Kate Galt Zaneis, the first woman in the United States to lead a state college or university, died on this day in 1973. She was the 9th president of Southeastern Oklahoma Teachers College, now Southeastern Oklahoma State University, in Durant.
Exactly 350 years ago today, New York City became New York City. The city itself already existed, of course: As the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. But on September 8th, 1664, the British gave it its permanent moniker, which makes today its name-day.
America's national educational facility with 18 museums, 9 research centers and 120 affiliates around the world. (Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth by introducing your students to the life and music Celia Cruz - the Queen of Salsa!
University of West Georgia professor Keith Bohannon discusses General William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1864 Atlanta campaign. In May 1864, General Sherman marched south from Chattanooga into Georgia with the goal of capturing Atlanta.
In her recently published book on 'The Great Gatsby,' Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s 'Fresh Air,' presents a new perspective on why F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel is a great work of literary achievement.
Our National Anthem is 200 years old and not showing a sign of age. Francis Scott Key’s poem set to music is a celebration of the American spirit of perseverance. (Our National Anthem is 200 years old & not showing a sign of age.
Use this site to answer questions such as: What caused the Great Awakening? Who was involved in the Great Awakening? What were the effects of the Great Awakening? The First Great Awakening, occurring around 1730 to 1760, had a profound impact on the course of the United States, especially during the latter half of the …
The following post contains several unpublished photos that I took of President Ford before, during, and after the pardon of Richard Nixon forty years ago today.Sunday, September 8, 1974 started off in a fairly routine fashion for President Gerald R.
Editor’s Note: Today’s post is written by the producer/director of the Smithsonian Channel’s documentary, 9/11: Stories in Fragments. The documentary is based on the museum’s September 11 collections and the stories they convey.
David Cowen, President of the Museum of American Finance, explores how Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin helped fight the War of 1812. June 12, 1812 was the first time the United States declared war as a nation.
Library of Congress aquires controversial Civil War image of master and slave headed off to war (Director Lonnie Bunch offers insight on iconic #CivilWar photo heading to @librarycongress: http://t.co/5gleikkcmu...
“America has a real capital at last,” wrote journalist Harrison Rhodes in March 1918, in the thick of World War I. Although the United States had only joined the war raging in Europe less than a year earlier, those 11 months were enough to transform American politics and its capital city. Gone was the sleepy crossroads capital with its...