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.
Five main subject categories: Beauty and Hygiene (1911-1956), Radio (1922-195), Television (1939-1957), Transportation (1938-1957), and World War II (1942-1945). War II.
Centuries: A View From New England
Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield MA focusses
on three past "turns of the centuries", 1700, 1800 and 1900. In the exhibit,
five themes are explored across these time periods: Native Americans, African
Americans, Newcomers (settlers, and immigrants), the Land, and Family Life.
There are five areas of study: Children, Eating, Military, Rituals and
Family Immigration History Center: Ellis Island
Besides being able to trace individual
immigration records, visitors to this virtual Ellis Island can research
the immigrant experience. In the timeline of immigrant history, different
forces that brought about the immigration are discussed and demonstrated.
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.
Links to over 400 Web sites detailing
Canada's history, geography, science, technology and culture.
Statistics on People, Business, Geography,
as well as state and Country Quick Facts.
"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.
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.
Library - The New York Public Library
Special collections of photographs:
Performing Arts in America 1875-1923,
A Hudson River Portfolio, Surveyors of the American West, Images of African
Americans from the 19th Century, African American Women Writers of the
19th Century, Afro-Cuban Culture, Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives, Dance
Heritage Coalition, Humanities Berg Collection of English and American
EAA - Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920
9,000+ images showing the rise of consumerism in America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, along with the increasing power of the advertising profession. There are eleven collections, searchable.
The Early American Digital Library
Images including portraits, places, events, early scenes, people, battles, military, maps, documents, ads.
of Education Stats
Provides quick access to statistics and
projections from the Dept. of Education.
Researchers have online access to the "illustrations, cartoons, news, literature, editorials, and ads of Harper’s Weekly...the only consistent, comprehensive, week-to-week chronological record of what happened world-wide in the last half of the nineteenth century."
United States Census Data Browser
Census data, 1790-1960. Examine state and county copics for individual census years; examine state and county topics over time; generate maps of selected data.
Massive collection of documents, photographs,
articles and books on the topics of: Africa, African-American, Asia, Europe,
Family, Internet, Hungary, Korean War, Latin American, Colonial Latin American,
Mexico, Persian Gulf, Religion, Rock n Roll, USA, World War I, World War
II, Old West, Maps.
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.
Historical Society of Pennsylvannia: Online Exhibits
Exhibits include: Living through the Civil War; Preserving the Legacy of Richardson
Dilworth; Constitution: On Display; Building on History; Richard Allen, Apostle of Freedom; John Brown, 150 Years from the Raid; Latino Philadelphia; Strangers in the Land of Strangers; African Immigrant Experience in Philadelphia; Liberty on the Anvil; Preserving History's Light; Philadelphia, Convention City; Building Gold Mountain - Chinatown; Japanese American Internment Experience; Italian-American Traditions; Balch Institute exhibits.
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,
Consortium for Political and Social Research
Special topics archives include Demographic Data, Health
and Mental Health, Education, Aging, Criminal Justice, Substance Abuse &
Mental Health, International, Instructional Data, Race and Ethnicity, Terrorism.
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.
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.
Men and the Fur Trade
This digital library is "an on-line Research
Center devoted to the history, traditions, tools, and mode of living, of
the trappers, explorers, and traders known as the Mountain Men."
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."
National Social History
With a New York focus, this resource features
history from a social perspective. Be sure tocheck out "Who Built America"
and the "Digital Projects" - the primary sources are mingled with the secondary
"Resources for Indigenous Cultures around
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.
Variety of speeches, many unique, such
as graduation speeches, Bill Gates's speeches, and Mark Twain speeches.
Also, transcripts of many radio and television shows such as Washington
Week and All Things Considered.
Diverse collection ranging from history
to literature from UC Berkeley.
Politics: Images of American Political History
A collection of over 500 public domain images, originally developed to support teaching of American political thought.
Searchable Photo Essays from 1999 to present; Links to Europe and Asia photo essays.
California Museum of Photography
Special Collections include Andy Warhol,
Black Panthers, Ike Ude, Afghanistan 1933, Carawans Life of Music, Korea
1900-1905, California Agricultural Community.
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.
Western History Resource
Collections of primary and secondary sources
with links to additional sources. Vast information of the American West.
and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
Extensive collection, searchable.