Internet Archive servers.

Can the Internet be Archived?

The Web dwells in a never-ending present. The Wayback Machine aims to preserve its past.
Joshua Speed

Did Abraham Lincoln’s Bromance Alter the Course of American History?

Joshua Speed found his BFF in Abraham Lincoln.
A library card shows the names of contemporary scholar Cameron Strang and Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Atomic Bonds

What was J. Robert Oppenheimer doing with a book about science in early America?
A painting showing the sinking of the Lusitania by a German U-Boat in 1915.

Life Aboard the Lusitania

Reliving the Sinking of the Lusitania Through the Eyes of a Survivor-My Great-Grandmother
The 4th U.S. Colored Infantry at Fort Lincoln, District of Columbia.

African American Civil War Soldiers

Historian John Clegg on why he's compiling a digital database of the military records of 200,000+ black Union soldiers.
The Declaration of Independence (1776).

Was John Hancock’s Signature Too Big? Or Was Everyone Else’s Too Small?

We hold this truth to be self-evident: John Hancock's signature on the Declaration of Independence was too big.
“Saving sinners, scene along the Mississippi River,” c. 1912.

The Power of Pictures: Viewing History Through America's Library

A conversation with the curator of a new exhibit featuring images from the Library of Congress’ photo archives.
Tulsa, Oklahoma's

Long-Lost Manuscript Has a Searing Eyewitness Account of Tulsa Race Massacre

A lawyer details the attack by hundreds of whites on the black neighborhood where hundreds died 95 years ago.
The contact sheet purchased by Dave Seabury in the late 1980s. Photographs Eric Weill, 1966. Copyright , 2017. Via Beatles Last Concert Photos.

A Garage Sale Find of Rare Beatles Photos Took a Collector on a Magical Mystery Tour

In search of the photographer who captured the Beatles' final concert on film.

Headbadge Hunter: Rescuing the Beautiful Branding of Long Lost Bicycles

Jeffrey Conner has collected over 1,000 headbadges from old bicycles.
Front page of the first issue of The New York Times as The New-York Daily Times, September 18, 1851.

1851 | Born Into a Racial Turmoil That Has Never Ended

In issue No. 1, The Times described the recent killing of a slaveholder in an attack some call the first battle of the Civil War.
Poster from the National Americanization Day Committee, ca. 1915.

World War I: Immigrants Make a Difference on the Front Lines and at Home

Immigrants eagerly joined the war cause both by joining the military and working in important industry at home.