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Fwd: New Resources Added to FREE (message 1)

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Sheryl Ann McCoy (smccoy)
Fri, 06 Nov 1998 21:49:22 -0700

Greetings to all:

These websites were sent my way, hope they are of interest to you.

"A smile happens quickly, but the memory lasts a long time."

--------- Forwarded Message --------- FIFTY-SEVEN NEW FEDERAL EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES have been added to the FREE website. This website was developed by more than 35 federal agencies to make *hundreds* of teaching & learning resources from across the federal government available -- & searchable -- in one place. Below are titles, descriptions, URLs, & sponsoring agencies of recently added resources. (There are so many that we split them into *two* messages.) Visit the FREE website (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) & its "What's New" area at: Your feedback on it is invited at: ******************************************** NEW RESOURCES ADDED TO THE FREE WEBSITE (FEDERAL RESOURCES FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE) November 4, 1998 ******************************************** ==== Arts ==== "Art & Life in Africa Project, University of Iowa" describes material that has been developed for a CD-ROM being produced at the University of Iowa. Links to further resources on the web have been added. (NEH) "Building an Archives" describes the adventure of acquiring, researching, & displaying important documents of the nation housed by the National Archives. The site also has a discussion of how students can start archives of their own schools. (NARA) ------------------- Library of Congress ------------------- "America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-1945" contains links to thousands of the most famous documentary photographs ever produced. The Farm Security Administrations's photographs cover the Great Depression, while the Office of War Administration's photographs look at the mobilization effort for World War II. "America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotype Portraits & Views, 1839-1864" consists of 600 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864, concentrating on the daguerreotypes produced by the Matthew Brady studio. "An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1600-1920" presents a collection of 200 social dance manuals & related materials. "American Treasures of the Library of Congress" details a permanent exhibition of the Library's rarest, most interesting, or significant items relating to America's past. "The American Variety Stage: Vaudeville & Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920" is a multimedia anthology illustrating the vibrant & diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. "Architecture & Interior Design for 20th Century America: Photographs by Samuel Gottscho & William Schleisner, 1935-1955" is composed of 30,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors & exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, & historic buildings. "Creating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliotheque nationale de France" was an exhibition at the Library of Congress of paintings, manuscripts, furniture, & other objects from Charlemagne to Charles de Gaulle. "Creative Americans: Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, 1932-1964" displays 1,395 photographs of Van Vechten, primarily studio portraits of people involved in the arts, including musicians, dancers, artists, literati, theatrical, film, & television actors & actresses. "Dresden: Treasures from the Saxon State Library" is an exhibit of books, manuscripts, & paintings of Saxony, a region of Germany that played a pivotal role in the Renaissance & Reformation in Europe. "Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922-32" concentrates on 5 major projects of the great American architect." "The Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920: Photographs from the Fred Hultstrand & F.A. Pazandak Photograph Collections" shows 900 photographs of rural & small town life at the turn of the century. Highlights include images of sod houses & the people who built them, images of farms & machinery that made them prosper, & images of one-room schools & the children that were educated in them. "Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library & Renaissance Culture" is an exhibition of artifacts & scholarly descriptions thereof of the prototypical research library in Western culture. Its collections cover wide areas besides theology, including the exact sciences, East Asian languages & literatures, & music history. "Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran & Modern Scholarship" is an exhibition of these famous scrolls, accompanied by discussion of their historical context & the Qumran community from whence they may have originated. The exhibit also relates the story of their discovery 2,000 years later. "Taking the Long View: Panoramic Photographs, ca. 1851-1991" presents 4000 images of American cityscapes, landscapes, & group portraits. "Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920" includes 25,000 glass negatives & transparencies as well as 300 color photographic prints, mostly of the eastern U.S. "Washington As It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959" gathers 14,000 photographs of the architectural & social life of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in the 1920s, 1930s, & 1940s, including exteriors & interiors of commercial, residential, & government buildings, as well as street scenes & views of neighborhoods. "Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, & Broadcasters During WWII" concentrates on 8 out of over 100 American women who had secured official military accreditation as war correspondents, if not actual front-line assignments. "Park Geology Tour -- Geologic Features" offers geologic field notes, maps, & photographs of the national parks. The site is organized around 14 thematic areas, such as fossils, plate tectonics, & volcanoes. (NPS)

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