1952 pamphlet promoting contraception.

What Planned Parenthood Looked Like in The 1940s

Following WWII, the birth control organization published illustrated pamphlets with authoritative guidance on family planning.
Claude Lévi-Strauss and his wife Dina in the Amazonian village of Nalike, ca. 1935.

A Refugee in Puerto Rico, 1942

Claude Lévi-Strauss and the burden of our personal archives.
The first page of a letter from Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker

Read a Newly Rediscovered Letter From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

A window into the day-to-day workings of the movement for the enfranchisement of women.
The manuscript of

In a Lost Essay, a Glimpse of an Elusive Poet and Slave

A previously unknown manuscript opens a window onto eerily familiar debates about race, power and free speech on campus.
“Laboratory Transfers of the Current Production Dye Formulae and Components” (1938)

Explore the Early Years of Technicolor Film in 40,000 Documents

The Technicolor Online Research Archive has newly digitized documents from 1914 to 1955, chronicling the development of Technicolor film.
Virginia Governor's Mansion, Richmond, VA.

The Forced Absence of Slavery: Rare Letters to a Virginia Governor

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is taking steps to commemorate enslaved people who worked for his predecessor nearly 200 years ago.
Sketch made by John Gregory Bourke during his time in the U.S. Army 3rd Calvary, 1881.

Excremental Empire

John Gregory Bourke’s "Scatalogic Rites of All Nations" and the American West.
Audio equipment.

Saving Historic Radio Before It’s Too Late

A first of its kind Library of Congress project aims to identify, catalogue, and preserve America’s broadcast history. 
An 1897 ad featuring a map of the New York City area.

How Advertisers Have Used Maps to Try to Sell You Stuff

A huge collection of “persuasive maps” — newly available online — reveals how our trust in cartography can be used to sway us.
Map of buried ships

New Map Reveals Ships Buried Below San Francisco

Dozens of vessels that brought gold-crazed prospectors to the city in the 19th century still lie beneath the streets.
This 1945 map shows where people in Japan had an adequate food supply.

See the Historic Maps Declassified by the CIA

A new gallery provides a rare look inside the 75-year history of the agency’s mapping unit.

Dark Satirical Maps from a Depression-Era Anti-Fascist Magazine

The magazine's founders swore it was anti-communist, but that wasn't enough to convince skittish advertisers to stick with it.