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The Newberry Library

The Newberry Library provides a home to a world-class collection of books, manuscripts, and maps, and also to a growing community of readers. The Newberry offers highly acclaimed programs for serious readers: fellowships for scholars, seminars for undergraduates, professional development activities for teachers, and a variety of seminars, lectures, and workshops.


National Endowment for the Humanities Picturing America Homepage

This Web site provides basic information about the NEH's Picturing America program, including all forty Picturing America images.



Edsitement is a Web site created by the National Endowment for the Humanities in order to help teachers integrate the humanities into their classrooms.


The Art Institute of Chicago

The AIC Web site provides information about the museum, online resources for teachers, and images and information for many items in their collection. To see the images used during the Picturing America Conference, click here.


The Library of Congress American Memory Homepage 

American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. During the Picturing America conference, Dr. Martha Sandweiss showed various images of "Migrant Mother" housed at the Library of Congress and available at the American Memory Web site. For specific information and images of "Migrant Mother", click here and watch the video of Dr. Sandweiss' lecture (coming soon).


Picturing U.S. History

Picturing United States History: An Interactive Resource for Teaching with Visual Evidence is a digital project based on the belief that visual materials are vital to understanding the American past. The Web site provides online "Lessons in Looking," a guide to Web resources, forums, essays, reviews, and classroom activities to help teachers incorporate visual evidence into their classrooms.


Terra Foundation for American Art

The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences.The Foundation's Web site provides information about its collection and programs. For a list of images from the Terra Foundation used during the Newberry's Picturing America Conference, click here.


Romare Bearden Foundation

The Romare Bearden Foundation website provides information about the artist's life and works, as well as lesson plans and other educational resources.


SFMOMA Interactive Feature: The Art of Romare Bearden

This Interactive feature produced by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art utilizes interviews with artists and scholars, music, concise histories, and beautiful digital art reproductions to engage the viewer with Bearden, his work, and the historical context surrounding his life.


George F. Will, "Small Is Beautiful: 'Picturing America' is a Modest Government Program With a Huge Impact"

In this December 2008 article, Will, a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, praises Picturing America for contributing to our nation's understanding of its past and its present.





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