Library of Congress Story Maps Explore History



The October 24, 1942 issue of the Heart Mountain Sentinel is featured in the Library of Congress’s “Behind Barbed Wire” Story Map.

The Library of Congress has launched Story Maps, interactive and immersive web applications that tell the incredible stories of the Library’s collections.

Story Maps combine text, images, multimedia, and interactive maps to create engaging online narrative experiences. They’ve been featured on the School Library Journal blog as a resource for school librarians and others.

They’re a fun way to explore different aspects of history — including Wyoming’s. “Behind Barbed Wire” is a great pairing with the Wyoming State Library’s Heart Mountain exhibit and newspapers from the camp in Wyoming Newspapers.

Under a program spearheaded by the Geography and Map Division, collection specialists from across the Library have produced Story Maps with content from the hidden and not-so-hidden collections of the library. Learn more from the Library of Congress.

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