Who is Spiderman?
Who is Spiderman?Video Clip (2:58)
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The chemistry of Stan Lee's script and Steve Ditko's art made the tale of a high school outcast accidently bitten by a radioactive spider an instant success. An anonymous donor gave the first Spider-Man drawings to the Library in 2008.
Branch Rickey Scouting Reports
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Most famous for helping to break baseball's color barrier, Branch Rickey is also credited with developing the minor leagues. Take a look at Rickey's scouting report of Don Drysdale and a heartfelt correspondence with Jackie Robinson.
Lincoln's Life Masks
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Life masks of Abraham Lincoln taken in 1860 and 1865 reveal the physical changes that the president experienced during four years of war.
The Founding Fathers Unite
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Who wrote which parts of the anonymous Federalist Papers? Madison and Jefferson disagree.
The Book that Changed the World
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The Gutenberg Bible was the first book printed in Western Europe using movable metal type, introducing text reproduction to the masses.
Columbus' Book of Privileges
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Columbus compiled documents that were proof of assets bestowed upon him by the monarchs of Spain.
What was in Lincoln's Pockets?
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Ordinary items such as spectacles, a handkerchief and confederate cash were discovered inside the pockets of President Abraham Lincoln the night he was assassinated.
The Original Gettysburg Address
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Original or facsimile? The original Gettysburg Address bears creases in it it from when Abraham Lincoln placed it in his pocket.
A Key to Victory
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D-Day raised-relief map of Utah Beach prepared U.S. troops for the 1944 invasion of Normandy.
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The Wright Brothers made the world's first powered flights. Check out their photos and journals and get an inside look at the men behind the legend.
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