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I am trying to find photos of MLK Jr.  Any photos could work but in particular ones from his 1963 March on Washington would be ideal. I found one on the Documented Rights exhibit at https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/documented-rights/exhibit/section4/detail/mlk.html but would like to find more from this set. Thanks
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I am interested in finding out the first psychiatry program in the US.  This is not as easy as it sounds and I have been researching it for years.  I have some of that research summarized in a blog post that I will link here that will include some dates and a timeline.  The history is not clear because of the fact that psychiatry is primarily a… (Show more)
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I would like to learn about the lives of ordinary Americans who were not in the military and not in war related industries. My parents were newly weds in the 40s. Dad worked in the Navy Yard but mom, like most women, stayed home and had babies. I know about rationing, scrap metal drives, Victory gardens, etc. but I don't know how they got to… (Show more)
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Hi  I am trying to do some research on the history of the Buffalo Soldiers who I have heard of them but I am not totally sure what they did or really why they were so important.  I kind of know there were Buffalo's Soldiers during the many wars in the 1800's.   If you could send me some links that would tell me why Buffalo Soldiers are an… (Show more)
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A housing development was built in the 1930s or early 1940s for black soldiers/people.  This development included the address1830 First Street, S W, Washington, DC.*. When I was born in 1946, my family lived in a home located at 1830 First Street, SW, Washington, DC.  Walter Washington was the Superintendent of this Project.  Any information you… (Show more)
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I am looking for any information on the women and men who opened brothels in Washington, DC during the Civil War. I have already ready Thomas Lowry's "Bawdy Houses in Washington DC During the Civil War" but am looking for more details on people and policies, in particular interactions with the public that fall outside of their core business.
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A new resource guide is available from the Library of Congress Manuscript Division titled Presidential Family Correspondence: Manuscript Collections and Resources at the Library of Congress. The guide describes selected manuscript resources at the Library of Congress for researching presidential family correspondence between U.S. presidents, their… (Show more)
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Now available online, the East Florida Papers include extensive documentation about the history of the territory and the lives of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Floridians. The papers are rich in detail about the lives of Floridians at every level of society, including the original Indian inhabitants, loyalists who escaped to British Florida… (Show more)
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We want to give a heads-up to our researchers to make sure they know that the Library is part of LibGuides, where thousands of libraries post and share their research guides.   If you’re not already familiar: The guides show what’s available on a given subject, highlight key books, subscription databases and primary historical sources. They’re a… (Show more)
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New Online: Digital Edition of the Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough Papers   The Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough Papers at the Library of Congress are now available online.   Some of you may recognize Goldsborough’s name in association with his long career in the U.S. Navy, which during the Civil War included service in the North Atlantic… (Show more)
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Where can I find recorded interviews of members of the 65th Infantry Regiment “The Borinqueneers”? I’m trying to find an archives that may hold these recorded interviews.
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