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10 Historic Thanksgiving Celebrations
November 27, 2014

10 Historic Thanksgiving Celebrations

Happy Thanksgiving, DPLA friends! No matter how you choose to celebrate, we hope it’s a good one. In celebration, a selection of the best Thanksgiving day photos from the DPLA, showing how American families have celebrated for more than 100 years.

Order Up: 10 Thanksgiving Menu Inspirations
November 26, 2014

Order Up: 10 Thanksgiving Menu Inspirations

With Thanksgiving just a day away, the heat’s turned up for the perfect kitchen creation. Whether you’re the one cooking the turkey, or are just in charge of expertly arranging the table napkins, creating the perfect Thanksgiving meal is a big responsibility. Take some cues from these Thanksgiving dinner menus from hotels and restaurants across the country, from The New York Public Library.

10 Historic Mustache Must-haves
November 21, 2014

10 Historic Mustache Must-haves

In a continuation of our weekly facial hair inspiration (check out last week’s list of Civil War mustached men), we recognize that the “Movember” challenge isn’t easy. Growing an impressive beard or mustache, even for a good cause, can be a struggle. Let us help!

From the DPLA Collections: Top 10 Mustachioed Men of the Civil War
November 12, 2014

From the DPLA Collections: Top 10 Mustachioed Men of the Civil War

Happy Movember, DPLA friends! The month of November brings about a great many things—Thanksgiving, brisk breezes, falling leaves—including ditching the razor for a good cause. Movember encourages participants to grow out mustaches and beards to raise awareness for men’s health issues. In celebration, we’re providing some historic grooming inspiration. Check back once a week for a selection of some of the best beards and mustaches from the DPLA collection, and up your “Movember” game!

September 26, 2014

Remembering the Little Rock Nine

This week, 57 years ago, was a tumultuous one for nine African American students at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Now better known as the Little Rock Nine, these high school students were part of a several year battle to integrate Little Rock School District after the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling.

Introducing our new exhibition, “The Golden Age of Radio in the US”
June 4, 2014

Introducing our new exhibition, “The Golden Age of Radio in the US”

DPLA research assistant Hillary Brady describes her process for building DPLA’s new exhibition, “The Golden Age of Radio in the US.”

National Library Week: 10 fascinating historical images of libraries and their patrons
April 16, 2014

National Library Week: 10 fascinating historical images of libraries and their patrons

Happy National Library Week! Libraries have been cornerstones in communities for decades. Now, at the DPLA, content can go beyond neighborhood residents checking books and in and out of their local libraries. Those same valuable and historic resources, from institutions across the country, are now available to millions of users—for free. To celebrate, here is a list of 10 fascinating historical images of libraries and the publics they serve.

DPLA Accounts: Save and Share
April 2, 2014

DPLA Accounts: Save and Share

Learn how to use your DPLA account to create and share lists in this helpful how-to.

The DPLA has so many unique features that make searching its records easy, intuitive, and useful. Among them is a feature that lets you create your own DPLA account—here’s how you can and what you can do with it.

Meet The Portal to Texas History
December 18, 2013

Meet The Portal to Texas History

One key aspect that makes the DPLA model so unique is its aggregation of data—making a one-stop shop for users to access millions of items from our service partners, representing collections nationwide. That network of partners is continually growing. Just this past October, the DPLA was pleased to add The Portal to Texas History into that community, bringing in more than 300,000 new items.

DPLA Has Big Impact on Web Traffic for Mountain West Digital Library
December 16, 2013

DPLA Has Big Impact on Web Traffic for Mountain West Digital Library

Now, thanks in part to the DPLA, more visitors are accessing the MWDL’s collections than ever before. From the April 18, 2013 launch of the DPLA through the middle of November, the number of visits to the MWDL website has increased by more than 105% in comparison to the previous seven months, from 41,500 to 85,000 visits.

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