Library of Congress
Nature and the Environment
Historical context and ideas for integrating individual digital collections of primary sources into instruction.
- Mapping the National Parks (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection of approximately 200 maps dating from the 17th century to the present documents the history, culture, and geological formations of areas that eventually became United States National Parks.
- The Nineteenth Century in Print: Periodicals (Summary and Teaching Resources) Browse issues of Garden and Forest published from 1888-1897.
- Reclaiming the Everglades: South Florida's Natural History, 1884-1934 (Summary Only) This collection documents the development of the modern conservation movement, the establishment of the Everglades National Park and the role of state and federal governments in the development of a national park.
- Tending the Commons: Folk life and Landscape in Southern West Virginia (Summary Only) Explore the Big Coal River Valley environment.
- Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Photographs by artists like William Henry Jackson document both the natural landscape and the industrial development that altered it.
- Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century (Summary and Teaching Resources) Use the terms "nature" or "naturalists" to search this collection for entries related to the environment.
- Voices from the Dust Bowl: the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, 1940-1941 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Students can research the agricultural conditions that led to the Dust Bowl.
- Westward by Sea: A Maritime Perspective on American Expansion, 1820-1890 (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection presents diaries, letters, logbooks, photographs and other materials that document sea travel and the role of maritime events in the westward expansion of the United States.