John Glenn, Astronaut
This image is a color photograph of astronaut John Glenn. Postcard text: (back) National Aeronautics and Space Administration Project Mercury Astronaut Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. entering the Friendship 7 space craft prior to launch on February 20, 1962 on history making 3 orbit flight. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Preiss, Montgomery, Ala., postmarked October 15, 1969.
Experiences of Racism Among African American Parents and the Mental Health of Their Preschool-Aged C
Objectives. We examined the relationship between parents’ experiences of racism and children’s well-being and the influence of the residential neighborhood characteristics on this relationship. Methods. African American families were recruited from Baltimore neighborhoods. Parental measures included racism experiences and coping. Neighborhood measures included demographic characteristics, social cohesion, and social climate. Children’s mental health was assessed with the Child Behavior Ch
Is Lipid-Lowering Therapy Underused by African Americans at High Risk of Coronary Heart Disease With
Objectives. We examined whether racial differences exist in cholesterol monitoring, use of lipid-lowering agents, and achievement of guideline-recommended lowdensity lipoprotein (LDL) levels for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. Methods. We reviewed charts for 1045 African American and White patients with coronary heart disease at 5 Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. Results. Lipid levels were obtained in 67.0% of patients. Whites and African Americans had similar screening rates an
Endometrial Cancer: Socioeconomic Status and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Stage at Diagnosis, Treatm
Objective. We evaluated the association between socioeconomic status and racial/ ethnic differences in endometrial cancer stage at diagnosis, treatment, and survival. Methods. We conducted a population-based study among 3656 women. Results. Multivariate analyses showed that either race/ethnicity or income, but not both, was associated with advanced-stage disease. Age, stage at diagnosis, and income were independent predictors of hysterectomy. African American ethnicity, increased age, aggressi
Stage at Diagnosis and Survival in a Multiethnic Cohort of Prostate Cancer Patients
Objectives. We evaluated the effects of socioeconomic status and comorbidity on stage of disease and survival among 1,509 population-based prostate cancer patients. Methods. We applied logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards regression to data from Whites, African Americans, and Asian Americans who were diagnosed from 1987 to 1991. Results. Patients with existing comorbid conditions were less likely than those without these conditions to be diagnosed with advanced cancer. Compared wit
Original Score of "Dixie"
This image is a black and white photograph of the original score for the song "Dixie." Postcard text: (back) Dan Emmett composed the words and music of "Dixie" but it was Herman Arnold of Montgomery, Ala., who in 1860, wrote the original score as Emmett played it to him on his violin. This score is preserved in the collections of the Alabama State Department of Archives and History.
Moonlight on the River, Mobile, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of a steamboat on a river at night in the moonlight.
Woodside, Bella Mina, Alabama
This image is a color photograph of Woodside, a home in Bella Mina, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) Home of Mr. & Mrs. Raymond W. Pepper. Woodside was built in 1845 by Governor Bibb, for his daughter. It was restored in 1902 by Mrs. Pepper's grandfather, Mr. John R. Witt, who was Alabama's first master farmer. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Dept. of Archives, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., postmarked April 8, 1986.
Augusta Evans Wilson Homestead, Mobile, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of the old homestead of Augusta Evans Wilson in Mobile, Ala., showing the drive up to the house bordered by trees with Spanish moss and azaleas.
Country Club, Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1932
This image is a colorized photograph of a building used by the Country Club in Montgomery, Ala., circa 1932. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Mr. Albert Jones, Jr., Montgomery, Ala., postmarked March 23, 1932.
Alabama State Archives Building, Montgomery, Alabama 1
This image is a colorized photograph of the Alabama State Archives building in Montgomery, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) The State Department of History and Archives Building is a memorial to Alabama and Alabamians in the World War. A number of rooms have been devoted to Museums of fine arts. Collections including Indian, military, Alabama-French, William Rufus King may be seen also. Genuine curteich-Chicago "C.T. Art-Colortone" post card
General View of Auburn University
This image is a black and white photograph showing a general view of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute campus. The Main Building, also known as Samford Hall, is the building on the left. The building in the center is Langdon Hall and the building next to it on the right is Biggin Hall. Harbert Center is the building behind Biggin Hall. Alabama Polytechnic Institute is the former name of Auburn University. Handwritten message (on front) from H.P. Powell addressed to Mrs. H.P. Powell, Atlanta, Ga
A lesson in which students examine five examples of roadside architecture built in the 1920s and 30s to catch the eye of passing motorists. They include the Teapot Dome Service Station, the Big Duck poultry store, and the Benewah Milk Bottle.
Creating Hypertext Dialogues Drawn from Narrative History Collections
This site invites students to use documents from California As I Saw It: First Person Narratives, 1849-1900, to create hyperscripts depicting the motivations, expectations, fears, and realizations of immigrants who settled California between 1849 and 1900. Students' hyperscripts are online written dialogues that include links to illustrative written materials, images, and sound files from American Memory collections.
Poems of Early Indiana in Abraham Lincoln’s Own Words
This lesson plan relates to Indiana history at fourth grade and the Lincolns as a typical pioneer family in the beginnings of the early statehood time. The students will study Lincoln's “Word Choice” and the facts and emotions he expresses in his poems, My Childhood's Home and The Bear Hunt.
Old Courthouse in St. Louis
This is an exhibit about a place which, throughout the 19th century, served not only as a house of justice, but also as a public gathering place for pioneers planning their westward trek across the plains. Its iron-framed dome was the forerunner of many similar domes erected on government buildings throughout the country. The site contains maps, readings, photos, drawings, as well as a guide for doing a student project.
Exploration and Explorers
This site looks at Europe's view of North America before and after Columbus, Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 map of the world, Diego Gutierrez's 1562 map of America, Spanish and Portuguese encounters in America, the Dutch in America, exploration and settlement of America from British and American points of view, Lewis and Clark, Henry Hudson, Jacques Cartier, and early images of the U.S.
This site looks at American political parties of the past, presidential inaugurations, images of presidents and first ladies, our first uniform election day, political cartoons by Herbert Block (Herblock) and Pat Oliphant, the 1877 electoral commission created by Congress to resolve the disputed presidential election of 1876, the 19th and 24th amendments (ending the poll tax and giving women the right to vote), and the Nixon-Kennedy debates.
Experiencing War (Voices of War): Stories from the Veterans History Project
The term “buffalo soldiers” dates to post-Civil War conflicts with Indians who granted the honorific to an all-black cavalry outfit. Buffalo soldier units served in the Spanish-American War, World War I, and the Italian campaign of World War II, when elements of the 92nd Division were the only black units in that war to serve in combat. The road to Italy passed through various posts in the segregated South and Ft. Huachuca, an isolated Arizona outpost where the 92nd assembled for the final p
Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Pres
The materials available in Built in America: The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) 1933-Present, provide an opportunity to develop critical thinking and creative writing skills. Descriptions and images of various buildings and structures in these collections provide the basis for research projects. Meanwhile, historic homes can serve as the catalyst for creative writing exercises and a discussion regarding the homes of authors such as F