The Samuel F.B. Morse Papers, held at the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, consist of over 10,000 items documenting Morse’s life and career as a portrait painter, inventor, and promoter of those inventions. The collection contains correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, and many other items, including a tape of the world’s first telegraphic message: “What hath God wrought.” In this talk, Dr. Levy will highlight collection items that shed light on Samuel Morse and his code, and explain how researchers can use the recently digitized Morse Papers themselves, to explore the early origins of Morse code and to discover some of the many unexpected research and teaching possibilities the collection offers.
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