Digital Collections for the Classroom | Newberry

Digital Collections for the Classroom

Detail of the sheet music for “So Long Sammy,” by Benny Davis, Jack Yellen, and Albert Gumble

Newberry Digital Collections for the Classroom are thematic collections of primary source documents selected from the Newberry’s extensive holdings. They are designed for easy incorporation into classroom teaching and support many of the skills emphasized by the Common Core State Standards. Each collection contains high-resolution digital images of documents representing a variety of genres, from maps, photographs, broadsides, and cartoons to poems, speeches, and travel narratives. These images—unlike transcripts—convey a rich sense of the documents in their original forms, allowing teachers and students to do the work of historians.

The Newberry Digital Collections for the Classroom project is generously funded by the Grainger Foundation.

Publication date 

2012