Testimony of Bridget Donaghy to the Board of Special Inquiry

Decisions of the Board of Special Inquiry: The Story of Irish Immigrant Bridget Donaghy

In this guest post, former intern Griffin Godoy shares how he researched federal records to trace the immigration and naturalization story of an Irish Teenager.

Aerial view of rows of houses in the suburbs

Post-WWII Teaching Resources

Find primary sources and teaching activities for the Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s).

Photograph of Lee Tso attached to his identification papers

Questioning Chinese Exclusion: The “Chinese Village” at the 1899 National Export Exposition

In this guest post, teacher Maria Adamson shares techniques for drawing students into the messiness of history, and giving them practice asking critically minded questions of the sources they encounter. Using this approach, she developed two new teaching activities focusing on identification papers of several Chinese people who were "on exhibit" in an ethnographic display in Philadelphia in 1899.

Woman at the White House holding a flag: Mr. President How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty

Teaching Resources for Women’s History and Women’s Rights

Find teaching resources and online student programs for teaching about women’s rights and changing roles in American history.

A New World War II Teaching Resource

Our new World War II page includes hundreds of primary sources and teaching activities!

Ronald Reagan giving a speech in Berlin

Teaching Resources Related to American Presidents

Find primary sources and educational activities for teaching about American Presidents.

Students in classroom in Moton High School

Teaching Resources for Black History Month

Find primary sources and educational activities for teaching about African American history during Black History Month or any time.