The Yellow Pages -- History
Guide to online world history resources, has links to academic programs.
- This site presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: radio, television, transportation, beauty and hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University.
The African-American Mosaic
- Library of Congress web site on history of African-Americans, including essays, images, news accounts, ex-slave narratives.
American Historical Review
- The American Historical Review appears in February, April, June, October, and December of each year. It is the official publication of the American Historical Association.
- Funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, the American Journeys digital collection offers access to 18,000 pages of primary sources on early American exploration for teachers and students. It gives free Web access to eyewitness accounts from every well-known expedition, including the 1492 log of Columbus, the complete journals of Lewis and Clark, hundreds of maps and engravings, manuscripts by Thomas Jefferson and Daniel Boone, and much more. Each page image is backed by OCR'd text and was manually indexed by a librarian or historian. Background essays, reference maps, lesson plans, and advice about how to use the primary sources are also included. PDF versions of every document can be printed or downloaded. All for free.
American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940
- This Library of Congress collection includes life histories—2,900 documents representing the work of over 300 writers from 24 states during 1936-40. Typically 2,000-15,000 words in length, the documents consist of drafts and revisions, varying in form from narrative to dialogue to report to case history.
The American Local History Network
- The network provides links to independent historical sites, genealogical, and historical web sites organized by state or topic.
American Memory at The Library of Congress
- The American Memory Project is the primary online source for American cultural history, featuring over 90 collections, including silent film footage, manuscripts, photographs, and more. An invaluable resource.
American Museum of Natural History
- Online exhibits.
- Premier American culture/history/literature academic journal. J-STOR covers issues from 1949-1995; access to later issues is limited. Access to all issues may require accessing the page through a University that pays for the service. More information about this is provided on the web site.
American Women's History: A Research Guide
- A considerable amount of bibliographical information is organized in this online research guide.
Arctic Studies Center
- A variety of exhibits covering the culture and history of the Arctic region.
Art History Resources on the Web
- Links and information from ancient to modern art.
Association for History and Computing
- This international organization is devoted towards promoting
the use of computing technology in the teaching and research of
history. In addition to a quarterly electronic journal, the site provides teaching
material and links to listservs and academic resources.
The Avalon Project at Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy
Offers searchable database of documents from pre-18th century to teh present. Text comparisons of drafts versus final versions of major documents, such as Articles of Confederation, the Constitution of the Confederate States, etc.
Best of History Websites
- Primarily a great teacher's guide, but offers links to top historical sites, by topic within eras/regions.
Center for Liberal Arts
- Designed to be an aide to teachers, this site contains links to valuable history sites, as well as a wide range of liberal arts subjects.
- Offers CNN news accounts of recent historical events.
- The students at Patch High School have assembled an impressive array of information on the D-Day invasion. From this site you can access pertinent government and military documents, speeches, issues of Stars and Stripes, maps, images, and even newsreel clips.
This University of Houston-based site has online texts, timelines, an online encyclopedia, essays, a site focused on Reconstruction, historical newspaper articles, site on America in the age of Lincoln.
Documenting the American South
University of North Carolina web site is a collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Includes slave narratives, southern literature, first-person narratives, and the southern homefront during the Civil War, among other topics.
"The best of humanities on the web." Good resource for teachers; has lesson plans, hypertexts, ranks educational/academic web sites. Co-sponsored by the NEH. /dd>
eHistory consists of over 130,000 pages of historical content, 5,300 timeline events, 800 battle outline, 350 biographies, and thousands of images and maps.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
The ECCO database offers digital full-text access to all the works printed between 1701-1800 in any language in the British Isles and North America, and in the English language throughout the rest of the world. When completed in April 2004, the set will offer 156,000 titles in 33 million pages. It includes books on every subject, almanacs, broadsides, devotional works, magazines, pamphlets and advertisements, songs and verses, and sermons. Completed sections include: History and Geography, Social Science/Fine Arts, Medicine/Science and Technology, and Literature/Language. Coming soon are: Religion and Philosophy, Law, and Reference. The texts can be searched by keyword, author, title, or *full-text*. URLS for included works are persistent and can be bookmarked for future reference or copied onto a Web page, Toolkit, etc. U.VA. ACCESS ONLY.
- A peer-reviewed journal by the graduate students of the Corcoran Department of History, this University of Virginia journal is fully online, with full
texts available from all issues since 1991. Contributing writers
are range from undergraduate students to tenured professors. Essays are focused upon various areas of
An site that offers history based around a city, Washington, D.C. Profiles of presents, features on African-American heritage, first ladies, and local and federal history. Some links may be of use to researchers, but primarily geared toward teachers and K-12 grades.
From Revolution to Reconstruction
- From Revolution to Reconstruction is an evolving
hypertext. It features essays on subjects in American History from
the Colonies to Reconstruction, as well as links to related sites.
Gender History and Studies
Women's history sites, women's studies sites, gay and lesbian studies, gender history, women's history month links.
Great American Speeches
Part of PBS online, hypertext resource for speeches; many come with audio or video clips.
Available at 100 colleges/universities/libraries, this site offers full access to Harper's Weekly from 1857-1912. This site also features online exhibits culled from the collection and a cartoon of the day.
H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online
H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Their edited lists and web sites publish peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion for colleagues and the interested public.
News accounts of historical events.
The History of Jim Crow
Narratives from the Jim-Crow era, image gallery, geographic guide to Jim Crow laws. Guide to African-American museums and historical sites, literature guide.
Links and exhibits on history grouped by time period. Timelines, picture gallery, archives, links to historical magazines, historical accounts, book reviews.
The History Place
Online exhibits grouped by era, "this month in history," tourism guide.
An American Social History Project/Center of Media and Learning, City of University New York, and the Center for History and New Media, and George Mason University web site that serves as a resource for college and high school teachers. Has annotated guide to best history websites.
The History News Network
Operates out of George Mason University; presents historians' views on current events.
IATH History Resources on the Web
Exhaustive list of online history resources.
Internet Public Library (U-Mich)
Basically an online library with a wide range of collections, links, and more.
Full-text resource for key journals in history and other disciplines, from the first volume up to the late 1980s-early 1990s. Includes the American Historical Review, Journal of American History, Journal of Modern History, Renaissance Quarterly, Speculum, and William and Mary Quarterly.
Lewis and Clark: The Maps of Exploration 1507-1814
This University of Virginis site has early maps and details the story of Lewis and Clark.
Making of America
University of Michigan
digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
Archives and Records Administration
The NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL) is a search
engine for the National Archives, which includes over 124,000
images, 450 maps, and 22,000 text documents online. NARA also offers a digital classroom, exhibit hall, and presidential libraries information.
New Deal Network
New Deal document library, the Great Depression, Depression-era archives, photo gallery.
Online Data Archive
A collection of machine-readable data provided by the University of Wisconsin Data and Program Library Service. A number of the sets contain historical data, on topics such as the 18th- and 19th-century slave trade; French provincial intendants, 1661-1790; the Russian imperial bureaucracy, 1762-1881; and 15th century catasti for Florentine domains and Verona.
U.S. Supreme Court multimedia site run out of Northwestern University. Audio files, transcripts, opinions, oral arguments in some cases back to 1955 and all cases since 1995.
Web sites complement their history documentaries, offer additional information.
Repositories of Primary Sources
University of Idaho
listing of over 5300 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
Duke University site with plenty of resources and links to women's history sites. Has online collections of the women's movement, African-American Women and Civil War Women.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
This site includes a number of online galleries; HistoryWired offers a unique experimental program through which you can take a virtual tour of selected objects from the vast collections of the museum. Also has information on collections, scholarship and research.
U.Va. Library History Guide
Links to variety of history resources. Some links inactive.
Valley of the Shadow
This project is a highly ambitious and continually evolving study of the Civil War era as experienced by two communities on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line. Specific historical events are described, as well as the differing reactions from the two communities and their individual residents. This project features a wide array of primary materials including census records, newspapers, and personal letters.
Worldwide Virtual Library: History
- Search topics by era and epochs, regions, historical topics.
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