Library of Congress Research Databases
- American Memory
- Prints & Photographs
- Historic Newspapers
- Performing Arts
- Veterans History
- Sound Recordings
Additional databases they have in their Digital Collection include:
- Children and Families: America's Library
- Country Studies/Area Handbooks
- Digital Interlibrary Loan
- Exhibitions from the Library
- Folklife Digital Collections
- Global Legal Information Network
- Hispanic Digital Collections
- Local Legacies: Community Roots
- Manuscript Collections
- Map Collections
- Poetry 180: For the School Year
- Rare Books and Special Collections
- Today in History
- Webcasts from the Library
As I searched the LOC to see what they had to offer, I was delighted to learn they had a collection of Podcasts, Webcasts and ITunesU. The Slave Narratives is a featured database on the podcasts. It’s description states, “Oral histories and interviews with African Americans who endured the hardships of slavery. These recordings document the first-person accounts of several individuals whose life experiences spanned the period during and after slavery. The podcasts are drawn from several collections in the American Folklife Center Archives, one of the preeminent audio-visual repositories of national and international folklife, history and cultural expressions." Music of all eras are also featured on these databases.
I would encourage you to visit all the databases the LOC has to offer, especially the digital newspapers. There are times when the website is undergoing a maintenance, so if the LOC website is down, please keep returning as it will be up once the maintenance is finished.
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