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Articles with keyword "Chronicling America"

Decoration Day Parade (Brownsville, Texas), 1916.

The Evolution of Memorial Day

By Ralph Canevali

The Chronicling America database of historic American newspapers shows the fascinating history of Memorial Day--also known as Decoration Day.

A memorial to an Rock Island, Illinois, soldier who died in World War I

NEH Data Challenge Winner: America's Public Bible

By Lincoln Mullen

America's Public Bible: Biblical Quotations in U.S. Newspapers, an NEH Data Challenge-winning site by Lincoln Mullen, shows how thousands of biblical verses were used over nearly a century in the 56 billion words of text in Chronicling America.

Historical Agricultural News web site

NEH Data Challenge Winner: Historical Agricultural News

By Amy Giroux, Marcy Galbreath, and Nathan Giroux

Historical Agricultural News, an NEH Data Challenge-winning site by Amy Giroux, Marcy Galbreath, and Nathan Giroux, uses the big data in Chronicling America as a gateway into understanding farming communities, organizations, and practices, and family histories.

Prints from the inaugurations of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Read All About It: Early Newspaper Accounts of Presidential Inaugurations

By Adriana Cutler

For the past few decades Presidential Inaugurations have been large and grand affairs, however, earlier inauguration ceremonies were not always so large and grand, or even dignified.  Historic newspapers are one of the best sources of information we have on how citizens have observed presidential inaugurations in the past.

In the Light of the Moon.  Iron County Register.

Superstitions and Celebrations: Halloween History in Chronicling America

By Leah Weinryb Grohsgal

It’s time for spirits, fairies, ghosts, and ghouls!  Halloween originated in the ancient Celtic festival of the dead Samhain (“summer’s end”) and later Christian celebrations of martyrs and saints (“All Saints Day” or “All Hallows”). The historic newspapers in Chronicling America show that in the 19th and early 20th centuries Americans both disparaged and delighted in, and ultimately borrowed from, old world traditions involving the supernatural, divination, and trickery.

LBJ signing legislation authorizing creation of NEH


Chairman William Adams Reflects on 50 Years of NEH

Endowment's great mission and growing achievements are reviewed

collage of boy and snake


Those Slippery Snake Stories

One story morphs into many when the newspapers get involved.