Letters, Oral History
See also Gateway
17th Century New England
Special emphasis on Essex County Witch-Hunts of 1692.
Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology
From 1936 to 1938, former slaves, most
born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, were
interviewed. Their first-hand accounts include experiences on plantations,
in cities, and on small farms.
"Interview program, broadcast nationally...Conceived in 1982 by Harvey Kreisler as a way to capture and preserve through conversation and technology the intellectual ferment of our times.." Includes over 500 interviews, 1982 to present.
Web: Primary sources
Primary sources on voyages of discovery
from all over the world, all time periods. There are texts that the travelers
wrote on their voyages.
the American South
Southern history, literature and culture
from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century.
Collections include First-Person Narratives of the American South, Southern
Literature, Slave Narratives, Southern Homefront, 1861-1865, Church in
the Southern Black Community.
- History through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It
Searchable collections include Ancient
World, Middle Ages, Renaissance, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th Centuries, Civil
War, Old West, Photo of the Week, SnapShots, voices, History in Motion.
State Museum Photograph Collection
Dating from mid 1800 to early 1900, this
digital collection of 1,500 photographs of Louisiana cities, culture, people,
landscape, and waterways preserves the past.
Deal Network: The Great Depression, the 1930s, and the Roosevelt Administration
Indepth resources about the 1930s and
the New Deal: documents, photos, interviews, essays and poetry, slave narratives,
TVA and much more.
Century Documents Project
From Furman Univeristy, includes primary
texts from nineteenth century American history, exploring the causes of
sectional conflict and the elements of regional identity. There is a particular
concentration on documents from South Carolina
Presidential Recordings Program
"Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties—Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Nixon—secretly recorded on tape just under 5,000 hours of their meetings and telephone conversations. The Miller Center’s Presidential Recordings Program is a unique effort aimed at making these remarkable historical sources accessible."
Regional Oral History Office
Oral History topics include:
Arts & Literature; Business; Community History; Food & Wine; Law and Jurisprudence; Natural Resources and the Environment; Politics & Government; Science, Medicine, Technology; Social Movements; Univ. of California History.
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture: Women's Liberation Movement, African American Women, Civil War Women
Diaries, letters, photographs and prints
relating to the lives of women.
Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image
"Over 12,000 images from various collections of rare books, manuscripts, papyri, photographs and sheet music are available for your viewing. Each collection has its own web site that is unrestricted in the interests of knowledge and learning."
Treasury of Primary Documents: Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History
Collection of historical works which contributed
to the formation of American politics, culture, and ideals. "...massive collection of the literature and documents which were most relevant to the colonists' lives in America. If it isn't here, it probably is not available online anywhere."
Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
Valley of the Shadow Project takes two
communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the American Civil
War. It is an archive of newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs, maps,
church records, population census, agricultural census, and military records.