AFRICAN-AMERICAN MOSAIC - Library of Congress Resource
Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture that includes letters,
newspaper accounts, documents, photographs and slave narratives.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY SOURCES IN NORTH CAROLINA
- Union catalog (full-text or images) for 50 institutions in North
Carolina. (Material may be obtained through ILL, ask a YVCC Reference
African-American Religion in the Nineteenth
- National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
African-American Religion to the civil war -
National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Americans in the Visual Arts: a Historical Perspective
- Professor Melvin Sylvester, Head of Periodicals, Long Island
University (C. W. Post Campus)
A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and
SOURCES IN VIRGINIA - Union catalog (no full-text and
only a few images) for 25 institutions in Virginia. (Material may be
obtained through ILL, ask a YVCC Reference Librarian.)
AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY GROUP
- Press releases and newspaper articles on slavery in the world today.
American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology
- American Studies Hypertext at the University of Virginia, of primary
sources, including American slave narratives and Charles Dickens'
impressions of the new American nation.
Documenting the American South
: The Southern Experience in 19th Century America
- Full-text diaries and first person
narratives provided by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Academic Affairs Library. Full transcriptions as well as sample page
images. Good source of primary sources. related to slavery.
TEXT CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA - Primary
historical sources. Includes selections from "Documenting the African
American Experience" available full-text, with facsimile images for a
few of the sources.
EXCERPTS FROM SLAVE NARRATIVES
- First person accounts by slaves and slave traders dating from 1682 to
the late 1800's.
The Faces of Science: African Americans in the
Sciences – Mitchell C.
Brown, Mathematics and Physics Librarian, Princeton University.
FREEDOM AND SOUTHERN SOCIETY PROJECT
- Transcribed and original letters and documents written by slaves and
freedmen/women about slavery and emancipation.
- Teaching the African-American literature and history.
GETTING WORD ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
- Project by The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation at Monticello to
follow the fate of Thomas Jefferson's slaves and their descendants.
HUMAN RIGHTS LIBRARY
- Full text of the 1896 and 1956
International Conventions on Slavery. Other important international
documents on human rights. (maintained by the University of Minnesota
Human Rights Library).
Minority Links: Facts on the Black or African American Population
- U.S. Census Bureau.
19th CENTURY DOCUMENTS PROJECT
- Searchable speeches and newspaper accounts of the key talks given on
slavery in the period leading up to and through the Civil War.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR
- Kings Papers project at Stanford University has numerous resources
that are immensely useful for researchers and scholars.
Remembering Jim Crow
- Presented by American Radioworks, a documentary about the Jim Crow era
of the South (1890’s –1960’s), funded in part by the National Endowment
for the Humanities.
SECRETS ROUTES TO FREEDOM -
The underground railroad experience -
Developed by the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the
Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC). Primary sources, stories and
TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE DATABASE -
Information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over
10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth
and nineteenth centuries. It offers researchers, students, and the
general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest
forced movements of peoples in world history.
VALLEY OF THE SHADOW - Transcripts of original slave narratives.
Links to other original documents gathered from Virginia counties, such
as registers of free blacks, letters, and newspaper accounts from the
period before the Civil War.
W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research
-"nation's oldest research
center dedicated to the study of the history, culture, and social
institutions of African Americans."
CIVIL RIGHTS IN MISSISSIPPI DIGITAL
ARCHIVES - Collection includes letters, diaries,
pamphlets, photographs, oral histories and audio transcripts that focus
on events that occurred in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement
and Freedom Summer. Includes interviews with Charles Evers, Fannie
Lou Hamer and Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett, local residents and
northern Freedom Riders.
CIVIL WAR CENTER
- "To promote the study of the Civil War from the perspectives of all
professions, occupations and academic disciplines; To locate, index, and
make available all appropriate private and public data on the Internet
regarding the Civil War."
Collection: Confederate Army Maps -
maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss (1828-1899), a topographic
engineer in the Confederate Army. Hotchkiss created detailed
battle maps of the Shenandoah Valley; some were used by Generals Lee and
Jackson. The collection includes maps from post-war years -- maps
with information about railroads, minerals and mining, geology and
history (mostly of Virginia and West Virginia).
REDISCOVERY - The Association for Preservation of
Virginia Antiquities has conducted archeological research in Jamestown
Island, Virginia, since 1994. This site is a source of information
about that project.
JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY
- official education curriculum website of "America's 400th Anniversary"
marking the founding of the first permanent English settlement in
America at Jamestown in Virginia in 1607.
FOUNDERS' CONSTITUTION -
Print edition of The Founders' Constitution has
proved since its publication in 1986 to be an invaluable aid to all
those seeking a deeper understanding of one of our nation's most
important legal documents.
JAMES MADISON CENTER
- James Madison Center was founded in 1999 to honor the legacy of
the nation's fourth President and Father of the United States
LANDMARK CASES SUPREME COURT -
Full range of
resources and activities to support the teaching of landmark Supreme
NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER -
Independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization
dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for,
the Constitution, its history, and its contemporary relevance.
UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION ONLINE -
Site includes the complete text and related information.
ANY DAY IN
- Who was born? Who died? What
happened on a certain date, and which holidays, religions observances
AMERICAN MEMORY PROJECT
- Library of Congress project which is making important American history
items available on the WEB.
STUDIES ELECTRONIC CROSSROADS -
Pedagogical, scholarly & institutional information.
Have fun with history while learning at the same
Site includes many primary sources, such as
letters; diaries; records and tapes; films; sheet music; maps; prints;
photographs; and digital materials that are in the collections of
the Library of Congress.
- Original newspapers, maps and writings from 18th
BENJAMIN MARSTON DIARIES PROJECT
Searchable and browseable diary of a Revolutionary War
loyalist who moved from the American Colonies to Canada to escape
persecution. Full text as well as the scanned page images.
BERKELEY DIGITAL LIBRARY SunSITE
- California Heritage Digital Image Access Project, includes
approximately 25,000 images relating to California history from Gold
Rush times to the Black Panther Party.
CENSUS DATA -
HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC
- Manipulate population census data for any census
year from 1790 to 1860.
- Extensive collection of information found on the web about voyages of
discovery and exploration.
HISTORY OF U.S. LIBRARIES
Research into the History of University Libraries
in the United States and the History of their Collections.
HISTORY OF MACKINTOSH COMPUTER
- Site relates the story of the Mac, including papers donated to
Stanford University by Apple's corporate Library.
IN THE FIRST
English language personal
narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and
oral histories. (Primary documents).
- California State University, San
Marcos maintained links to some of the best internet
portals and collections of primary documents. Note that a collection may
contain materials for more than one subject area and may offer secondary
material as well as primary.
ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION -
Information and displays of historical significance and interest.
NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVES
collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the
Freedom of Information Act. The Archive also serves as a repository of
government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national
security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United
States. It is an
Independent non-governmental research institute
and Library located at The George Washington University.
Resources for teaching American History
- Numerous primary documents and teaching suggestions.
ARCHIVE - Access to over 83,000 pages of primary documents
concerning the detention and interrogation of individuals by the U.S.
government. Maintained by George Washington University as part of
the National Security Archives.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - Search a specific date in
history. Database maintained by the History Channel.
DENSHO: THE JAPANESE AMERICAN LEGACY
PROJECT - "Densho" in Japanese means "to pass on to
the next generation." Site created by Seattle, Washington
community group to record the histories of Japanese American internees
and the events that surrounded their incarceration.
American Exhibit and Access Project -
University of Washington Libraries holdings on the incarceration of
Japanese Americans during World War II, including a virtual exhibit of
the Puyallup assembly center, Camp Harmony, and enhanced access to
archival guides and inventories of UW Libraries Special Collections.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF
HEALTH AND MEDICINE - Reflects the history of the
museum from the Civil War. Perhaps best known for having the
bullet that killed Abraham Lincoln. Other notable pieces include
preserved human specimens, microscopes, and surgical artifacts.
Includes links to comprehensive information about its research
collection (anatomical, neuroanatomical and historical).
CHARLES WEAVER CUSHMAN COLLECTION -
An amateur photographer and Indiana University alumnus, he
bequeathed approximately 14,500 Kodachrome color slides to his alma
mater. The photographs in this collection bridge a thirty-two year
span from 1938 to 1969, during which time he extensively documented
the United States as well as other countries.
Library of Congress - Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
- "Provides access through group or item records
to about 65% of the Division's holdings, as well as to some images
found in other units of the Library of Congress. Many of the catalog
records are accompanied by digital images--about one million digital
images in all."
"Not all images displayed
in this catalog are in the public domain.
The Library offers broad public access to these materials as a
contribution to education and scholarship. It is the
researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or
other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing
materials found in the Library's collections. In some
collections, only thumbnail images display to those searching
outside the Library of Congress because of potential rights
considerations. See the Library's
for more information."
New York Public Library Digital Gallery - includes Civil War
photos, New York City historical items, 16th-century maps of North
America, sheet music covers, floor plans of prewar apartments,
Yiddish theater, placards, Japanese prints, menus, Russian civil war
posters, theater photos, and more.
INAUGURAL ADDRESSES OF U.S. PRESIDENTS FROM 1789 +
- collection of approximately 400 items
or 2,000 digital files from each presidential inauguration.
From the collections at the Library of Congress.
PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES -
Biographical information on all Presidents of the United States.
It also includes election results, cabinet members, noble events,
inaugural addresses and points of interest on each of the
- from the book
The Presidents of the United States of America written by
Frank Freidel and Hugh S. Sidey.
Jefferson Papers - Available from the
Library of Congress, American Memory Website.
LINCOLN'S EARLY YEARS - Abraham Lincoln
Historical Digitization Project is a collaborative resource of
materials housed at Northern Illinois University. The
project takes Lincolns life as a starting point for a broader
discussion of the times in which he lived. In
includes digital facsimiles of meeting announcements, political
song books, texts of the Lincoln/Douglas debates, personal
letters, documents from his presidency, and photographs.
LINCOLNS VIRTUAL LIBRARY - highlights two
collections at the Library of Congress that illuminate the life
of Abraham Lincoln.
COMPLETE PAPERS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
Papers collection from the Manuscript Division at the Library of
Congress consists of approximately 65,000 documents. The largest
collection of original Washington documents in the world.
Document types in the collection as a whole include
correspondence, letter books, commonplace books, diaries,
journals, financial account books, military records, reports,
and notes accumulated by Washington from 1741 through 1799.
OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
- Sponsored by the University of Virginia and the Mount Vernon
Ladies' Association of the Union to create a complete edition of
Washington's correspondence. Small set of selected documents in
both transcribed and facsimile forms.
PRIMARY DOCUMENTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY - Links to
material digitized from the collections of the Library of Congress.
Eras of American history link to a list of the most important documents
of that era. Document coverage begins in 1763.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001:
SEPTEMBER 11 WEB
ARCHIVE - "Our aim in creating this
collection of Web materials is to preserve the Web expressions of
individual people, groups, the press and institutions from around the
world, in the aftermath of the attacks in the U.S. on September 11,
2001. We hope the archive provides resources for many kinds of
reflection on the meanings of these events." Site creation was
commissioned by the
Library of Congress
and contains more than 5 terabytes of content.
- Major League Baseball website that appears to be the
ultimate resource for baseball statistics with coverage back to 1871!
VIETNAM WAR PROJECT
- An educational organization dedicated to providing information and
documents about the various Indochina Wars and to the collection and
electronic publication on the web of oral histories and memoirs of both
those who served in and those who opposed those conflicts.
HISTORY ONLINE - access to digital collections of
primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the
history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from
Ancestral Pueblo pottery to Katrina Thomas's photographs of ethnic weddings from
the late 20th century.
WOMEN DATABASES - Portal to more
than 200 web resources for the study of women in early modern Europe and the
Americas. Focus on 14th to early 19th centuries. (Primary and
secondary sources). Maintained by University of Maryland.
WORLD WAR I:
POSTERS OF WORLD WAR
- Searchable digital images of two of the most significant collections
in the world of posters from World War I and World War II.
World War I:
Soldiers Remembered -
Browse through drawings, photographs and documents relating to World War
I. Read profiles of men from Washington State who fought as well as view
original services cards.
WORLD WAR II:
- Site is accurate, readable, and informative. One of the best and most
reliable Holocaust sources available on the Internet.
maps showing troop positions beginning on June 6,
1944, to July 26,
1945. Starting with the D-Day Invasion, the maps give daily details
on the military campaigns in Western Europe, showing the progress of the
Allied Forces as they push towards Germany. Some of these 416 maps and 115
reports were used by U.S. commanders.
POSTERS OF WORLD WAR
II - Searchable digital images of two of
the most significant collections in the world of posters from World War I and
World War II.
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