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New Content Added to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History

5/17/18


Newly added to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History: 236 primary sources (text and images) with curriculum correlations for easy integration into the classroom workflow. Content has been added across the eras, but especially boosts coverage in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Among the 113 new text documents are:

Malcolm X Speaking in Harlem. Credit:
Malcolm X Speaking in Harlem. Credit: Premium Archive/Getty

Among the 123 new images are:

Orson Welles Speaks to Journalists after War of the Worlds Broadcast.
Orson Welles Speaks to Journalists after War of the Worlds Broadcast. Credit: Bettmann/Getty
  • Several political cartoons by Herbert Block (Herblock) about such topics as abortion, gun control, and economic policy
  • More extensive coverage of the Ronald Reagan presidency, including images of “Hands across America,” the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, and Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign
  • Appearances by Malcolm X and images related to important events during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s
  • Notable popular culture events, including Orson Welles speaking to journalists after the historic The War of the Worlds broadcast, the first appearance of the superhero Superman in “Action Comics,” and handwritten song lyrics by Bob Dylan
  • The iconic painting of President George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, which became the model for his likeness on the one-dollar bill
  • Wanted bulletins and posters from the Gangster Era asking for the public’s help locating notorious criminals, such as Alvin Karpis and Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker (a.k.a. Bonnie and Clyde)

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