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The first multi-page newspaper published in the Americas. It debuted in 1690.

Federalist Papers, No. 10 & No. 51 (1787-1788) - The Federalist Papers were a series of essays published in newspapers in 1787 and 1788 by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay to promote the ratification of the Constitution.

Front page of "The Berkeley Barb," an underground newspaper, 1966.

On Oct. 24, 1781, the front page of Philadelphia’s Freeman’s Journal reported the news of British Gen. Charles Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown, Va., with unusual flash and vigor. Half of the front page is taken up by an announcement surrounded by a decorative border, and the news ends with the exclamation “Laus Deo!” (“Praise Be To God!”).

Boston Massacre trial notes [page 1] from the Boston Public Library

Letter written by a young Anne Boleyn to Henry VIII in archaic French, signed "Anna da Boullan".

Princess Elizabeth’s, later Queen Elizabeth I, letter to her sister Queen Mary I. Written just before she was taken to the Tower.

Wedding Contract of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

The original draft of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's surrender terms given to Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, 150 years old this week

Great list of multicultural books for kids.

OAK HORNBOOK ... Hornbooks were most often made of oak, the letters were covered w transparent horn & the whole fastened down w brass strips & tacks. Sometimes leather was used to cover the wood or hold down the letters. Wealthy children had hornbooks made of ivory or silver. Schools used hornbooks made of brass or lead. The text consisted of the alphabet or the alphabet & numbers, or all of the above with the Lord's Prayer. Battledores were made of cardboard & later replaced horn...

Gandhi's Letter To Adolf Hitler

1920: Congress ratifies the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Five years later, Wyoming inaugurates Nelli Tayloe Ross as the first female governor, quickly followed by Miriam Ferguson of Texas. #TurnofStyle

Original manuscript page from chapter 14 of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novel “The Hound of the Baskervilles," published in 1901.

The manuscript for Robert Louis Stevenson’s "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" at The British Library.

Shakespeare's handwriting

Walt Whitman’s handwritten poem “As of Forms." Never published in his lifetime, this manuscript was probably written between 1856 and 1860, when Whitman was working on the poems for the third edition of Leaves of Grass.

The post-Civil War era dealt with many of the same issues we grapple with today.

Susan B Anthony: Arrested for voting

This document, drafted by the Montgomery Improvement Association, advised victorious bus boycotters on best practices for riding the newly integrated city bus system. When the document was distributed on Dec. 19, 1956, the bus boycott had been going on for nearly 12 months. The MIA, headed by Martin Luther King, Jr., coordinated the boycott throughout. The MIA advocated quiet presence and “calm dignity” in victory:

"Beowulf" survives in a single medieval manuscript, housed at the British Library in London. The manuscript bears no date. Some scholars have suggested that the manuscript was made at the end of the 10th century, others in the early decades of the eleventh. The most likely time for "Beowulf" to have been copied is the early 11th century, which makes the manuscript approximately 1,000 years old.