Cool site...American Memory

American Memory is a multimedia Web site of the Library of Congress (LOC) with over 10 million items -- historic maps, photos, documents, audio, video -- of American history and culture. Browse the collections by topic (American Expansion, Folklife, Literature, Native American History, etc.), by time period (1400-1699 to 1970-present), by content (maps, motion pictures, sheet music, sound recordings), or by place (regions of the U.S., All U.S., International).

Enter "Hawaii" in the search box and you'll find such gems as an 1877 book on the Big Island, Report of the Royal Commission on the Development of the Resources of the Kingdom. Island of Hawaii (14p.), (Nineteenth Century: Books); a 1912 photo of Kilauea Crater (Panoramic Photographs); this 1913 song, "Fair Hawaii" (Historic American Sheet Music); and more recently, a quilt, 1994 Hawaii State winner, Victorian Rose (Quilts in America).

Historic American Sheet Music, "Fair Hawaii," Music A-6264, Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library



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