Archive | November 2010

Welcome To The Civil Rights Digital Library

“The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale.”–From the web site.

White House Tapes. Presidential Recordings Program

“Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties–FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, and Nixon–secretly recorded on tape just under 5,000 hours of their meetings and telephone conversations. The Miller Center’s Presidential Recordings Program is a unique effort aimed at making these remarkable historical sources accessible.”–From the Website.

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month and there are many helpful statistics, facts, and links here related to American Indians and Alaska natives.  From the U. S. Census Facts For Features.

Unmarried and Single Americans — Statisitics

The U. S. Census Bureau Facts For Features offers some helpful statistics and links on single and unmarried Americans.

Statistics — United States

The United Nations Declared October 20 as World Statistics Day and this U. S. Census Bureau Facts For Features sites has some very good statistics, such as the facts that the U. S. population reached 300 million in 2006, 200 million in 1967, and 100 million in 1917.  In addition, there are some very helpful statistical links included.

The 2010 Holiday Season

The U. S. Census Bureau offers many holiday-related facts and figures from its data collection.

JFK : Unpublished, Never-Seen Photos From Life Maga

Life Magazine offers these unpublished, never-seen before photos of President Kennedy.

What’s Out There Database

“The goal of this searchable, easy-to-navigate database is to raise public awareness of the rich diversity and interconnectedness of our shared designed landscape heritage. Spanning over two centuries of American landscape design, the What’s Out There database is searchable by landscape name, locale, designer, type, and style.”–From the Website.

The Chile Pepper Institute

The Chile Pepper Institute is a non-profit research-based international organization devoted to education, research, and archiving of information related to Capsicum.

Five Museums and Five Libraries To Receive Nation’s Highest Honor

The Institute of Museum and Library Service has selected the 10 institutions selected to receive the 2010 National Medal For Museum and Library Service.  The Nashville Public Library is one of the recipients.

The Beatles, Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964

The Beatles Catalog is now available through iTunes and Apple offers free access to the video of the Beatle’s first concert in America.

MDG 5b+ Info Database

The United Nations Population Fund offers this database that contains data on sexual and reproductive indicators from national demographic and health surveys for many countries.  Not easy to use, but important data available here, including data on female circumcision.

New Members Guide 2010

The Hill Newspaper offers a guide to the newly elected members of Congress.  The guide offers some biographical information on each newly elected member.