There are now 40 collections in American Memory. Here's what's new:
This collection consists of 2,100 early baseball cards dating from 1887 to
1914. The cards show such legendary figures as Ty Cobb stealing third base
for Detroit, Tris Speaker batting for Boston, and pitcher Cy Young posing
formally in his Cleveland uniform.
See CNN's page for a special report (with video even) about the online
The first release of
Built in America:Historic American Building Survey/Historic American
These collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and
design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive
range of building types and engineering technologies including examples as
diverse as windmills, one-room schoolhouses, the Golden Gate Bridge, and
buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. As of March 1998, America's built
environment has been recorded through surveys containing more than 363,000
measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more
than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from the seventeenth to
the twentieth century. This first release adds digital images to the
searchable on-line catalog records, including images of the pages of
written histories for all HAER surveys and about 25% of HABS surveys, 17%
of the HAER survey photographs and a small sampling of the HABS and HAER
measured drawings. Additional digital images will be added monthly.
Pioneering the Upper Midwest
The online collection of 138 volumen portrays the states of Michigan,
Minnesota and Wisconsin from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century
through first-person accounts, biographies, promotional literature, local
histories, ethnographic and antiquarian texts, colonial archival documents,
and other works drawn from the Library of Congress's General Collections
Books and Special Collections Division.
Elizabeth L. Brown, M.L.S.
National Digital Library Program, LIBN/NDL/VC(1300)
Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540-1300
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