Louisa May Alcott, American author, dies

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Boris Pasternak, Russian author of Doctor Zhivago, born

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Chinese New Year: Year of the Sheep

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John Steinbeck, American writer, is born

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U.S. map showing location of photographs

Photogrammar

An online database of Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographs developed at Yale University. Browse images through an interactive map or search and tagging. The collection can be filtered by date, photographer, geographical area, or content, and is especially rich in depictions of agriculture, industry, daily life in the 1930s-40s, and the World War II home front. 

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Mapping Thoreau Country

This website, developed partially through funds from MassHumanities, is an interactive cartographic exploration of Thoreau's itineraries and mapmaking in his home state of Massachusetts. Includes essays, illustrations, and links to further information.

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thinkFlorida.org

thinkFlorida.org is designed to bring the study of Florida into the classrooms. Created by the Florida Humanities Council, it combines articles written by distinguished humanities scholars with ideas and lesson plans from Florida teachers. Contains maps, photographs, and audio-visual resources.

Cheshire Cat from Alice and Wonderland

Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature

This digital collection from the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries offers resources for research into a variety of historical children’s literature, including comparative editions of classic texts.

 

Cheshire Cat from Alice and Wonderland

Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature

This digital collection from the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries offers resources for research into a variety of historical children’s literature, including comparative editions of classic texts.

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Discovering Literature: Shakespeare

A rich online resource from the British Library exploring Shakespeare in multiple dimensions. Separate sections are devoted to his works; a collection of primary source objects, some in the public domain; and teaching resources relating to Shakespearean works.