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Jerome Robbins, rehearsal for West Side Story
Jerome Robbins, choreographer of West Side Story, transformed the Broadway musical with his distinctively American...
Portraits of Abigail and John Adams, from the Massachusetts Historical Society

Browse selected letters from three decades of correspondence between John and Abigail Adams chronicling their...

Falcons from Audubon's Birds of America

It took John James Audubon 18 years to produce his monumental book, The Birds of America. See how he prepared a...

Group of Puerto Ricans at Newark airport, 1947.

A three-part documentary series chronicling  the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped...

Whale fishery: attacking a right whale, Currier & Ives

Learn about life on a 1860s whaling ship through the eyes of 6-year old Laura Jernegan.

Leonard Bernstein

Explore composer Leonard Bernstein’s life and career through his correspondence and interviews with those who knew...

"City Life" by Victor Arnautoff

Explore the history and legacy of San Francisco's New Deal murals with this downloadable walking tour app.

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman advised readers to “look for me under your bootsoles.” Find him in the locations associated with...

Louisa May Alcott, wood engraving

Louisa May Alcott hobnobbed with Emerson and Thoreau, wrote pulp fiction, and persuaded Dorothea Dix to waive a ban on...

Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago

Few architects have had more impact on the American city than Daniel Burnham.

Gertrude Stein, Fanny Butcher, Alice Roullier, Alice B. Toklas, Barney Goodspeed

Chicago’s contributions to international modernism

frontispiece of King James Bible. 1611

Published 400 years ago, the King James Bible is one of the most-read texts in the English language.