Exploring History and Culture Through the Library of Congress' Story Maps


The Library of Congress continues to innovate, making collections of historical and legal resources more accessible and engaging than ever before. One of their most exciting initiatives is the development of "Story Maps," a captivating way to explore and learn about history, culture, and more.

“The Law Library’s Story Map collection is an immersive introduction to our legal collections. These Story Maps are web applications that tell the many stories of our collections through narrative text, multimedia, and interactive maps." These features are used to weave together narratives about various topics, often related to American history, culture, and heritage.

Explore Story Maps such as:

Illustrating History: Art and Law in the Women's Suffrage Movement ”Follow the history of women's suffrage legislation through Law Library of Congress documents and artwork from the suffrage movement”

Documenting World War I“Explore the timeline of World War I through foreign declarations of war from the Law Library of Congress. An interactive map shows how widespread national involvement in World War I was. Each point on the map represents a country involved in WWI.”

Asian Americans in the US Military: Belonging On and Off the Battlefield: “This Story Map examines the legacy of Asians and Asian Americans in the U.S. military through the Civil War, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the "Secret War." Also detailed are the social and political struggles of Asian American veterans to gain recognition, benefits, and equal treatment.”

These Library of Congress' Story Maps are as captivating as they are informative. With their engaging multimedia elements and memorable narratives, Story Maps make discovering the past an immersive experience.

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