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  • Governors Island National Monument

    Fort Jay Historic Structure Report

    Fort Jay Historic Structure Report

    This Historic Structure Report, prepared by Barbara Yocum for the National Park Service's Historic Architecture program, provides a comprehensive timeline of the structures of Fort Jay.

  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

    French and Indian War - Primary Documents and artifacts

    French and Indian War - Primary Documents and artifacts

    Learn about 14 primary documents or artifacts that are featured on the biography cards in the teacher's education kit "The French and Indian War 1754-1763." Each artifact or primary documents is pictured and has a brief history. Click on the link in the "view" section to open the pdf document.

  • Governors Island National Monument

    Governors Island NM Historic Resource Study

    Governors Island NM Historic Resource Study

    This study synthesizes many sources to provide a detailed account of the history of Governors Island, and includes many excellent images and illustrations.

  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    Historic Railroad Trail Video

    Historic Railroad Trail Video

    Hike through five abandoned tunnels, following the railroad bed where trains once hauled the materials for building Hoover Dam.

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

    Historic Resource Study

    Historic Resource Study

    This National Park Service report, titled "An Artists' Retreat: J. Alden Weir's Farm in Connecticut," chronicles Weir Farm's history from 1882 to 2003. It includes illustrative historic photographs and artwork. Report authored by Deborah S. Gardner and Christine G. McKay

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

    Julian Alden Weir - An Appreciation of His Life and Works

    Julian Alden Weir - An Appreciation of His Life and Works

    "Julian Alden Weir - An Appreciation of His Life and Works" includes essays, stories, and quotes by painters Childe Hassam, Emil Carlsen & Augustus Vincent Tack, art collectors Duncan Phillips & H. de Rassloff, art critic Royal Cortissoz, and writers C.E.S. Wood & J.B. Millet. Weir's art was held in high esteem, but more than that, Weir was well loved by his friends and fellow artists. Many of his friends would visit Weir at his Branchville farm.

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

    Julian Alden Weir, American Impressionism, and Japonisme

    Julian Alden Weir, American Impressionism, and Japonisme

    In "Early Collectors of Japanese Prints and the Metropolitan Museum of Art," Julia Meech-Pekarik describes the influence of Japanese prints on American artists in the 1800s. Starting on page 104, the author describes Weir's fascination with this newly discovered art form in-depth. In a time of relative nativism and cross-cultural ignorance, Weir and his fellow American Impressionists saw artistic beauty in cultural cooperation and diversity.

  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Libby life: experiences of a prisoner of war in Richmond, Va., 1863-64

    Libby life: experiences of a prisoner of war in Richmond, Va., 1863-64

    Cuban-born Federico Cavada moved to Philadelphia, the hometown of his American mother. A strong abolitionist, Cavada joined the army at the beginning of the war as an engineer and quickly moved up the ranks. As a lieutenant colonel of the 114th Pennsylvania volunteers, Cavada was captured at Gettysburg, July, 1863. His journal extends from that date to March, 1864. The appendix (p. 205-221) contains a list of Libby prisoners who requested its publication (Dec. 1863)

  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Life and Death in Rebel Prisons

    Life and Death in Rebel Prisons

    Published as the war ended, this prisoner memoir is important because it is among the very first books to tell the Andersonville experience to a national audience. The book also contains descriptive information on other Confederate military prisons, written by men held at each of the locations.

  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Narrative of privations and sufferings of United States officers and soldiers while prisoners of war in the hands of the Rebel authorities

    Narrative of privations and sufferings of United States officers and soldiers while prisoners of war in the hands of the Rebel authorities

    This report, published by the non-governmental United States Sanitary Commission provides multiple accounts of the treatment of Union prisoners of war in Confederate military prisons.