to be filed under the Homestead Act. Continue reading

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The Purchase of Alaska

For today’s spotlight document we take a look at the treasury warrant used for the purchase of the 49th state. Continue reading

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Calling on the Vice President

Just hours before the tragedy at Ford’s Theatre, Booth made a visit to the Washington hotel where Vice President Johnson was staying and left today’s spotlight document: a calling card. Continue reading

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Newly Digitized Hoover Presidential Documents

At the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, Primarily Teaching workshop participants explored documents from Herbert Hoover’s time as the 31st President of the United States. Continue reading

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Fatal Crash

Today’s spotlight is on a photograph of the first fatal Wright Brothers flying machine crash. Continue reading

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Native American Fishing Rights: Digitized in Seattle

Educators in our Primarily Teaching summer institute in Seattle scanned documents on Native American land and fishing rights in the West. Continue reading

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Digitizing Chinese Immigration in Our New Innovation Hub

Educators came to research our holdings to find and digitize documents for lessons and activities on Chinese immigration. Continue reading

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New NASA Documents Digitized by Teachers in Atlanta

Last week, we welcomed teachers to Atlanta for our annual Primarily Teaching summer institute.  These educators explored the holdings of the National Archives at Atlanta for classroom-suitable documents, and ended up discovering NASA documents on really interesting space topics like the … Continue reading

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