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Robert Burns's 1806 poem about a farmer's New Year greeting to his mare, and an address to haggis on New Year's Day.

Stunning and vividly-illustrated "Twelve Months by Toyokuni: First Dancing Practice of the New Year", from 1854.

Civil War Cartography, Then and Now: During the Civil War, cartographers invented new techniques to map the coun...

After-Christmas clearance in the Library Shop! Save up to 80% off through Jan. 11, no promo code needed.

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus: I remember the moment I found out that jolly old St. Nick was more an ide...

K-12 teachers, apply for our Summer Teacher Institutes for in depth PD on using primary sources: due Feb 4

A desk made from a ship, 111 books, the Statue of Liberty--all gifts to the US, all in our primary sources

The Sensei from Sioux City: Today marks 19 years since the passing of one of the world’s great management thinke...

Trending: The End of the World: (The Maya calendar has generated a lot of buzz about the impending end of the wo...

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