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United States history

1893 Chicago World Columbia Exposition

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Illinois Harvest is a free public gateway combining search, aggregation, and discovery services. We provide organized and thematic access to digitized and born-digital resources about Illinois, ...


1906 Earthquake and Silicon Valley

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This is a collection of photographs, College records, newspaper clippings, and personal accounts that tell the story of how the Santa Clara College community fared through, and reacted to, the ...


1907 & 1920 Sanborn Maps of Charlottesville

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More than 40 detailed hand-drawn maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. Browsable via clickable map index or an index of 1920 street and building names. Maps for 1920 currently available online ...


The 19th-Century American Trade Card

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More than 1,000 images of 19th c. advertising trade cards selected from the Historical Collections at Baker Library, Harvard Business School. As one of the most popular forms of advertising in the ...


Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project

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Presents materials from Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861), supplemented by resources from Illinois' early years of statehood (1818-1829). Thus Lincoln/Net provides a record of Lincoln's career, but ...


Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

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The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 20,000 documents. The collection is organized into three "General Correspondence" series which include incoming ...


The Abraham Lincoln Quarterly

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Between 1940 and 1952, the Abraham Lincoln Association published fifty-two issues of The Abraham Lincoln Quarterly, a journal with original articles regarding all facets of Abraham Lincoln's life and ...


The Abraham Lincoln Songster

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Integrates digital facsimiles of Lincoln campaign song sheets together with full-text searchable lyrics of these songs and some RealAudio sound recordings. The Abraham Lincoln Songster is an ...


Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War

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Biographies of and writings by Abraham Lincoln and his contemporaries; works pertaining to slavery in the United States and to the American Civil War.


African American Cinema Collection, 1907-2001

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The African American Cinema Collection presents posters, lobby cards, and press books from the 1920s to the 1990s. This collection is unique in the Southeast and illustrates the often-delicate ...


The African American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920

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Digital collection of over 30,000 pages of manuscripts, printed text, and images from many separate Ohio collections presents the history of African Americans in Ohio from 1850 to 1920. Major topics ...


African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship

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The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship showcases the Library's incomparable African American collections. Displaying more than 240 items, including books, government documents, ...


African American Photographs Assembled for 1900 Paris Exhibition

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The Paris Exposition of 1900 included a display devoted to the history and "present conditions" of African Americans. W.E.B. Du Bois and special agent Thomas J. Calloway spearheaded the planning, ...


African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

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A digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. A part of the Digital Schomburg, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative ...


African-American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907

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351 pamphlets presenting a panoramic and eclectic review of African American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years. Works include sermons on racial pride and political activism; ...


ALA Archives Digital Collections

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Group pictures of librarians attending the ALA conferences in U.S. and Canada, covering the period of 1894-1932 and images library buildings in photographic papers and postcards.


Alaska, Western Canada and United States Collection

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The Alaska and Western Canada collection is a digital collection of historic photographs documenting the geographic area of Alaska and the Canadian provinces of Yukon Territory and British Columbia. ...


Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, University of Virginia Planimetric Data

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This collection provides access to comprehensive collections of historical aerial photographs of Albemarle County, Virginia and the City of Charlottesville. Over 900 photographs, originally produced ...


Albert “Dutch” Roth Photograph Collection

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The Albert “Dutch” Roth collection contains some of the finest images taken of the Great Smoky Mountains region in the early to mid-twentieth century. Mr. Roth is recognized as one of the most ...


The Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress, 1862-1939

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The online version of the Alexander Graham Bell family papers at the Library of Congress comprises a selection of 4,695 items (totaling about 51,500 images). This presentation contains correspondence ...


Allen Leigh Photograph Collection

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The Allen Leigh Photograph Collection contains images of scenery and life in Southern Utah. Ashdown Gorge, Brian Head, Cedar Breaks, and Navaho Lake are featured. His photographs also show the ...


Alvin H. Waite Photographs

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Alvin H. Waite was an outdoorsman and traveler, and, along with his friends and associates Albert Barnes and Henry M. Sarvant, became one of Tacoma's most important landscape photographers during the ...


Alvin W. Holmes Covered Bridge Photographs

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The Alvin W. Holmes Covered Bridge Photographs digital collection is a representative sampling of more than 300 photographs and slides documenting covered bridges in Indiana and other locations taken ...


Amelia Earhart at Purdue

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This collection documents Earhart's association with Purdue University. In 1935, Earhart joined the staff of Purdue University, serving as a counselor on careers for women. In 1936, the Purdue ...


America from the Great Depression to World War II: Color Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1939-1945

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The collection encompasses the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937), the Farm ...


America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets

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Collection of 4,291 song sheets for popular music from the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress. Consisting of lyrics produced between the turn of the nineteenth ...


America’s Story from America's Library

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A web site designed for children and families. The site combines kid-friendly graphics with the incomparable American historical collections of the Library in more than 1,000 stories about our nation’ ...


American Civil War Collections at the Electronic Text Center

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Eight collections of Civil War letters, two that are part of Ed Ayers' Valley of the Shadow Project for which we provide XML searching and display services (Electronic Text Center).


The American Context of China's Christian Colleges and Schools

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This project is investigating the interaction between various China Christian educational institutions and American liberal arts colleges between 1900 and 1950. It is funded by the Luce Foundation and ...


American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936: From the University of Chicago Library

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Approximately 4,500 photographs documenting natural environments, ecologies, and plant communities in the United States at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. ...


American History

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Early American history with a focus on the Midwestern states.


American Indians of the Pacific Northwest: From the University of Washington Libraries

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This digital collection integrates over 2,300 photographs and 7,700 pages of text relating to the American Indians in two cultural areas of the Pacific Northwest, the Northwest Coast and Plateau. ...


American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I and the 1920 Election

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The Nation's Forum Collection consists of fifty-nine sound recordings of speeches by American leaders from 1918-1920. The speeches focus on issues and events surrounding the First World War and the ...


American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

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These life histories were written by the staff of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940. Typically ...


American Memory from the Library of Congress

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American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American ...


American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920

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American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920 comprises 253 published narratives by Americans and foreign visitors recounting their travels in the colonies and the United States and their observations ...


American Originals

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"American Originals" is a changing exhibit that has presented the nation's greatest documentary treasures in the Rotunda of the National Archives Building since December 1995. Over the years, the ...


American Originals Part II

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American Originals presents a tiny sampling of records from the National Archives. It represents the larger historical record that documents our national life in all its complexity. While offering ...


American Social Hygiene Posters

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These 212 images produced primarily by the American Social Hygiene Association and the United States Government have received quite a bit of attention, including coverage on NPR and a spike of blog ...


The American Soldier Surveys

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During WWII, the Army conducted hundreds of surveys of American troops, covering topics relating to soldiers' attitudes toward the war, morale, and education. The collective survey results affected ...


American Studies Information Community

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The Census of American Studies Resources on the Web supports the creation, discovery, and delivery of an annotated directory of American Studies resources on the web. Entries in the directory are ...


American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

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The library of Peter Force, acquired by the Library of Congress in 1867, furnished the basis of the Printed Ephemera Collection. Force himself had secured many of the pieces assembled by an earlier ...


American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920

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A multimedia anthology illustrating the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Included are 334 English- and Yiddish-language ...


The American Verse Project

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An electronic archive of volumes of American poetry. Most of the archive is made up of 19th century poetry, although a few 18th century and early 20th century texts are included. The full text of each ...


Anarchism Pamphlets in the Labadie Collection

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The pamphlets digitized here comprise a very small part of a much larger collection of pamphlets owned by the Labadie Collection on the topic of anarchism. In order to maintain a simple way for the ...


Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar

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Adams's Manzanar work is a departure from his signature style of landscape photography. Although a majority of the photographs are portraits, the images also include views of daily life, agricultural ...


Anthropology Emeritus Lecture Series at the University of California, Berkeley

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Established in 1981, The Anthropology Emeritus Lecture Series honors a designated Emeritus faculty member from the UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology with a lecture by a distinguished ...


Archival Finding Aids

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Descriptions of many of the manuscript and university archives collections housed in the Special Collections Library are available online. These finding aids contain information on a collection's ...


Archives of Irish America

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The Archives of Irish America has been building upon a pilot project started in 1997 to survey and collect materials related to the New York Irish community. Under a multi-year grant from the Irish ...


"Arise and Build!": A Centennial Commemoration of the 1895 Rotunda Fire

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Brings some of the riches of the Special Collections Department of the University Library to the attention of the world and demonstrates the Library's expertise in making materials in diverse formats ...


Arizona Attorney General Opinions

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Attorney General Opinions (1892 to current, in process) are issued when requested by the legislature (or either house of the legislature), any public officer of the State, or a county attorney, on a ...


Arizona Aviation History - The Ruth Reinhold Collection

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Ruth Reinhold (1902-1985), an aviation pioneer, was one of the first woman pilots in Arizona. She marked many milestones, from barnstorming to teaching pilots to fly four-engine bombers during World ...


Arizona Territorial Post Offices

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This exhibit is small representative sample of items in the archives of the Postal History Foundation in Tucson. Each page contains, in philatelic terms, a “cover” - either an envelope or postcard ...


Arizona's Saints and Shady Ladies

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The many wonderful photographs in the Arizona Historical Foundation’s collections have inspired this exhibit of Arizona Women and their diverse contributions. Historians have often downplayed the role ...


Asahel Curtis Photo Company Photographs

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The Asahel Curtis Photo Company Photographs of 1,677 items provides one of the most valuable photographic records of Seattle, Washington State, Alaska and the Klondike covering a period from the 1850s ...


ASU Science Pioneers: 1955 - 1970

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Arizona State University’s early research scientists were scholarly pioneers of earth, ice, animal, mineral, and space. In Arizona State’s first days of transformation from a small college to a true ...


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company (A.T.&S.F.Ry.Co.) Collection Highlights

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Auto Club Digital Archive

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Provides documentation on the region's transportation history from the Auto Club's Corporate Archives. The Digital Archive includes: a selection of about 100 historic strip maps, illustrating the ...


The Avalon Project at Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

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The Avalon Project, a collaboration between the Yale Law School and Yale Law Library, makes historical and present day legal documents available online. This international collection focuses ...


Ball State University Campus Photographs

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The Ball State University Campus Photographs digital collection is a representative sampling of more than 40,000 photographs, negatives and other images from Ball State University's Photographic ...


Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance Costumes

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The Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance Costumes digital collection consists of selected images of theatre costumes created and maintained by the Ball State University Department of ...


Baseball Cards 1887-1914

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Presents 2,100 early baseball cards from the Benjamin K. Edwards Collection. Dating from 1887 to 1914 and issued as black-and-white photographs or color prints, these forerunners to sports trading ...


Beaver Murdock Academy Collection

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Originally the Beaver Branch of Brigham Young University, the school became independent in 1908 and was renamed Murdock Academy. Housed in the buildings of Fort Cameron, a former military base outside ...


Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897-1916

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Site offers a perspective on the effects the San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fires of 1906 had on the development of the city. Seventeen films shot before the devastating events and seven shot ...


Bentley Image Bank

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The Bentley Image Bank includes images from the holdings of the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan.


Berenice Abbott: Changing New York, 1935-1938

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Photographs taken by master American photographer Berenice Abbott as part of a Federal Artists Project documenting changes in New York, 1935-1938. The New York images are the products of one artist's ...


The Berlin Collection

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The broad pattern of the collection's content was reasonably presented in the early outlines. The manuscripts were relatively small in number but they were the foundation of the University's later ...


Best of the OSU Archives

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The "Best of the OSU Archives" is a digital collection consisting of frequently requested items as well as others that are not so well known. The collection is representative of the breadth and depth ...


The Biddle Edition Archive

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A searchable electronic collection of selected Lewis and Clark letters, images, and press coverage surrounding the publication of the Biddle edition of the Lewis and Clark Journals in 1814. The ...


Blake's Choice Selections from the Alexander Architecture Archive

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Selections from the Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas at Austin which includes papers, photographic material, models and ephemera, representing thousands of projects in Texas as ...


The Boston Transit Collection at the Fogg Art Museum

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Comprised of approximately 700 glass plate negatives and prints documenting the construction of the city's subway and elevated railway systems between 1895 and the beginning of World War II, the ...


Boyd and Braas Photographs

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The partnership of William F. Boyd and George H. Braas began in 1890 and ended when Boyd left the partnership to form his own business. This small collection shows the aftermath of the Seattle fire of ...


Brady-Handy Collection

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E. and H.T. Anthony acquired Brady's Civil War negatives as payment for his debt to that photographic supply company. These negatives, distinguished by the prefix LC-B8, were purchased by the Library ...


Branch Agricultural College

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The name of Southern Utah University has changed several times. It began as the Southern Branch of the State Normal School of the University of Utah in 1897. Administrative oversight switched to the ...


Branch Normal School

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Southern Utah University was founded in 1897 as the Southern Branch of the State Normal School, but was called simply the Branch Normal School (BNS). The photographs in this collection represent the ...


Bridging the Bay: Bridging the Campus

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At a time when the Bay Area’s bridges are being analyzed and new structures are being planned, it is important to recognize the diversity and depth of the research collections that exist on the ...


Brigham Young University Campus Photographs

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This collection contains historical photographs that document campus life at Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University—Idaho, and Brigham Young University—Hawaii. Images include student life ...


Brigham Young University Digital War II Photograph Collections

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This is an aggregation of three of the Brigham Young University's digital photograph collections surround Americans in World War II. These collections are: the J Malan Heslop WWII Photograph ...


Broadway Park: Renewing Ann Arbor's Public Riverfront

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The goal of the Broadway Park Redesign Project is to encourage public discussion and proposals for improving Broadway Park and the nearby riverfront. The larger aim is to make the public riverfront ...


Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982.

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The Buckaroos in Paradise Collection presents documentation of a Nevada cattle-ranching community, with a focus on the family-run Ninety-Six Ranch. The documentation was largely the work of the ...


Button Pin and Ribbon Collection

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The button, pin and ribbon collection currently contains over 1,700 items and continues to expand. These items have been donated over many years to the Peace Collection (SCPC) by individual peace ...


By Popular Demand : Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies, 1789-Present

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Compilation of formal and informal portraits of United States presidents from the collection of the Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.


By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943

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The By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943 collection consists of 908 boldly colored and graphically diverse original posters produced from 1936 to 1943 as part of Franklin ...


The C.R. Savage Collection

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C.R. Savage, born 16 August 1832 in England , became one of the foremost 19 th century landscape photographers of the western United States , as well as a renowned studio portrait photographer, with ...


The Cabell Family Papers

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The history of Virginia and that of the Cabell family are inextricably linked; indeed, since about 1726, the Cabells have been one of the Commonwealth's most interesting and influential families. This ...


"California As I Saw It": First-person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900

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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900 consists of the full texts and illustrations of 190 works documenting the formative era of California's history ...


California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties

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The WPA California Folk Music Project is a multi-format ethnographic field collection that includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a variety of European ...


California Historical Society Digital Archive

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This collection contains over 15,600 photographs from the California Historical Society Collection of over 23,000 photographs. The full archive was placed on long-term deposit at USC in 1990 and ...


The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, ca. 1600-1925

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The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, ca. 1600-1925 comprises 139 books selected from the Library of Congress's General Collections and two books from its ...


Cartoon Prints, American

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The prints illustrate the rise and decline of allegorical expression and the evolution of important symbols such as Uncle Sam, Liberty, and Justice. Because of the testimony they provide to earlier ...


Catt Collection Suffrage Photographs

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Carrie Lane Chapman Catt (1859-1947) was an internationally recognized suffragist, feminist and political activist. The Catt photograph collection consists of over 800 photographs of suffrage leaders ...


Cavalier Daily Digital Archive

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Digital Library Production Services and Alderman Library Reference Services are collaborating on a project to digitize the entire run of the UVA student newspaper, The Cavalier Daily. The text is ...


Centralia Massacre Collection

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The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), sometimes known as the Wobblies, is a radical labor organization that was most active from 1900 to the 1930's. This collection of pamphlets, leaflets and ...


A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875

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Brings together online the records and acts of Congress from the Journals of the Continental Congress through The Congressional Globe, which ceased publication with the Forty-second Congress in 1873. ...


A Century of Progress: The 1933-34 World's Fair Collection

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On May 27, 1933 Postmaster General James A. Farley officially opened the gates to A Century of Progress. When the fair closed October 31, 1934, thirty-nine million visitors had paid to walk through ...


Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Digital Archive

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The Charlotta Bass/California Eagle Photograph Collection is comprised of almost 500 photographs that were among the personal papers and artifacts of Charlotta Bass, publisher of the California Eagle ...


The Charters of Freedom

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The Charters of Freedom web page on the National Archives & Records Administration website offers high resolution versions of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights ...


Chinese Historical Society Digital Archive

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Includes 1,040 color images of artifacts excavated from the site of the original Los Angeles Chinatown; an additional 150 images document artifacts from the site of a Chinese laundry in Santa Barbara ...


Civil War Diaries

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The WMU United States Civil War Collection image database and supporting web pages are being completed during early 2007. The current collection consists of 8 diaries from the mid 1860s by men with ...


The Civil War in America from the Illustrated London News

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The Illustrated London News (ILN) in ten bound volumes encompassed the Civil War years. Each volume covers six months: January - June and July - December. The newspaper was published every Saturday ...


Civil War Maps, 1861-1865

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The Civil War Map collection of the Geography and Map Division consists of reconnaissance, sketch, coastal, and theater-of-war maps which depict troop activities and fortifications during the Civil ...


Civil War Photographs

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Civil War Photographs provides online access to about 7,000 different images made during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and in its immediate aftermath. The images were scanned from the Prints and ...


ClaraVision

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ClaraVision is the University Archives digital collection of photographs, postcards, artifacts, textual documents, and other ephemera in the Archives holdings ...


Clark County Idaho Historical Photograph Collection

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The Clark County Idaho Historical Photograph Collection consists of 5,000 images that depict people, events and locations from the early history and subsequent development of Clark County, Idaho. The ...


Clark Kinsey Photographs Collection

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Clark Kinsey's work as a photographer documented a vital aspect of the Pacific Northwest's economic and industrial history. Raised near Snoqualmie, Washington, Clark first practiced photography in the ...


The Clay Herrick Slide Collection

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Clay Herrick (1911-1993) was an historian, a civic leader who worked to preserve Cleveland's historic buildings and an author whose book Cleveland Landmarks received the Western Reserve Architectural ...


Cleveland Along the Nickel Plate Road® During the 1920’s

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In 1922 the New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railway (Nickel Plate Railway or NKP) took a series of photographs along its right-of-way and adjacent neighborhoods from Euclid through the west side of ...


The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Collection

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The Cleveland Cultural Gardens, extending along East Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Cleveland's University Circle area, is a unique collection of landscaped, themed gardens each ...


Cleveland Heights & University Heights, Ohio: A Collection of Historic Images

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Cleveland Heights and University Heights are first ring suburbs located on the “heights” east of Cleveland, Ohio. While each is incorporated as a separate city, they share a school district and ...


Cleveland Memory Project

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Here serious researchers and casual browsers will find thousands of historical photographs, as well as a growing collection of ebooks documenting the history of greater Cleveland and the Western ...


The Cleveland Press Collection

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Comprised of hundreds of thousands of clippings and photographs, The Cleveland Press Collection is the former editorial library, or "morgue," of The Cleveland Press and is now part of Cleveland State ...


Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs

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The site includes approximately 400 images from publicity photographs featuring regional production companies --Cleveland's Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada ...


The Cleveland Union Terminal Collection

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The Cleveland Union Terminal Collection is the archives of the company that built the Terminal Tower, the union passenger station, the complex of office buildings, post office, department store and ...


Cochise College Libraries - Cochise County Historical & Archeological Collection

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The theme of this collection is the unique history and culture of Southeastern Arizona. The centerpiece of the collection is a video created by the Cochise College Library media department that ...


The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln

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In 1953, the Abraham Lincoln Association published The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, a multi-volume set of Lincoln's correspondence, speeches, and other writings. Roy P. Basler and his editorial ...


College of Southern Utah

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The name of Southern Utah University has changed several times to reflect administrative and mission changes. From 1953 to 1969, it was known as the College of Southern Utah, emphasizing its role as a ...


Colonial Revival in America: Annotated Bibliography

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Originating from the University of Virginia’s Architecture Department, this bibliography provides an annotated listing of scholarly and popular literature that addresses the Colonial Revival in ...


Colorado Plateau Digital Archives

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The Colorado Plateau Digital Archives from the Cline Library at Northern Arizona University (NAU) contains regional archival treasures held by the Cline Library. This includes thousands of vintage and ...


Columbia American History Online

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Each college-level course is being transformed into a series of 8 to 10 lively online lectures, called "e-seminars." New e-seminars are added each year to expand CAHO's offerings. Each e-seminar ...


Community Cookbooks

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Illinois Harvest is a free public gateway combining search, aggregation, and discovery services. We provide organized and thematic access to digitized and born-digital resources about Illinois, ...


Constituent Mail Analysis Project

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The Constituent Mail Analysis Project (CMAP) explores the possibilities for studying constituent mail using congressional correspondence management system files generated by the United States Senate ...


Cornell Death Penalty Project

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The Cornell Death Penalty Project takes no official position on the wisdom or desirability of the death penalty. In particular, the empirical arm of the Project is dedicated to neutral examination of ...


Cornell University Library Historical Monographs Collection

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Contains monographs that were originally scanned in the 1990s as part of a joint digital preservation research project with Cornell University Library and Xerox are now available for online viewing. ...


Crawford Family Zion National Park

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The Crawford Family Zion National Park Collection consists of diaries and photographs by William Louis Crawford, 1873-1935, and his son, J. L. (Jasper Louis) Crawford, 1914-. Living and farming in ...


Creative Americans: Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, 1932-1964

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The Carl Van Vechten photographs collection at the Library of Congress consists of 1,395 photographs taken by American photographer Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) between 1932 and 1964. The bulk of the ...


Cultural Readings: Colonization & Print in the Americas

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"Cultural Readings" attempts to use the internet to review this complex history. The web site originates from two exhibitions of rare printed and manuscript materials held in Philadelphia, ...


The Cuyahoga County Engineer's Photography Collection

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Over 1,200 images from the the Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office, documenting Engineer's Office projects to install and maintain the civil infrastructure ...


The Cuyahoga County Public Library Collection

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The images reproduced here currently are courtesy of the South Euclid Historical Society and represent Cuyahoga County Public Library's inaugural effort to digitally preserve and present images that ...


Daguerreotypes at Harvard

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Images of more than 3,500 daguerreotypes, the first publicly-announced photographic process, from photograph collections throughout the University used in research and instruction.


Daniel W. Hartwig Indiana Courthouse Photographs Collection

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The Daniel W. Hartwig Indiana Courthouse Photographs digital collection consists of over 500 digital photographs documenting county courthouses throughout Indiana. County courthouses form the symbolic ...


Days of Cal

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This Web site is a multimedia tour through the history of the University of California at Berkeley. The site was created by Steven Morgan Friedman, working with University Archivist Bill Roberts and ...


Digital Cultural Heritage Community

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Materials from East Central Illinois archives, museums, and libraries for third, fourth, and fifth grade social science curriculum.


The Digital Elvis Project

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A site that provides access to all material needed for variable format readings or stagings of the play Elvis People, written by Doug Grissom of the UVA Drama Department, which explores the impact of ...


Digital New York City

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Part of the E-Books collection at Columbia University Libraries.


Digital Past

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Digital Past, based at the North Suburban Library System in Illinois, offers a treasure trove of photographs, postcards, diaries, oral histories, documents, movies, interpretive exhibits, and other ...


Digital Treasures Repository

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The Digital Treasures Repository is a Central/Western Massachusetts Resource Sharing (C/WMARS) Project. It is a digital library collection of the agricultural and industrial cultural history of ...


The Dillingham Commission Reports

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The Reports of the Immigration Commission from Stanford University include statistical reviews, emigration and immigration conditions in Europe and other parts of the world, occupations of immigrants ...


Dixie National Forest Photograph Collection

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The Dixie National Forest Photograph Collection contains over 8,000 photographs taken during the 20th Century on and near the largest national forest in Utah.


Documenting the American South

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Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. ...


Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention 1774-1789

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Selections from the Continental Congress Broadside Collection (253 titles) and the Constitutional Convention Broadside Collection (21 titles) contain 274 documents relating to the work of Congress and ...


Drama Collection

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The Southern Utah University Drama Collection contains a sampling of photographs from theatre productions during the 70's, 80's, and 90's. SUU has over a hundred year tradition of fine music, ...


Dunbar Economic Development Digital Archive

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The Dunbar Economic Development Corporation (Dunbar EDC) collection contains photographs and artifacts which document the Vernon-Central neighborhood of Los Angeles which is the historic core of the ...


E. W. Scripps Papers

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E. W. Scripps Papers is a collection of letters and photos from the Scripps Manuscript Collection at Ohio University. Edward Willis Scripps (1854-1926) was a businessman and journalist associated with ...


Early American Fiction Collection (1789-1875)

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The Early American Fiction collection includes 886 volumes, totaling 230,016 pages. 136 authors are represented. In addition, 199 manuscript items (525 pages of drafts, letters, and miscellaneous ...


Early Detroit Images

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The Library of Michigan Digitization for Preservation and Access Grant was awarded to the Detroit Public Library in 2005. The grant allowed for the creation of a digital database of 19th century and ...


Early Virginia Religious Petitions

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Images of 423 petitions submitted to the Virginia legislature between 1774 and 1802 from more than eighty counties and cities. Drawn from the Library of Virginia's Legislative Petitions collection, ...


Edison Motion Pictures

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Edison's laboratory was responsible for the invention of the Kinetograph (a motion picture camera) and the Kinetoscope (a peep-hole motion picture viewer). Most of this work was performed by Edison's ...


Edith Irvine Collection

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The photographic collection, all of which has been digitized for this online collection, consists of 293 images as follows: 85 of Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras County, California; 81 of the Electra Power ...


Edward S. Curtis Collection

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The Edward S. Curtis Collection offers a unique glimpse into Curtis's work with indigenous cultures. The more than 2,400 silver-gelatin photographic prints were acquired by the Library of Congress ...


El Clamor Publico Digital Archive

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This archive is available through a partnership with The Huntington Library, who generously allowed USC to digitize their complete holdings of this newspaper. Billed as Los Angeles' "Periodica ...


Eleanor Roosevelt Speech Collection

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The Eleanor Roosevelt Speech Collections in cludes an audio recording and accompanying transcript document Eleanor Roosevelt's speech to a convocation in Assembly Hall at Ball State Teachers College ( ...


The Eleuterio Escobar Collection

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Exhibition based on the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin. The collection houses the papers of Eleuterio Escobar (b. 1894 - d. 1970), a prominent San Antonio ...


The Emancipator Newsletter

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The Emancipator Newsletter, published monthly in Jonesborough, Tennessee in 1820 by Elihu Embree, advocated the abolition of slavery. Embree, a Quaker, had established what is probably the country's ...


Emery County History

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The Emery County Archives Collection includes photos representing the history of Castle Valley: the towns, the people, coal mining, the uranium boom, ranching, rock art and other evidence of the ...


The Emma Goldman Papers

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Emma Goldman (1869-1940) stands as a major figure in the history of American radicalism and feminism. An influential and well-known anarchist of her day, Goldman was an early advocate of free speech, ...


Ethnic Wedding Photographs

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The Katrina Thomas Ethnic Wedding Photograph Collection consists of over 800 photographs of ethnic weddings in the United States. From 1965-2001, freelance photographer Katrina Thomas undertook the ...


Evans Early American Imprint Collection

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The University of Michigan, NewsBank/Readex Co., and the American Antiquarian Society are cooperating in a Text Creation Partnership to create 6,000 accurately keyed and fully searchable SGML/XML text ...


The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920

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Documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage, through books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, ...


Explorations in Black Leadership

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Digitization of text, video and audio documenting the personal and professional lives of prominent African-American leaders, supporting a program co-sponsored by the Virginia Institute for Public ...


Ezra Cornell Papers

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The Cornell University Library Ezra Cornell papers is a collection of selected letters, notebooks and other materials pertaining to Cornell University's founder, Ezra Cornell.


The Fantastic in Art and Fiction

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Graphic material from the Cornell witchcraft collections provides an unusual and rarely seen counterpoint to a comparative literature course analyzing German, Anglo-American, French, and Latin- ...


Federal Courts Finder

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An electronic full-text collection of decisions handed down by the eleven Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. This site serves as a full-text archive for decisions handed down in the Federal Circuit ...


Feeding Cleveland: Urban Agriculture

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A recurring theme in 20th century Cleveland that continues to the present day is that during difficult economic periods communities of people have come together to raise food crops on city land. The ...


Fenn College On-Line

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On September 1, 1965 Fenn College became Cleveland State University. This exhibit, our vision of what an early Fenn College Web site might have looked like had the Internet been around in the 1960's, ...


Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection

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A multi-format ethnographic field collection of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia. Recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour in 1966-67, when Reed was over eighty years ...


Finding Aid to the Collected Personal and Company Papers of Louis and Jacob Blaustein

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In 2004, the Sheridan Libraries received an extraordinary collection of papers related to the personal and professional life of Jacob Blaustein, who together with his father Louis, founded the ...


Finding Aids

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Descriptions of many of the manuscript and university archives collections housed in the Special Collections Library are available online. These finding aids contain information on a collection's ...


The First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820

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This was a joint project between the University of Chicago Library and the Filson Historical Society of Louisville, Kentucky, to digitize 745 rare books, pamphlets, newspapers, maps, prints, and ...


First-Person Narratives of the American South, 1860-1920

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This compilation of printed texts documents the culture of the nineteenth-century American South from the viewpoint of Southerners. It includes the diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, ...


Folkstreams

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Folkstreams: The Best of American Folklore Films is building a national preserve of documentary films about American folk or roots culture. Produced by independent filmmakers, these hard-to-find films ...


France in America

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Free Speech Movement Digital Archive

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Presents a collection of material relating to the student protests at Berkeley in 1964 and 1965. Site contains journals, newsletters, photographs, oral histories, books, pamphlets, reports, minutes of ...


Freedom House Project

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Freedom House was founded in 1949 by African American social workers Muriel S. and Otto P. Snowden to centralize community activism in the fight for neighborhood improvement, good schools, and harmony ...


From Pi Beta Phi to Arrowmont

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The digital collection features photographs of the Settlement School, early Arrowmont, and the surrounding community; an historical essay collection that relates the “Pi Beta Phi to Arrowmont” story; ...


From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1822-1909

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Presents 397 pamphlets published from 1824 through 1909, by African-American authors and others who wrote about slavery, African colonization, Emancipation, Reconstruction, and related topics. The ...


GATT Digital Library: 1947-1994

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"Provides access to documents and information of and about the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), an organization that promoted international commerce and the reduction of trade barriers ...


The Geography of Slavery in Virginia

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The Geography of Slavery in Virginia is a digital collection of advertisements for runaway and captured slaves and servants in 18th- and 19th-century Virginia newspapers. Building on the rich ...


George Beard Photograph Collection

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There are 1799 photographs in the George Beard Photograph Collection, primarily consisting of exquisite landscapes of Beard’s adopted mountain west. Usually these landscapes were not identified by ...


The George Edward Anderson Collection

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This collection includes 14,020 photographic images of people and places in Utah and elsewhere in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Anderson's collection of negatives contains something of ...


George Grantham Bain Collection

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Available online are 39,744 glass negatives and a selection of about 1,600 photographic prints for which copy negatives exist. This represents all of the glass plate negatives the Library holds and a ...


George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers

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The Amelia Earhart collection offers a rare glimpse into the life of America's premier woman aviator. In 1928 she was the first woman to across the Atlantic. As an inspiration for women to pursue non- ...


George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress: 1741-1799

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Correspondence, letterbooks, commonplace books, diaries, journals, financial account books, military records, reports, and notes from the approximately 65,000 items in the collection accumulated by ...


George Winter Collection of Writings and Paintings

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As one of Indiana’s best known artists, George Winter is credited with documenting the forced relocation of Native Americans from Indiana in his artwork. Purdue's Archives and Special Collections has ...


The Gerald R. Sherratt Library Historical Photograph Collection

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The Gerald R. Sherratt Library Historical Photograph Collection is a composite of photographs from many sources covering places and events in Iron County, Utah and the surrounding areas.


German Americans of Cleveland

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German Americans of Cleveland is third in a series of websites developed or planned by the Cleveland State University Library to explore the ethnic influence that helped shape the history and ...


The Greater Cleveland Ethnographic Museum Collection

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The Greater Cleveland Ethnographic Museum was established in 1975 to preserve the traditions and histories of Cleveland ethnic communities. Although the museum closed in 1981, it was able to capture ...


Greene & Greene Digital Archive

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The Greene & Greene Digital Archive contains images of drawings, architectural plans, rooms, furnishings, books, sketches, photographs, correspondence, and other historical documents related to the ...


A Guide to the "First Temple of the Atom" Documents

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A multimedia presentation and EAD-encoded finding aids with a virtual archive of nuclear engineering research at North Carolina State University. NC State's reactor was the first atomic installation ...


Gutenberg-e

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This innovative new project explores the impact of awarding a prize backed by the prestige of the American Historical Association for electronic publication of monographs in several areas of history ...


Harvard Map Collection Digital Maps

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Harvard/Radcliffe Online Historical Reference Shelf

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Electronic access to frequently consulted sources on the history of Harvard and Radcliffe including annual reports, narrative histories, writings, statistics, founding documents, Massachusetts ...


HELIOS

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Carnegie Mellon University Libraries provide electronic access to portions of the congressional papers from the late U.S. Senator John Heinz (R-PA). Named in the senator's memory, the Heinz Electronic ...


Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande: The Juan B. Rael Collection

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An online presentation of a multi-format ethnographic field collection documenting religious and secular music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. In 1940 ...


Historic Aerial Photo Imagebase

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Digital preservation of and access to aerial photography of Illinois was the focus of a joint pilot project of the University's Map and Geography Library, Digital Imaging and Media Technology ...


Historic American Sheet Music: 1850-1920

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3,042 pieces of sheet music drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University and presenting a significant perspective on American history and culture through a ...


Historic Downtown Glendale

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This collection represents South 1st Avenue, now 58th Drive and Glendale Avenue, from around 1910 to 1950. It depicts early development in downtown Glendale, Arizona. The collection also includes ...


Historical Archaeology in Loudoun Valley and Harpers Ferry

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Archaeological and historical research concerning 18th and 19th century sites in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and nearby Loudoun Valley, Virginia, as well as the broader region of the upper Potomac ...


Historical Maps Online

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Includes digital images of approximately 85 maps dating back over 350 years. The maps depict North America, the Northwest Territory, the state of Illinois, and counties and townships within the state ...


Historical New Haven Digital Collection

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The Historical New Haven Digital Collection, a teaching tool developed over the past two years, now contains over 1,500 images, 800 interactive maps and 90 statistical documents relating to the city ...


History of Haverford College

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Haverford College has been collecting materials relating to its history since 1831, two years before it formally opened. The College Archives includes records produced by offices, committees, and ...


History of the American West, 1860-1920: Photographs from the Collection of the Denver Public Library

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Over 30,000 photographs, drawn from the holdings of the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library, illuminate many aspects of the history of the American West. Most of the ...


Human Ecology Historical Photographs

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A database of selected images and information from the records of the College of Home Economics, Cornell University. The photographs are organized by general subjects: Resident Teaching; International ...


Humphrey Family Photographs of Euclid Beach Park

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A Cleveland icon for more than 70 years,Euclid Beach Park can trace its origins to the golden age of amusement parks. Multitudes of similar venues appeared near the nation’s cities and along rail ...


Hungarian Americans of Cleveland

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Hungarian Americans of Cleveland is one of a series of websites developed or planned by Cleveland State University Library to explore the ethnic influence that helped shape the history and development ...


Huntington Bagley Collection

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Elfie Huntington, the deaf photographer with a sense of humor, and Joseph Daniel Bagley, fellow photographer and business partner, bee-keeper and sometime town wit, received their photographic ...


Illinois Air Photo Imagebase

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The Illinois Air Photo Imagebase is a joint pilot project of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Map and Geography Library, the University Library's Digital Imaging and Media Technology ...


Images from the Fremont News Messenger

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The News-Messenger is the only daily newspaper headquartered in Sandusky County, Ohio. It serves its home city of Fremont, all of Sandusky County and portions of adjacent counties in Northwest Ohio. ...


Images of African Americans from the 19th Century

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of The New York Public Library is pleased to offer this selection of images of 19th-century African Americans. They are presented in the hope that ...


Immigration and Emmigration

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Handbooks and guides for emigrants primarily those coming to the American Midwest. History of emigrant communities, with emphasis on those who settled in Illinois.


Immigration to the United States (1789-1930)

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Concentrating heavily on the 19th century, Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930, includes approximately 1,800 books and pamphlets as well as 9,000 photographs, 200 maps, and 13,000 pages from ...


Indiana ArtsDesk Radio Archive

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The Indiana ArtsDesk Radio Archive digital collection includes broadcasts from Indiana ArtsDesk, a weekly program dedicated to fostering awareness, appreciation, and participation in the arts in East ...


Indiana Historical Society

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The Indiana Historical Society Digital Image Collections archive consists of images gathered by the Indiana Historical Society. The repository includes such collections as the Photography of O. James ...


Indiana Magazine of History

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The yearly indexes of the Indiana Magazine of History from 1980 to 2000 are currently available on the web. The 25-year index covering 1955-1979 has been marked up and will be available on the web in ...


Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904

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Site houses twenty-one early films held at the Library of Congress. Originally intended to showcase Westinghouse's operations, the films are today a testament to the conditions found at early American ...


Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

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Features motion pictures, sound recordings, photographs, and original magazine articles. Includes histories of Edison's invention and manufacture of motion pictures and sound recordings, and a special ...


Irish Americans of Cleveland

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Irish Americans of Cleveland is one of a series of websites developed or planned by Cleveland State University Library to explore the ethnic influence that helped shape the history and development of ...


Iron County Extension Office

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Iron Mining District Photograph Collection

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Iron Mining has been the principal industry in the Cedar City area for 150 years. The photographs in this collection document mining industry activities from the 1920s to the 1980s.


Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive

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This collection of 222 photographs from the Hearst Collection of the Los Angeles Examiner in the USC Regional History Collection, documents the relocation of Japanese Americans in California during ...


JARDA

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JARDA is a digital "thematic collection" within the CDL's OAC documenting the experience of Japanese Americans in World War II internment camps. Curators, archivists, and librarians from ten ...


The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia

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9,000 entries on Thomas Jefferson quotations, searchable and browseable by theme, date, topic, recipient, and place of publication, relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy ...


John C. H. Grabill Collection

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The collection includes a visual record of railroad development, coaches and wagons, mining, smeltering, and milling, freighting, emerging cities and towns, parades, cattle roundups and branding, ...


John H. White: Portrait of Black Chicago

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From June through October 1973 and briefly during the spring of 1974, John H. White, a 28-year-old photographer with the Chicago Daily News, worked for the federal government photographing Chicago, ...


Kautz Family YMCA Archives

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This collection includes selected historical images from the Kautz Family YMCA Archives. The majority of images come from the photo collection, but the database also includes some images from the ...


Kent State Shootings Oral Histories

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The Kent State Shootings Oral History Project collects, records, and provides access to oral history accounts pertaining to the May 4, 1970, shootings and their aftermath. Kent State University was ...


Key Workplace Documents

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An extensive collection of key workplace federal documents from the Commission on Family and Medical Leave, Congressional Budget Office, Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports and Issue Briefs, ...


King County Snapshots

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King County Snapshots presents King County, Washington, through 12,000 historical images carefully chosen from the twelve organizations' collections. These cataloged 19th and 20th century images ...


Korean American Digital Archive

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Funded through a California State Library LSTA grant, the archive includes over 13,000 document images, over 1,900 photographs, and about 180 sound files relating to the "first wave" Korean-American ...


LA as Subject

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Hosted by the USC Libraries, L.A. as Subject is an alliance of research archives, libraries, and collections dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Los Angeles region. L.A. as Subject is ...


LA Comprehensive Bibliographic Database

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The Los Angeles Comprehensive Bibliographic Database (LACBD) publishes in one comprehensive electronic edition two bibliographies: "Los Angeles and its Environs in the Twentieth Century: A ...


LA Examiner Digital Archive

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The Los Angeles Examiner Collection consists of approximately 1.4 million prints and negatives from the Los Angeles Examiner newspaper. Almost every event and individual receiving news coverage in Los ...


LA Star Digital Archive

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The Los Angeles Star (La Estrella de Los Angeles) is available through a partnership with The Huntington Library, who generously allowed USC to digitize their complete holdings of this newspaper. ...


Labor and Social Reform Movements

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Early 20th century history of labor and social reform movements, with emphasis on Illinois and Chicago. Trade unions, temperance, prostitution, suffrage, the settlement movement, etc.


Lake Erie's Yesterdays

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The late local historian Charles E. Frohman of Sandusky, Ohio, collected more than 14,000 historic photographs documenting Lake Erie’s Western Basin, its shoreline communities,and the Erie Islands. ...


The Last Days of a President: Films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901

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Presents twenty-eight films from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress. Produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company from March to November 1901, these actuality motion pictures ...


Lawrence & Houseworth Collection

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In 1867 the Library of Congress acquired a set of more than 900 albumen silver half stereographs published by Lawrence and Houseworth of San Francisco. The acquisition also included the third edition ...


The Learning Page...especially for teachers

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Designed for teachers, the Learning Page is a companion Web site to the American Memory collections. It provides search and curricular guidance to teachers and students who use American Memory primary ...


Lehman Special Correspondence Files

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The Special Correspondence Files of the Herbert Lehman Papers contain correspondence with nearly 1,000 individuals from 1864 through 1982. Beginning with letters from Lehman's family in the late ...


Letters of Delegates to Congress: 1774-1789

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A 25 volume searchable and browseable collection of letters from all the delegates to the first Congress of the United States.


Lewis Wickes Hine: The Construction of the Empire State Building, 1930-1931

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Lewis Wickes Hine (1874 -1940), photographer, sociologist and humanist, is best known for his insightful portraits of immigrants at Ellis Island and his unflinching views of housing and labor ...


The Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898-1906

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Site contains forty-five films from 1898 to 1906 highlighting the character of New York City around the turn of the century. A selected bibliography and information about early cameramen are also ...


Lomax Collection of Photographs Depicting Folk Musicians

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Roughly 400 snapshot photographs made in the course of sound recording expeditions carried out by John Avery Lomax, Alan Lomax, and Ruby Terrill Lomax, between 1934 and ca. 1950 for the Archive of ...


Making it in Los Angeles

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Angelenos have always been, literally, making it. From the early inhabitants of El Pueblo who made handcrafts to the contemporary resident who may make movies, clothing, or any one of thousands of ...


Making of America (MoA): Cornell University

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The MOA project is a multi-institutional initiative to create and make accessible over the Internet a distributed digital library of important materials on the history of the United States. The ...


Making of America (MoA): University of Michigan

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Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas ...


The Making of Ann Arbor

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Online pictorial history of Ann Arbor, Michigan resulting from a collaboration between the University of Michigan Library, the Ann Arbor District Library, and the University of Michigan Bentley ...


Man Haters Film Collection

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The Man Haters Film Collection includes a rare 35mm silent movie filmed in Muncie, Indiana in 1915. The film was produced by Basil McHenry, a traveling film producer from Akron, Ohio. He financed the ...


Map Collections, 1500-1999

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The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not ...


Mapping the National Parks

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Documents the history, cultural aspects and geological formations of areas that eventually became four US National Parks (Yellowstone, Acadia, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains). The collection ...


Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870

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The Geography and Maps Division of the U.S. Library of Congress presents online images of its collection of maps of Liberia, dating from 1830 to 1870, as part of its American Memory Web resource. The ...


Mark Twain in His Times

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This interpretive archive, drawn largely from the resources of the Barrett Collection, focuses on how "Mark Twain" and his works were created and defined, marketed and performed, reviewed and ...


The Martyred President: Sermons Given on the Occasion of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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A browseable and searchable database of 57 sermons published on the occasion of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. The sermons derive from various geographical regions and represent a variety of ...


Maryland ArtSource

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Based at the Sheridan Libraries, Maryland ArtSource is the collaborative effort of eight cultural and arts organizations in Baltimore dedicated to promoting art information resources that illuminate ...


Medical Historical Library Exhibits

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The Medical Historical Library has exhibits on the history of the medical school, hospital, and the schools of nursing and public health, and New Haven's Hospitals. In addition, 1600 prints and ...


Meeting of Frontiers

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70,000 images chronicling the parallel experiences of the United States and Russia in settling their frontiers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The bilingual Russian/English Meeting of Frontiers/ ...


Men, Mines and Money

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These photos represent a small portion of the collection from Herbert V. Young who was engaged as secretary to the general manager of the United Verde Copper Company mine from 1912-1955 ...


Menus Collection

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This collection represents menus, place mats, and other graphic materials from many of the Puget Sound area's most famous restaurants and dining facilities in the years between 1889 and 2003. ...


Michigan County Histories and Atlases

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The Michigan County Histories collection is a collaborative effort of Michigan's Council of Library Directors. Initial collection content comprises titles selected from Frances Loomis's Michigan ...


Middletown Digital Oral Histories

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The Middletown Digital Oral History Collection consists of audio and accompanying transcriptions for oral history interviews conducted with African American, Jewish and Catholic communities of Muncie ...


Military History

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Histories of Illinois regiments in the Civil War; war memorials; participation of Illinois soldiers during the first and second world wars.


Modern Photographers Collection

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A selection of images from the work of nationally and internationally renowned local photographers Art Hupy, Ernest Kassowitz, Kyo Koike, Frank Kunishige, Mary Randlett and others. These photographers ...


Mohave Museum - History of Transportation in Mohave County

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This collection of photographs, 1890’s through the 1940’s, provide a snapshot of the role transportation systems and vehicles played in the development of Mohave County. Subjects presented are: horses ...


Mormon Missionary Diaries

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons or the LDS) has from its founding in 1830, emphasized missionary work as a central obligation of its members. The LDS church as an ...


Mount St. Helens Post-Eruption Chemistry Database

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The collection provides a look at both the human and the scientific sides of studying the eruption of a volcano. The slides were taken by Professor William Zoller, Professor of Chemistry, University ...


Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library

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Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library highlights two collections at the Library of Congress that illuminate the life of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), the sixteenth president of the United States. The Abraham ...


Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1820-1860, 1870-1885

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Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music contains more than 62,500 pieces of historical sheet music registered for copyright: more than 15,000 registered during the years 1820-1860 and more than 47, ...


Musical Scores

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Illinois Harvest is a free public gateway combining search, aggregation, and discovery services. We provide organized and thematic access to digitized and born-digital resources about Illinois, ...


National Child Labor Committee Collection

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The collection consists of more than 5,100 photographic prints and 355 glass negatives, given to the Library of Congress, along with the NCLC records, in 1954 by Mrs. Gertrude Folks Zimand, acting for ...


A New Deal for the Arts

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During the depths of the Great Depression of the 1930s and into the early years of World War II, the Federal government supported the arts in unprecedented ways. For 11 years, between 1933 and 1943, ...


The New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939

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This online presentation includes over 13,000 images of items selected from the Federal Theatre Project Collection at the Library of Congress. Featured here are stage and costume designs, still ...


New York State Historical Literature Collection

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The Cornell University Library New York State Historical Literature is a collection of selected monographs, pamphlets and other materials with expired copyrights chosen from from the Cornell Library's ...


The Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920: Photographs from the Fred Hultstrand and F.A. Pazandak Photograph Collections

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Over nine hundred black and white and hand-colored photographs taken from the collections of Fred Hultstrand and F.A. Pazandak have been mounted on this site. Photos depict pioneer and town life from ...


Notable Blacks of Cleveland

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African Americans of Note in Cleveland contains approximately 2000 images of 500 individuals selected from the photographs in the Cleveland Press Collection. This collection was donated to the ...


"Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943

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Approximately one hundred sound recordings, primarily blues and gospel songs, and related documentation from the folk festival at Fort Valley State College (now Fort Valley State University), Fort ...


Oliver S. Van Olinda Photographs

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A collection of 420 photographs depicting life on Vashon Island, Whidbey Island, Seattle and other communities of Washington State's Puget Sound from the 1880s to the 1930s. This collection provides a ...


Omaha Indian Music

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Omaha Indian Music features traditional Omaha music from the 1890s and 1980s. The multiformat ethnographic field collection contains 44 wax cylinder recordings collected by Francis La Flesche and ...


Oral Histories of Gila County

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Oral Histories of Gila County is a compilation of interviews commemorating Arizona’s first 100 years of Statehood. It was made possible by partial funding by an Arizona State Library LSTA Grant. The ...


Oral Histories of the White Mountains

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This audio collection consists of snippets from interviews with residents who lived in and around the White Mountains area. The 1977 interviews were part of a Northland Pioneer College project to ...


Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, Local 160 Records, 1884-1927

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The Order was founded in 1868 in Amboy, Illinois as the Conductors Union. This collection contains records relating to the Wyoming Valley-Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Division 160. In addition to ...


Oregon Explorer

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Oregon Explorer is a comprehensive digital library of Oregon’s natural resources. This state-of-the-art, Web-based resource uses advanced information technology to access and integrate data from state ...


Oregon Multicultural Archives Digital Collection

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The Oregon Multicultural Archives Digital Collection consists of images that document the lives and activities of ethnic minorities in Oregon. The images are drawn from the archival collections that ...


Oregon State Baseball

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Photographs, video, ephemera, essays and statistics documenting more than 100 years of OSU baseball players, coaches, and teams.


Other Side of Middletown Photographs

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n the 1920s, Robert and Helen Lynd conducted a sociological study of Muncie that was published in 1929 as Middletown: A Study in American Culture. Unfortunately, the Lynds virtually overlooked the ...


Otto Sellers Phography

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Pacific Northwest Historical Documents Database

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A collection of writings, diaries, letters, and reminiscences drawn from various sources within the Manuscripts, Special Collections, University Archives collections that recount the early settlement ...


The Pacific Northwest Olympic Peninsula Community Museum

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Northwestern Olympic Peninsula communities and The University of Washington worked together to create this Web-based museum to showcase aspects of the rich history and culture of the region. This ...


Pacific Northwest Sheet Music Collection

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The Pacific Northwest Sheet Music Collection contains music from and about Washington State, the Pacific Northwest and the University. The user can listen to the recording while viewing the musical ...


Panoramic Maps, 1847-1929

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Contains about 1,700 idealized schematic views of towns and cities in the U.S. and Canada. Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of ...


Panoramic Photographs: Taking the Long View, 1851-1991

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The Panoramic Photograph Collection contains approximately four thousand images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits. These panoramas offer an overview of the nation, its ...


The Papers of John Jay

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The Papers of John Jay is an image database and indexing tool comprising some 13,000 documents (more than 30,000 page images) scanned chiefly from photocopies of original documents. Most of the source ...


Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier

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Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier is a bilingual, multi-format English-Spanish digital library site that explores the interactions between Spain and the United ...


Patients' Voices in Early 19th Century Virginia: Letters to Doct. James Carmichael & Son

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In 1998 the University of Virginia Libraries purchased a 700-piece collection of the correspondence and daybook of Dr. James Carmichael and his son, Dr. Edward Carmichael, of Fredericksburg, Virginia ...


PBS Frontline Video

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PBS Frontline Video contains records linking to Frontline programs, from "Country Boys" to "Is Wal-Mart Good for America?". Since 1983, Frontline has been an American public television's public ...


Peace Collection Ephemera

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This collection of material constitutes primarily oversize items too large to be stored with the manuscript collections from which they came. Included are documents, graphics, newspaper advertisements ...


Peace Collection Photographs

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Two of the oldest and most frequently used photograph collections at the SCPC come from the Jane Addams Collection (DG 001) and from the Universal Peace Union Records (DG 038). In the former, only ...


Penn State-University Park Campus History Digital Archives

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This collection of primary source materials has been gathered and placed on the web to enable students and others to learn about the history of the Penn State-University Park campus, including its ...


A People at War

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This exhibit highlights the contributions of the thousands of Americans, both military and civilian, who served their country during World War II. Themes include Prelude to War, New Roles, Women Who ...


Photochrom Prints

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Late 19th and early 20th century travel views primarily of Eastern and Central European destinations (including the former Austro-Hungarian Empire). Includes cities and towns in Austria, Belgium, ...


The Photograph Albums of Glenallen

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Like the other Severance estates that lined Taylor and Mayfield Roads in Cleveland Heights in the early 20th century, the life of Glenallen, the estate of Elisabeth Severance Allen Prentiss, was also ...


Photographs from the Berea Children's Home

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In 1864, the German Methodist Episcopal Church founded the German Methodist Orphan Asylum to shelter Civil War orphans. Known today as the Berea Children's Home, they serve children and youth needing ...


Photographs of the Cleveland Metroparks

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The Cleveland Metroparks is one of city’s highlights. Conceived by engineer William Stinchcomb back in 1917, this system of sixteen reservations encircles the city of Cleveland to create a 21,000 acre ...


Pictorial & Graphics Collections

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The moving image collection contains film and video of a wide variety of formats. The film collection contains films dating back to 1914 and includes 35mm, 16mm, 8mm and Super 8mm formats. The ...


Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910

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Portrays the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century through first-person accounts, biographies, promotional literature, local histories, ...


Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection

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The collection contains fragments of the poem "Song of Myself," trial lines of poetry and prose, Civil War hospital notes, and personal jottings on a wide range of subjects. The wide range of topics ...


Poetry Here and Then

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A sampling of the papers of Michigan poets from various collections housed at the Bentley Historical Library, featuring handwritten and typed manuscripts, letters and essays as well as photographs, ...


Polish Americans of Cleveland

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Polish Americans of Cleveland was developed by the Cleveland State University Library to explore the ethnic influence that helped shape the history and development of Cleveland.


Portraits Database

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An ongoing database of over 200 historical portraits of men and women well known in the Pacific Northwest region and also nationwide. These include, among others, architects, artists and writers, ...


Postcards of Cleveland

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Walter Leedy began his comprehensive collection of Cleveland postcards, now numbering nearly 8,000 in earnest in 1989. The earliest of Leedy's postcards date from 1898, before many people traveled ...


Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art from World War II

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Part 1 includes posters which motivate the viewer by instilling patriotism, confidence, and a positive outlook. Patriotic colors of red, white, and blue predominate. Pictures of fists, muscles, tools ...


Powwow Photographs by Ann Leonard

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The Powwow Photographs by Ann Leonard collection consists of 69 color digital photographs by Arizona State University’s Labriola National American Indian Data Center’s Library Aid, Ann Leonard. ...


Praying Grounds: African American Faith Communities

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An ongoing documentary and oral history project which will ultimately offer audio and video recordings of oral histories and musical performances, as well as photographs, newspaper articles, ...


Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

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Unique in their scope and richness, the prints and photographs collections today number more than 13.7 million images. These include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and ...


Proceedings of the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan (1837-present)

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Please note that as of May 2006, the Regents Proceedings Index has been updated only through June 2005, and the digitized version of the Regents Proceedings is only available through June 2005.


Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929

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Assembles a wide array of Library of Congress source materials from the 1920s that document the widespread prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition to a mass consumer economy, and the ...


Purdue Buildings and Campus Scenes

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This collection is a rich source of Purdue history, showing the campus grow from its earliest years to present. Currently there are more than 2,600 images in the collection.


Purdue History in Photographs

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Purdue Photo history some of the earliest images of Boilermaker Pete and the Boilermaker Special. Other images include the campus pump, Dr Elliott, scenes of the 1913 flood, an early football poster, ...


Purdue Oral History

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The program captures reminiscences by individuals who have been associated with the University and its growth, changes and history. These interviews will aid in enriching our understanding of the ...


Purdue Students

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Many photographs of Purdue students starting with early theatrical productions through current images of students on water slides. Many photographs are from the Purdue Playshop. Other images include ...


Purdue University Newsreels

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Archives and Special Collections in cooperation with the Purdue Alumni Association brings you 51 Purdue Newsreels spanning more than 70 years of Purdue History. The first newsreel produced in 1935 ...


Quakers and Slavery

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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) were the first corporate body in Britain and North America to fully condemn slavery as both ethically and religiously wrong in all circumstances. It is in ...


Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996

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Quilts and Quiltmaking in America showcases materials from two American Folklife Center collections, the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (1978) and the "All-American Quilt Contest" ...


Railroad History

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Books related to the history of railroading in the United States, with some international coverage as well. Numerous publications pertaining to the Illinois Central Railroad, its history and employees ...


Railroad Maps 1828-1900

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Represents an important historical record, illustrating the growth of travel and settlement as well as the development of industry and agriculture in the United States. They depict the development of ...


Relaciones Geográficas Collection

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An exhibition based on documents with dates ranging from 1578 to 1586 and comprising original responses to a questionnaire initiated by the Spanish Crown in 1577, requesting information about Spanish ...


The Rhone Family of Fayette Co., Texas

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Exhibition based on the Rhone Family Papers. The Papers document aspects of the lives of members of a central Texas black family from 1886 to 1971. Calvin Lindley Rhone (1867-1921) and his wife Lucia ...


Richard Thomas Walker Duke, Jr. and the Duke Family Papers at the University of Virginia

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Between 1899 and 1926, Richard Thomas Walker Duke, Jr., a prominent Albemarle County, Virginia, jurist and civic leader, recorded the most memorable events of his life in five, leather-bound volumes ...


Robert F. Kennedy Speech Collection

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The Robert F. Kennedy Speech Collection includes audio and video recordings, photographs, as well as a transcript of Robert F. Kennedy's speech delivered at Ball State University on April 4, 1968 ...


Rural Life and Agriculture

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Illinois Harvest is a free public gateway combining search, aggregation, and discovery services. We provide organized and thematic access to digitized and born-digital resources about Illinois, ...


Sahuaro Ranch History

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This collection has two components. It features images from the last private owner of Sahuaro Ranch, Richard S. Smith, as well as photographs from the early administration of this historic site by the ...


Salem Witch Trials: Documentary Archive and Transcription Project

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This faculty-led project consists of an electronic collection of primary source materials relating to the Salem witch trials of 1692 and a new transcription of the court records. Electronic texts, ...


Saline Area Historical Photos

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The Saline Area Historical Photos Collection is comprised of over 700 photographs of Saline, Michigan. This collection covers a time span of more than 100 years, from the 1860s to the late 1900s, and ...


Saline Valley Farms Photographs

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The Saline Valley Farms collection is comprised of photographs from the Saline Valley Farms, an economic experiment in cooperative living and farming that was developed by Harold Gray in 1932. ...


Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection

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The Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection gathers together over 8,500 of the important pamphlet and leaflets relating to the anti-slavery struggle at the local, regional, and national levels. Many ...


Scenic Collections Database

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The scenery renderings in the Performing Arts Archives of the University of Minnesota Libraries are a stunning graphic collection of over 1,600 color paintings and drawings of scenic backdrops. They ...


Scottsdale Remembers: Recollections of Our Past

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Many active community organizations worked to create the Scottsdale of today and some worked to preserve its past. This collection contains material from three Scottsdale repositories: the ...


Scottsdale's History in Images

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An essential portion of Scottsdale history is contained in a photograph collection located in the Scottsdale Room. This collection showcases the history and growth of what has changed from a small ...


Seattle Water and Power Supply Collection

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This collection showcases images of hydroelectric power and water supply facilities built in Washington State from the late 1890s to the 1950s. Many of these dams, power plants and reservoirs were ...


Selected Civil War Photographs

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Contains 1,118 black and white photographs of the Civil War selected from the collections of the Library of Congress. The three main areas of focus are: 1) the main eastern theater, 2) the Federal ...


Selections from the Brigham Young University Digital Collections

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This selection includes the collections: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Fruits of their Labor: Oral Histories, Frank Call Photograph Collection 1909-1911, Walter Mason Camp digital collection, Laie ...


The September 11 Digital Archive: Saving the Histories of September 11, 2001

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Permanent digital archive of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Contains first hand accounts, emails, weblogs, audio and moving images, documents, and interviews. Also ...


The Shaker Heights Collection

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Founded in 1912, Shaker Heights is situated on the eastern side of Cleveland, Ohio. Famous for its planned garden-city design, neo- traditional architecture,and green spaces, the city of Shaker ...


Sharlot Hall Museum American Indian Image Collection

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This collection of still images is related to the American Indians of Arizona and the Southwest (1865-1970). Tribes include Navajo, Apache, Yavapai, Hualapai, Papago, Hopi, Mohave, Paiute, Yaqui, ...


Silicon Genesis: An Oral History of Semiconductor Technology

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The Silicon Genesis project was the inspiration of Rob Walker, Silicon Valley native and engineer, who has been involved with semiconductors since the 1960s at Fairchild, Intel and as a founder of LSI ...


Silicon Valley History Online

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The goal of Silicon Valley History Online is to create a gateway to the major historical resources of California's Santa Clara Valley. You will find photographs, maps, letters, postcards, manuscripts ...


Small-Town America: Stereoscopic Views from the Robert Dennis Collection

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A few big cities -- and many more small towns -- long ago made the Mid-Atlantic states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut one of the most densely populated regions in North America. This website ...


South Asia at Chicago: Fifty Years of Scholarship

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Online exhibition based on materials drawn from the South Asia collections at the University of Chicago Library and including sections on the following themes: the institutional history of South Asian ...


The South Texas Border, 1900-1920: Photographs from the Robert Runyon Collection

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A collection of 8,241 items documenting the Lower Rio Grande valley during the early 1900s. It includes glass negatives, lantern slides, nitrate negatives, prints, and postcards, representing the life ...


Southern Changes Online: The Journal of the Southern Regional Council, 1978-2003

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Searchable database of Southern Changes, the quarterly journal of the Southern Regional Council. It is the major house organ of the SRC, a leading force in the Civil Rights Movement. Coverage begins ...


Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip

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The collection is part of the American Folklife Center of the U.S. Library of Congress. Beginning in Port Aransas, Texas on March 31, 1939, and ending at the Library of Congress on June 14, 1939, John ...


The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures

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68 motion pictures produced between 1898 and 1901 of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine Revolution. The Spanish-American War was the first U.S. war in which the motion picture ...


Spurgeon-Greene Photographs

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Richard A. (Dick) Greene was born in Richmond, Indiana, in 1903, but his family moved to Muncie while he was a child. In 1945, Greene started his Seen and Heard in Our Neighborhood column for the ...


Stamp/Sticker/Seal/Envelope Collection

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The stamp, sticker, seal and envelope collection currently contains over 1,400 items and continues to expand. These items have been donated over many years to the Peace Collection (SCPC) by individual ...


Stanford Historical Photograph Collection

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The Stanford Historical Photograph Collection is one of the Stanford University Archives' major collections, consisting of some 16,000 photographs from throughout Stanford's history, and covers ...


Stereograph Cards

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The online Stereograph Cards category is limited to individual stereographs that have been cataloged online, generally because they have associated copy negatives, transparencies, or digital files. In ...


Studies in Scarlet

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Studies in Scarlet presents the images of over 420 separately published trial narratives from the Harvard Law School Library's extensive trial collections. Included are a number of trials of the ...


Survey of Race Relations

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In the early 1920s, a group of scholars set out to make an investigation of economic, religious, educational, civic, biological, and social conditions among Chinese, Japanese, and other non-European ...


Television News of the Civil Rights Era 1950-1970

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This digital archive is based on an extensive collection of 16 mm news footage from the Roanoke TV station, WSLS. The Virginia Center for Digital History is experimenting with using the GDMS for ...


Tennessee Documentary History, 1796-1850

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The "Tennessee Documentary History, 1796-1850," on-line project will contain 2,000 documents and images relating to the history of antebellum Tennessee. With financial support from the Institute of ...


Texas, Texans, and the Alamo

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The Center's Barker Texas History Collection contains books, manuscript collections, maps, newspapers, and other materials that document the historical development of Texas from Spanish colonization ...


Theater Photography from the Theresa Helburn Collection

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This image database includes descriptions and low-resolution copies of over 1100 production and publicity photographs relating to the Theatre Guild. Each photograph has been indexed by photographer ...


Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

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Theodore Roosevelt was the first U.S. president to have his career and life chronicled on a large scale by motion picture companies (even though his predecessors, Grover Cleveland and William McKinley ...


Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive

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A continually expanding collection of electronic texts, digital scholarship, and University of Virginia collections relating to Thomas Jefferson.


The Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827

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The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 27,000 documents. This is the largest collection of original Jefferson documents ...


Tokens & Treasures: Gifts to Twelve Presidents

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Features an online exhibit entitled "Tokens and Treasures: Gifts to Twelve Presidents," provided by the National Archives and Records Administration. Notes that the online exhibit is adapted from an ...


Transportation History Collection: Railroads

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The collection of railroad material consists of over 14,000 items relating to American, Canadian, Mexican, British, French, German, and Russian railroad companies and their rolling stock. There are ...


Travel Literature

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Illinois Harvest is a free public gateway combining search, aggregation, and discovery services. We provide organized and thematic access to digitized and born-digital resources about Illinois, ...


Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century From The University of Iowa

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This digital collection presents 7,949 publicity brochures, promotional advertisements and talent circulars for some 4,546 performers who were part of the Chautauqua circuit. These talent brochures ...


Treasures of Congress

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Few institutions have been as central to the course of American history as the U.S. Congress. Most of the great issues in our national life have been played out there, and many of our most memorable ...


The Triangle Factory Fire

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This site includes selected information on a terrible and unnecessary tragedy involving the death of many young working women in a New York City sweatshop at the beginning of the 20th century and the ...


Truman-Underhill Photograph Collection

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The collection includes the six albums displayed below and three folders, one containing 24 hollow-cut bust silhouettes (created 1800-1850?), and two folders of miscellaneous photographs. 16 ...


U. S. Civil War Resources for East Central Indiana

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The purpose of the project is to build a digital repository of unique U.S. Civil War materials from East Central Indiana for teaching, learning, and research by elementary, high school, college/ ...


U.S. Congressional Bibliographies

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Cummulative bibliographies of Senate hearings, prints, and publications received weekly from the Senate Library.


U.S. Steel Gary Works Photograph Collection, 1906-1971

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The Digital Library Program at Indiana University presents the U.S. Steel Photograph Collection. The collection contains photographs of the Gary Works steel mill and the town of Gary, Indiana. The ...


UCLA Archive of Popular American Music

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The Archive of Popular American Music (APAM) from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Music Library is a research collection covering the history of popular music in the United States from ...


United States and Brazil: Expanding Frontiers, Comparing Cultures

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The United States and its Territories, 1870-1925: the Age of Imperialism

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Texts and photographs drawn from the University of Michigan Library's Southeast Asia collection, comprises the full text of monographs and government documents published in the United States, Spain, ...


University Archives Photograph Collection

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The Special Collections Research Center is engaged in a multi-year project to digitize and create metadata for selected photographs from the 250,000-image University Archives Photograph Collection ...


The University of Virginia Collection of Historic Dress

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The collection contains over 1,000 garments dating from as early as 1790, and made predominately for American women, although there are examples of men's, children's, and eastern dress as well. The ...


UofI Advertising Exhibit

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Samples of print advertising included in the Library's D'Arcy and Woodward Advertising Collections. The ads in these collections are valuable to many including researchers and educators of advertising ...


Veterans History Project

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With Public Law 106-380, signed by President Bill Clinton in October 2000, Congress directed the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to develop and coordinate a program to collect and ...


Vietnam Powwow: The Vietnam War as Remembered by Native American Veterans

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The following is a collection of narratives written or spoken by Native American veterans about the Vietnam War. Currently, no such collection is available, a surprising absence in that Native ...


Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection

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The text are selections from Vietnam War era ephemera collection of printed ephemera including pamphlets, posters, manifestos, newsletters, booklets, and open letters created by the various Seattle- ...


The View from Here

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Digitization of materials in a variety of formats - audio, video, text and images - documenting the local manifestation of events or movements of national importance (the Vietnam War, Civil Rights, ...


The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project, 1776-2008

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Update (2005): Election data for Virginia candidates running for U.S. Congress back to the 1960s, election and service data for candidates in 2004 elections, and campaign finance data for candidates ...


A Virginia Gazetteer

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The Virginia Gazetteer contains the official name, type, and location of over 51,000 geographic features in Virginia. The Virginia Gazetteer is linked to an inventory of collections archived at the ...


The Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscript & Archival Collections in Virginia

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The Virginia Heritage Project concluded successfully in December 2002. Over the course of the grant, Special Collections encoded 2,203 collection guides in the EAD format, representing 27,923 pages of ...


Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, 1940-1941

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Presents "Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection," an ethnographic field collection that documented the everyday life of residents of the Farm ...


"Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920

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Selection of 38 pictures includes portraits of many individuals who have been frequently requested from the holdings of the Prints and Photographs Division and the Manuscript Division. Also featured ...


Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921

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Consists of 167 books, pamphlets and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign. They are a subset of the Library's larger collection donated by Carrie Chapman Catt, longtime president of the ...


W. A. Swift Photographs

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W. A. Swift was born in Metamora, Indiana, on August 17, 1877. He moved to Muncie in 1918 and was working for the Delaware Engraving Company as a photographer by 1923. He was a commercial photographer ...


Washington As It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959

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Spanning from the mid 1920s through the 1950s, the Theodor Horydczak collection (about 14,350 photographs online) documents the architecture and social life of the Washington metropolitan area in the ...


"We'll Sing to Abe our Song!": Sheet Music about Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Civil War: From the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana

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Collection of over two hundred sheet music compositions on the subject of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Spanning the years from Lincoln's presidential campaign in 1859 through the centenary of ...


Western Americana Photographs Collection

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Consists of photographs of Indians of the Americas and views of the American West, including landscapes, cityscapes, and mining, railroad, and agricultural operations. Also included are views of towns ...


Western Waters Digital Library

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The Western Waters Digital Library (WWDL) is dedicated to providing access to water-related resources about the Trans-Mississippi region of North America. The currently available resources include ...


The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad: Cleveland's Iron Cross

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The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad (WLE) was founded in 1871 and it was originally designed to span the distance from the Ohio River through the coal fields of southeastern Ohio to the ports on Lake ...


When Nixon Met Elvis

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On December 21, 1970, Elvis Presley met with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office. This exhibit tells the behind-the-scenes story of this remarkable event.


William Muschenheim Digital Archive

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The William Muschenheim Digital Archive is a searchable database of 3500 scans of architectural drawings and photographs from the Muschenheim collections at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts ...


The Winnifred Eaton Digital Archive

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Winnifred Eaton (1875-1954), writing under the pseudonym of Onoto Watanna, was the first person of Asian descent to publish a novel in the US. Perhaps more significantly, she was the first Asian ...


Witness to the Early American Experience

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The contents of Witness to the Early American Experience are drawn from the collections of New York University and the New-York Historical Society.


Women Working, 1800-1930

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Provides access to digitized books (over 3,500), manuscripts (7,500 pages) and images (1,200) from the collections of Harvard University Libraries and Museums on the topic of women in the U.S. economy ...


Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Staff and Officers

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The WILPF was founded in 1915, with Jane Addams as one of its first leaders. An attempt was made in the 1990s to provide a complete listing of all the organization's staff and officers from its ...


Women's Literary Salons Archive, 1975-1985: New York, Cerridwen, Paris, Los Angeles

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Ephemera from the Collection of Gloria Orenstein, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Southern California, made available online to contribute to the debate about feminism in the ...


Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division's First 100 Years

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In honor of the Manuscript Division's centennial, its staff has selected for online display approximately ninety representative documents spanning from the fifteenth century to the mid-twentieth ...


Works Progress Administration Miniature Furniture

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World War I Posters from the Elisabeth Ball Collection

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The World War I Posters from the Elisabeth Ball Collections is a representative sampling of more than 2,000 WWI lithographs from Italy, France, Belgium, England, Australia, Germany, the United States ...


World War II Films

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The World War II Films digital collection consists of short films and news clips, primarily in black and white, documenting Allied operations and activities during WWII. In addition to footage of ...


World War II Poster Collection

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The Government and Geographic Information and Data Services Department at Northwestern University Library has a comprehensive collection of over 300 posters issued by U.S. Federal agencies from the ...


WPA Cards Digital Archive

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The Works Progress Administration Los Angeles Household Census Cards collection dates from 1939. The physical cards which number nearly half a million items are owned by USC's Information Services, ...


WPA Maps Digital Archive

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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted a land use survey from Dec. 18, 1933 to May 8, 1939 for the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning. It covered approximately 460 square ...


WPA Posters

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A collection of 908 boldly colored and graphically diverse original posters produced from 1936 to 1943 as part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. Of the 2,000 WPA posters known to exist, the ...


WPA/TVA Images

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An on-line searchable database of information describing photographic images taken by Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers of archaeological projects conducted in preparation for Tennessee ...


Wright Brothers Negatives

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Among the materials the Wright Brothers estate gave the Library of Congress in 1948 were 300 glass plate negatives and two nitrate negatives, most taken by the Wright brothers themselves between 1897 ...


The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745-1799

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Extensive archive of writings on or by George Washington. The archive is the electronic edition of John C. Fitzpatrick’s comprehensive study, "The Writings of George Washington from the Original ...


WSU Libraries Digital Collections

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The Digital Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University (WSU) Libraries is an expanding series of collections that provide access to maps, historical photos and texts. ...


WTO Seattle Collection

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A collection of interviews and images depicting the protests of the WTO ministerial meeting held in Seattle on November 29 - December 3, 1999. The collection illustrates the efforts to bring activists ...


Yesterday's Lakewood

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This illustrated history consists of over 2,500 photographic images from the Lakewood Historical Society and Cleveland State University Special Collections. The site gives viewers an opportunity to ...


Ypsilanti Historical Society Photo Archives

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The Archives of the Ypsilanti Historical Society collection is comprised of photographs dating from the 1850s to the present. When completed this collection will contain approximately 5,000 ...


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