The Web magazine doubleX offers this interview with noted author Judy Blume.
Gale Cengage Learning, the Library of Congress Law Library, and the Census Bureau have all offered sites that provide information on Hispanic Heritage Month 2009, which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 each year.
The Law Library of Congress offers this page on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, which includes links to articles she has written, a foreward she wrote for a book, to the texts of her two previous confirmation hearings, to her judicial opinions, and to websites that have information about her.
The Washington Post has unveiled a new database to provide profiles of elected and appointed officials. It is in the early stages, so I am sure there will be much more to come. Currently, it covers administration officials, presidential advisors, congressional members and military leaders.
Previously from the Washington Post: Congress Votes Database
Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon, is the author of the extremely popular book, The Last Lecture. Diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, he has created this lecture to share with his children as they get older. On his website, the lecture is available in multiple formats (video, powerpoint slides, transcripts). You can also view other events, get updates on his health or find out more about cancer research.
Over 75 biographies of famous economists throughout history, from the The Library of Economics and Liberty, as well as links to their major writings and other areas of economics.
The exhibition “Let Your Motto Be Resistance” consists of 100 photographic portraits of prominent African Americans. The portraits were selected from the collections of the National Portrait Gallery as part of the inaugural exhibition of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. The show will begin a national tour in October 2008. The web site is designed for browsing in chronological order, beginning with Frederick Douglass and ending with Wynton Marsalis. Short biographies, caption information, and larger views are available with each picture.
From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2008. http://scout.wisc.edu
Three (one new) websites to check out:
The American Presidency Project
Site Description from LII: “This website contains a searchable database of tens of thousands of documents from U.S. presidents from 1789 to the present. Includes inaugural addresses, press briefings, signing statements, and debates. Also features data on topics such as popularity and number of public appearances, election results back to 1828, and an archive of audio and video clips.” From the University of California, Santa Barbara.
From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, this site “is a comprehensive collection of material about the U.S. Presidents and the history of the presidency. This web site features essays about each President and their lives before, during, and after their presidential terms. It additionally provides information about the First Lady and cabinet officials of each administration.” Often includes speeches and links to other papers and documents.
POTUS: Presidents of the United States
“In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.” From the Internet Public Library.