For Teachers

Use collections of digital library resources, in conjunction with Marion’s scrapbook, to introduce primary source research and explore content related to the subject of each exhibit.

The 1925 Total Solar Eclipse

A pamphlet for the 1925 total eclipse

A total solar eclipse was visible in much of North America on January 24th, 1925. This exhibit points to photos and resources about this and other eclipses throughout American history. Aimed at students in grade school.

Censorship in the 1920s

Upton Sinclair protesting the censorship of his book

Censorship of “morally questionable” materials was a hot button issue in Boston in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This exhibit points to primary resources about these censorship efforts and places them in the cultural context of their time. Aimed at students in high school.