Tuesday, February 14, 2012

American Memory Project

The Library of Congress has a fascinating online project documenting American History.  As the largest library in the world, it's an iconic American treasure.

The American Memory Project is described on their website as:
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
Just visiting the homepage of the Library of Congress is a wonderful experience in itself.  Their content is constantly updated to include information for historical events that have taken place on that date, places currently in the news, and highlights of various collections.  They include webcasts and podcasts and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.

There are sections for specifically designed for Kids and Families, Researchers, Librarians, and Publishers.  Something of interest can be found for almost anyone.  It's easy to get lost browsing the virtual "aisles and shelves" without even leaving home! The Internet has truly made it America's Library!

Discover and enjoy!

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