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Historical context and ideas for integrating individual digital collections of primary sources into instruction.

African-American Odyssey (Summary Only)

The American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920 (Summary and Teaching Resources) The Yiddish theater developed as a uniquely American form in the Eastern European Jewish immigrant community in New York City, and other urban centers, during the early twentieth century. This collection includes 77 unpublished manuscripts.

Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982 (Summary and Teaching Resources)

California As I Saw It: First-Person Narratives of California (Summary and Teaching Resources)

The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, 1600-1925 (Summary and Teaching Resources)

Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry (Summary Only) Emile Berliner was born in Hanover, Germany in 1851 and emigrated to the US in 1870.

The Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress (Summary Only) Hannah Arendt, a German Jew, fled to Paris in the 1930s and emigrated to the US in 1941.

The Leonard Bernstein Collection, ca. 1920-1989 (Summary Only) This collection documents the life and work of Leonard Bernstein, American composer, conductor, teacher, and pianist who infused his work with his Jewish heritage.

Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910 (Summary and Teaching Resources)

Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Perspectives (Summary and Teaching Resources)

Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920 (Summary and Teaching Resources)

Voices from the Dust Bowl: the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, 1940-1941 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Have students use this collection and other sources to explore migration surges in North America.