Defining, Finding, Using
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and then "PRIMARY SOURCES"
Alphabetical List - all Sites
SITES WITH MULTI TOPICS
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
See also Gateway
Five main subject categories: Beauty and
Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II.
Links to over 400 Web sites detailing
Canada's history, geography, science, technology and culture.
Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum - Transcontinental Railroad
Online Museum commemorating the building
of the first Transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869.
"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.
- Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920
9,000 images relating to the early history
of advertising in the United States. Also, a timeline overview of the influential
developments in advertising, 1850 to 1920.
Early American Digital Library
Images including portraits, places, events,
early scenes, people, battles, military, maps, documents, ads.
Fahs Smith Collectionhttp://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/smith/
From the University of Pennsylvannia,
an archive of scientific instruments, biographies of scientists.
Extensive collection of a variety of materials
on a variety of topics: Civil War, Child Labor 1908-1912, Ansel Adams,
Dorothea Lange and Migrant Workers, Apollo 11, World War II and African
American soldiers, Vietnam War, Presidents, Irish Potato Famine, Genocide
(7 instances). Mixture of primary and secondary sources.
History Sourcebooks Project
"Internet History Sourcebooks are collections
of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly
(without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use." Excellent
for Ancient, Medieva, and Modern history research. Special sourcebooks
on topics: African, east Asian, Indian, Islamic, Jewish, Women, Global,
Digital library of primary sources in
American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction,
with particular strength in the areas of education, psychology, American
history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
Library of Medicine: Images from the History of Medicine
"The collection includes portraits, pictures
of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety
of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine."
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.
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.
the Occult and Religion
University of Pennsylvannia electronic
text & image collection. Offerings include Science and Religion;
Magic, Alchemy, and the Occult; Natural Philosophy; and Images and Instruments.
Organized and Maintainted by
Ann B. Perham Ann_Perham@needham.k12.ma.us
Needham High School,
Updated: January 2012