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Vermont Green Mountain Digital Archive Joins DPLA

We are pleased to welcome Vermont’s Green Mountain Digital Archive as the newest DPLA Service Hub. Green Mountain Digital Archive’s 57,000 items include local and regional history alongside materials that are national and global in scope.

June 6, 2019

DPLA Welcomes Connecticut Digital Archive

We are excited to announce that over 75,000 new items from Connecticut Digital Archive are now discoverable in DPLA. Connecticut Digital Archive, a program of the University of Connecticut Library, includes a diverse array of materials from over forty cultural heritage institutions across the state.

March 6, 2019

Digital Virginias is now a DPLA Hub

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new service hub, Digital Virginias, with over 58,000 items now discoverable in DPLA.

January 8, 2019

Let the Gifs Begin! GIF IT UP 2018 takes place October 1-31

International gif-making competition GIF IT UP returns for the month of October. Join the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and partners Europeana, Trove (Australia), and DigitalNZ (New Zealand) to create original gif artwork, be inspired by creative reuse of cultural heritage materials, and celebrate one of the internet’s most beloved art forms.

October 1, 2018

Plains to Peaks Collective Brings Colorado and Wyoming Collections to DPLA

We are pleased to announce that over 46,000 materials from the Plains to Peaks Collective, which represents Colorado and Wyoming, are now discoverable in DPLA. Check out highlighted collections, which include materials documenting the history of the American West and the region’s pioneering spirit; rich Native American history including artifacts from the Mesa Verde archaeological site; and the beauty of the region’s landscape—from the plains to Rocky Mountain peaks!Check out highlighted collections below, which include materials documenting the history of the American West and the region’s pioneering spirit; rich Native American history including artifacts from the Mesa Verde archaeological site; and the beauty of the region’s landscape—from the plains to Rocky Mountain peaks!

June 5, 2018

DPLA Welcomes New Partner District Digital, Representing Washington, D.C.

We are pleased to announce that the collections of our newest Service Hub, District Digital, are now discoverable in DPLA. Led by partners DC Public Library and Washington Research Library Consortium, District Digital brings over 50,000 new materials representing Washington, D.C.’s unique history as a center for education, social and political activism, and culture to DPLA.

May 15, 2018

Ohio Digital Network Brings the Buckeye State to DPLA

We are pleased to announce that over 90,000 new materials from Ohio Digital Network are now discoverable in DPLA. As a part of DPLA, students and teachers, researchers, and history buffs can now explore all of these rich collections from across the state in one place alongside millions of resources from our growing network of partners.

March 2, 2018

Announcing New Primary Source Sets for Education

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is excited to announce the publication of twenty-one new Primary Source Sets. These sets provide rich new primary sources from libraries, archives, and museums across the country that are classroom-ready for students and educators alike.

February 28, 2018

Color Our Collections 2018

We are once again pleased to team up with libraries, archives, and museums across the country and around the world for #ColorOurCollections week, a celebration of public domain reuse and proudly coloring in your free time, taking place February 5 through February 9, 2018.

February 5, 2018

Color Our Collections!

Join the adult coloring craze and put your colorful spin on these illustrations from our collection.

February 1, 2016

New Primary Source Sets for Education Published

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is very pleased to announce the release of its second group of Primary Source Sets about topics in US history, literature, and culture, along with new features for navigating our growing project.

January 20, 2016

New Primary Source Sets for Education

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is very pleased to announce the release of its first group of Primary Source Sets about topics in US history, literature, and culture. These sets were developed and reviewed by a new Education Advisory Committee for use by students and teachers in grades 6-12 and higher education. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to additional resources, and a teaching guide. This project was generously funded by the Whiting Foundation.

October 20, 2015

Unexpected: Getting Fit (the 19th Century Way)

This month will mark the 111th annual World Series of Baseball. As the final teams of the National and American Leagues battle it out in their divisional series, DPLA takes a look back at a type of publication that arose during baseball’s formative years: 19th century sports or fitness manuals.

October 15, 2015

We, Robots: Robots from the 1920s to the 1990s

This is the third post in our Unexpected series which covers thematic discoveries in our collection. In case you missed it, the first post covered unusual snow removal machines, while the second covered football.

June 16, 2015

Girl Scout super stars

Unless you haven’t been out of your house for the past month, you know that it’s Girl Scout cookie season. The girls out tugging boxes of cookies around the neighborhood are learning all sorts of skills they’ll use later in life as political leaders, entertainers, astronauts, and athletes. Literally. For proof, check out this list of 25 of the most famous Girl Scouts while enjoying the last of your Thin Mints and Caramel Delights…until next year.

March 26, 2015

Family Bible records as genealogical resources

Interested in using DPLA to do family research, but aren’t sure where to start? Consider the family Bible. There are two large family Bible collections in DPLA—over 2,100 (transcribed) from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, and another 90 from the South Carolina Digital Library. They’re filled with rich information about family connections and provide insight into how people of the American South lived and died during the—mainly—18th and 19th centuries.

February 19, 2015

Unexpected: Balletic or Brutish? Picturing Football

This is the second post in our new series, Unexpected, which covers thematic discoveries in our collection. Bringing together over 15,000 photographs of football, from its origins after the Civil War to Super Bowl era, and from over a thousand collections around the United States, presents an opportunity to see in one place how this uniquely American sport has been played—and imagined. Photography itself evolved in concert with the sport, from lantern slides of players to aerial shots of stadiums.

February 1, 2015

Unexpected: Snow Removal

Today we’re starting a new series on our blog, called Unexpected. With over eight million items in our collection (and growing!), there are countless unusual artifacts, and since we now bring together 1,400 different libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage sites in one place, we can begin to associate these surprising sources into rich categories and themes. Unexpected will showcase some of the most, well, unexpected, items and topics—just the tip of the DPLA iceberg. We hope the series inspires you to explore our collection further, to tell others about DPLA, and to use our materials for education, research, and just plain fun.

January 27, 2015
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