Thursday, April 12, 2007

The New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project 1935-1939

Humanities: Theatre

The New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project 1935-1939 [] - This online presentation includes over 13,000 images of items selected from the Federal Theatre Project Collection at the Library of Congress. Featured here are stage and costume designs, still photographs, posters, and scripts for productions of Macbeth and The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus as staged by Orson Welles, and for Power, a topical drama of the period (over 3,000 images). Also included are 68 other playscripts (6,500 images) and 168 documents selected from the Federal Theatre Project Administrative Records (3,700 images). The Federal Theatre Project was one of five arts-related projects established during the first term of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt under the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Humanities: Language & Literature [] - English Club is a "web club" for anyone learning or teaching English as a second or foreign language. English Club is specially designed for the learning of English as a second language. Access to all parts of English Club is entirely free of charge.

English Club was founded and is owned by Josef Essberger, a British-born native-speaker who has taught English in Europe and Asia since 1990. He founded English Club for ESL learners and teachers in 1997, and the following year founded TEFL.NET, a site dedicated to English teachers. With a background in publishing and photography, Josef is the author of several articles, short stories and books, including a travel guide entitled Monopoly London.

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Humanities: Communication

Freepress [] - Free Press is a national nonpartisan organization working to increase informed public participation in crucial media policy debates, and to generate policies that will produce a more competitive and public interest-oriented media system with a strong nonprofit and noncommercial sector.

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International Dada Archive

Humanities: Art

International Dada Archive [] - Founded in 1979 as part of the Dada Archive and Research Center, the International Dada Archive is a scholarly resource for the study of the historic Dada movement. The Archive has compiled a comprehensive collection of textual documentation relating to Dada. Its partner institution, the Fine Arts Dada Archive, emphasizes the visual documentation of Dada.

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The Mongols in world history 1000-1500 CE

Reference: Social & Behavioral Sciences

The Mongols in world history 1000-1500 CE [] - Asian Topics in World History: The Mongols in World History was produced by the Asia for Educators Program at Columbia University, with consulting faculty member Professor Morris Rossabi. The unit was made possible by the generous support of The Freeman Foundation.

Mogols in history - Mongol conquests - Mongols in China - Key Figures - Chinggis Khan - Marco Polo - Pastoral Life - Bibliography - Online Readings - Related Topics - Class Materials

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CCBC: Cooperative Children's Book Center

Reference: Social & Behavioral Sciences

CCBC: Cooperative Children's Book Center [] - The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) is a unique examination, study and research library of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The CCBC’s noncirculating collections include current, retrospective and historical books published for children and young adults.

The CCBC supports teaching, learning and research related to children’s and young adult literature and provides informational and educational services based on its collections to students and faculty on the UW-Madison campus and librarians, teachers, child care providers, researchers and other adults through the state of Wisconsin.

A vital gathering place for books, ideas and expertise, the CCBC is committed to identifying excellent literature for children and adolescents and bringing this literature to the attention of those adults who have an academic, professional or career interest in connecting young readers with books.

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Frogs: a chorus of colors

Reference: Science & Technology

Frogs: a chorus of colors [] - A pioneer in modern frog research, the American Museum of Natural History has one of the largest frog collections in the world. AMNH expeditions to remote mountaintops, as well as surveys of local wetlands, continue to uncover new populations and species—but also reveal environmental changes that threaten frogs' existence. Many efforts are underway to reverse this downward trend globally and in our own backyards.


Internet Archive

Reference: General:

Internet Archive [] - The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections.