- Combined Set:
Selected LC digitized books are available in a combined set. Includes the collections of books listed below in the order released
for harvesting. Individual books digitized but not as part of
American Memory collections may also be included in this set.
setName: LC Digitized Books (selected)
Books, Individual Collections as OAI Sets
- An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920
- Description: A collection of over two hundred social dance
manuals at the Library of Congress published from ca. 1490 to 1929.
Along with dance instruction manuals, this collection also
includes a significant number of antidance manuals, histories, treatises
on etiquette, and items from other conceptual categories. Many of the
manuals also provide historical information on theatrical dance.
setName: LC Dance Manuals
- American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920
A selection of 253 published narratives by Americans and foreign visitors
recounting their travels in the colonies and the United States and their
observations and opinions about American peoples, places, and society
from about 1750 to 1920. Also included is the thirty-two-volume set of
manuscript sources entitled Early Western Travels, 1748-1846, published
between 1904 and 1907 after diligent compilation by the distinguished
historian and secretary of the Wisconsin Historical Society Reuben Gold
setName: American Notes: Travels in America (books)
- The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region
Around 140 volumes selected from the Library of Congress's General
Collections and Rare Book and Special Collections Division. The collection
includes first-person narratives, early histories, historical biographies,
promotional brochures, and books of photographs that capture in words and
pictures a distinctive region as it developed between the onset of
European settlement and the first quarter of the twentieth century.
setName: The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region (books)
- Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Perspectives
First-person accounts, political writings, and histories drawn from the Library of Congress General Collections portray the early history of the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Topics highlighted include the land and its resources, relations with Spain, the competition among political parties, reform efforts, and recollections by veterans of the Spanish-American War. The materials in the collection, roughly 50 works, were published between 1831 and 1929.
setName: Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age (books)
- Books in Kraus Francis Drake Collection
Assembled by Hans Peter Kraus and his wife Hanni, these materials reveal a great breadth and scope in the primary and secondary materials that concern Sir Francis Drake. Books range in date from 1581 to 1695 and are in Spanish, English, Latin, German, French, and Dutch. Topics include general histories of exploration, trade, and navigation on the high seas including Drake's circumnavigation of the world. Other topics are of a more political nature and either extol Drake's accomplishments or decry his plunders in Spanish America. Still other accounts are biographies of the crowned heads Queen Elizabeth I and King Philip II [1527-1598].
setName: Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection (books only)
- Books from Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier
Books from the Library of Congress collections digitized for Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier, a collaborative, bilingual digital library assembled by the Library of Congress, the National Library of Spain, and the Biblioteca Colombina y Capitular of Seville. To date, the focus of this collaborative project has been on exploration and early settlement. Rare books from the 15th through 18th century include two copies of Columbus’ account of his discoveries; a “Proof of noble blood” of Sebastián Vizcaíno, Cabeza de Vaca’s account of his journey through the Southwest, and Bernardo de Gálvez’s diary of the conquest of British Pensacola by the Spanish during the American Revolution. Other items include an English-language military survey published in 1848 and two volumes of Gaspar de Villagrá’s Historia de la Nueva México, written in ballad form and reprinted by the Museo Nacional de México in 1900.
setName: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier (books)
- Books from United States and Brazil: Expanding Frontiers, Comparing Cultures
Books from the Library of Congress collections digitized for The United States and Brazil: Expanding Frontiers, Comparing Cultures, a collaborative, bilingual digital library assembled by the Library of Congress and the National Library of Brazil. To date, the focus of this collaborative project has been on the historical foundations of Brazil, including digitized items illustrating different periods: Navigation and Discovery; Colonial Period; Movement for Independence; Imperial Period; and The Republic.
setName: United States and Brazil: Expanding Frontiers, Comparing Cultures (books)
- California As I Saw It
Transcribed text with illustrations of 186 works documenting the formative era of California's history through eyewitness accounts. The collection covers the dramatic decades between the Gold Rush and the turn of the twentieth century. It captures the pioneer experience; encounters between Anglo-Americans and the diverse peoples who had preceded them; the transformation of the land by mining, ranching, agriculture, and urban development; the often-turbulent growth of communities and cities; and California's emergence as both a state and a place of uniquely American dreams.
setName: California As I Saw It (books)
- Books from France in America
Books from the Library of Congress collections digitized for France in America, a collaborative, bilingual digital library assembled by the Library of Congress and the Bibliothèque national de France. To date, the collaborative project illuminates two major themes in the history of relations between France and the United States: the role played by France in the exploration and settlement of the continent and its participation in several events which indelibly marked the history of the United States: the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the Louisiana Purchase. Includes books written by French explorers, missionaries, military officers and others who charted new routes or traveled across the Atlantic Ocean and across the North American continent, established early French settlements, negotiated alliances with Native tribes, and participated in the American War of Independence. Rare works include an account of France's attempted settlement at Rio de Janeiro (1557), Samuel de Champlain's account of his voyage to Canada (1613), and a peace treaty between the King of France and the Indians of Canada (1667).
setName: France in America (books)
- Books from Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands
Books from the Library of Congress collections digitized for Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands, a collaborative, bilingual digital library assembled by the Library of Congress and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), the National Library of the Netherlands. The KB has enlisted the cooperation of other leading Dutch libraries, museums, and archives. Eventually, the Atlantic World will explore the history of the Dutch presence in America and the interactions between the United States and the Netherlands from Henry Hudson's 1609 voyage to the post-World-War-II period. The initial phase focuses on the period 1609-1664.
setName: Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands (books)
- Books from Meeting of Frontiers: Siberia, Alaska, and the American West
Books from the Library of Congress collections digitized for Meeting of Frontiers: Siberia, Alaska, and the American West, a collaborative, bilingual digital library assembled by the Library of Congress and a variety of libraries and archival institutions in Russia and Alaska. Meeting of Frontiers explores the comparative history of the Russian expansion across Siberia to the Russian Far East and the Pacific, the American expansion westward, and the meeting of the Russian-America frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Russia and the United States were very different countries: Russia an autocracy ruled by the tsar, and America a democratic republic. The collection illuminates a number of themes, places and events, including: exploration; colonization; development; Alaska; Siberia, national identity; mutual perceptions; the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5; the Klondike gold rush.
setName: Siberia, Alaska, and the American West (books)