The Digital Public Library of America – a large scale digital library project launched by Harvard University – offers extensive digitized collections. Their mission is to connect users to digital content through metadata records – information about an item – for “millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.” Each record links to original content.
Additionally, the DPLA offers exhibitions housed on their site. The above photo is from “America’s Great Depression and Roosevelt’s New Deal.”
You can also search using the Timeline. When you click on a time period, you receive a list of results from the decade. This is a handy tool when researching a topic. Try it out and see what primary source you discover!
Shared Worlds Teen Writing Camp at Wofford College asked famous writers to write on their hands – and offer words of advice for aspiring writers. If you’re looking for some help, a gentle pat on the back to keep you going with your writing project, or some inspiration, Hand in Hand is a great place to start. Scroll through the photos to find advice from writers like Neil Gaiman, Lev Grossman, Karen Lord, and Jeff VanderMeer.
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