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ourpresidents:

“The independent girl is a person before whose wrath only the most rash dare stand, and, they, it must be confessed, with much fear and trembling.”

Does this line call out to your eternally 14-year old heart?  It’s from a handwritten essay by future-First Lady Lou Henry Hoover, written shortly before her 15th birthday.  “The Independent Girl,” penned on January 31, 1890, reveals Lou’s own vivacious and independent spirit. 

In the conclusion, Lou seems to channel the future that awaits her as the partner of 31st President Herbert Hoover.  She proclaims that the independent girl will sooner or later “meet a spirit equally as independent as her own…and with combined strength go forth to meet the world.”

Go forth, girls.

-More independent Lou

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todaysdocument:

Dated December 18, 1904, this cartoon by Clifford Berryman depicts Uncle Sam dressed as Santa Claus as he sits on a stool with his expense account books for the United States. Three supplicants are on their knees, all with the same request for additional appropriations for a new district building.

todaysdocument:

Dated December 18, 1904, this cartoon by Clifford Berryman depicts Uncle Sam dressed as Santa Claus as he sits on a stool with his expense account books for the United States. Three supplicants are on their knees, all with the same request for additional appropriations for a new district building.

todaysdocument:

Preliminary Treaty of Peace
Peace was desired by all parties as the Revolutionary War  waged on. However the decisive battle at Yorktown on October 19, 1781  was a turning point and peace negotiations became formalized. Once Great  Britain agreed to acknowledge the United States as free, sovereign, and  an independent state, sensitive issues on boundaries, fishing rights,  and compensation still needed resolution. Neither side got all that it  wanted, and the language was at times purposely vague. However, on  November 30, 1782, a preliminary treaty of peace was reached.

todaysdocument:

Preliminary Treaty of Peace

Peace was desired by all parties as the Revolutionary War waged on. However the decisive battle at Yorktown on October 19, 1781 was a turning point and peace negotiations became formalized. Once Great Britain agreed to acknowledge the United States as free, sovereign, and an independent state, sensitive issues on boundaries, fishing rights, and compensation still needed resolution. Neither side got all that it wanted, and the language was at times purposely vague. However, on November 30, 1782, a preliminary treaty of peace was reached.

usnatarchives:

Want to buy great gifts that support local artisans and the programs of the National Archives?
Come shop at our first-ever American Artisans Fair! The fair was inspired by the New Deal projects that put artists to work during the Great Depression.
The National Archives Shop will be featuring the work of local American artisans in a holiday fair December 2 to 6, offering original jewelry, apparel, and household items.

usnatarchives:

Want to buy great gifts that support local artisans and the programs of the National Archives?

Come shop at our first-ever American Artisans Fair! The fair was inspired by the New Deal projects that put artists to work during the Great Depression.

The National Archives Shop will be featuring the work of local American artisans in a holiday fair December 2 to 6, offering original jewelry, apparel, and household items.

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PAPERCUTS | Peter Callesen

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Maybe the most exciting post I’ll write all year!

yeahwriters:

Click here for accompanying videos.

What!? What is this beautiful image above, you ask (which gets bigger when I click on it)?! This wonderful thing that answers all I ever wanted to know about how my manuscript gets onto a Barnes & Noble shelf or onto Amazon or the iBook store?

WHY, IT’S THE LIFE CYCLE OF A BOOK!

But wait, it gets better. If you click the link, you’ll be taken to Publishing Trendsetter (the website with which I interned this past summer, which is all about helping young people in publishing, or hoping to go into publishing). There you will find videos to accompany each “step”, profiling a young person who works in that department of publishing. Cool, huh? For all of you who ask me questions about publishing, here is your answer!

I’m so excited to finally see it (more about my involvement in its creation under the cut), and hope that you guys find it helpful as you continue on your writing endeavors. I also hope everyone will reblog the shit out of this because I think it’s really cool and really useful and comes from a very reliable source!

Read More

ourpresidents:

“The independent girl is a person before whose wrath only the most rash dare stand, and, they, it must be confessed, with much fear and trembling.”

Does this line call out to your eternally 14-year old heart?  It’s from a handwritten essay by future-First Lady Lou Henry Hoover, written shortly before her 15th birthday.  “The Independent Girl,” penned on January 31, 1890, reveals Lou’s own vivacious and independent spirit. 

In the conclusion, Lou seems to channel the future that awaits her as the partner of 31st President Herbert Hoover.  She proclaims that the independent girl will sooner or later “meet a spirit equally as independent as her own…and with combined strength go forth to meet the world.”

Go forth, girls.

-More independent Lou

(via todaysdocument)

todaysdocument:

Dated December 18, 1904, this cartoon by Clifford Berryman depicts Uncle Sam dressed as Santa Claus as he sits on a stool with his expense account books for the United States. Three supplicants are on their knees, all with the same request for additional appropriations for a new district building.

todaysdocument:

Dated December 18, 1904, this cartoon by Clifford Berryman depicts Uncle Sam dressed as Santa Claus as he sits on a stool with his expense account books for the United States. Three supplicants are on their knees, all with the same request for additional appropriations for a new district building.

todaysdocument:

Preliminary Treaty of Peace
Peace was desired by all parties as the Revolutionary War  waged on. However the decisive battle at Yorktown on October 19, 1781  was a turning point and peace negotiations became formalized. Once Great  Britain agreed to acknowledge the United States as free, sovereign, and  an independent state, sensitive issues on boundaries, fishing rights,  and compensation still needed resolution. Neither side got all that it  wanted, and the language was at times purposely vague. However, on  November 30, 1782, a preliminary treaty of peace was reached.

todaysdocument:

Preliminary Treaty of Peace

Peace was desired by all parties as the Revolutionary War waged on. However the decisive battle at Yorktown on October 19, 1781 was a turning point and peace negotiations became formalized. Once Great Britain agreed to acknowledge the United States as free, sovereign, and an independent state, sensitive issues on boundaries, fishing rights, and compensation still needed resolution. Neither side got all that it wanted, and the language was at times purposely vague. However, on November 30, 1782, a preliminary treaty of peace was reached.

usnatarchives:

Want to buy great gifts that support local artisans and the programs of the National Archives?
Come shop at our first-ever American Artisans Fair! The fair was inspired by the New Deal projects that put artists to work during the Great Depression.
The National Archives Shop will be featuring the work of local American artisans in a holiday fair December 2 to 6, offering original jewelry, apparel, and household items.

usnatarchives:

Want to buy great gifts that support local artisans and the programs of the National Archives?

Come shop at our first-ever American Artisans Fair! The fair was inspired by the New Deal projects that put artists to work during the Great Depression.

The National Archives Shop will be featuring the work of local American artisans in a holiday fair December 2 to 6, offering original jewelry, apparel, and household items.

(via todaysdocument)

PAPERCUTS | Peter Callesen

(via hydrangea-)

Maybe the most exciting post I’ll write all year!

yeahwriters:

Click here for accompanying videos.

What!? What is this beautiful image above, you ask (which gets bigger when I click on it)?! This wonderful thing that answers all I ever wanted to know about how my manuscript gets onto a Barnes & Noble shelf or onto Amazon or the iBook store?

WHY, IT’S THE LIFE CYCLE OF A BOOK!

But wait, it gets better. If you click the link, you’ll be taken to Publishing Trendsetter (the website with which I interned this past summer, which is all about helping young people in publishing, or hoping to go into publishing). There you will find videos to accompany each “step”, profiling a young person who works in that department of publishing. Cool, huh? For all of you who ask me questions about publishing, here is your answer!

I’m so excited to finally see it (more about my involvement in its creation under the cut), and hope that you guys find it helpful as you continue on your writing endeavors. I also hope everyone will reblog the shit out of this because I think it’s really cool and really useful and comes from a very reliable source!

Read More

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Maybe the most exciting post I’ll write all year!

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