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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.


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, ...


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 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 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 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 ...


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 ...


ASIL Newsletter UN21 Interest Group

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Each Newsletter issue carries a restatement of the essential goals of the United Nations Decade of International Law so that new members (and seasoned ones as well) can readily recall the reason for ...


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 ...


Bracton Online

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A digital presentation of Bracton: De Legibus Et Consuetudinibus Angliæ (Bracton on the Laws and Customs of England), the first comprehensive attempt to rationally articulate English law. The 13th ...


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 ...


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 ...


"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 ...


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. ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Counting California

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A new initiative committed to enhancing California citizens' access to the growing range of social science and economic data produced by government agencies. In a departure from more static formats, ...


Death of the Father: An Anthropology of Ends in Political Authority

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Discusses the effects of the death of a leader on a nation, such as the deaths of German politician and leader Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) and Soviet political leader Joseph Stalin (1879-1953). Traces ...


DigitalCommons@ILR

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The Martin P. Catherwood Library at Cornell’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations collects key materials on workplace issues by special arrangement with government offices, commissions, task forces ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)

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The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) maintains and provides a database of laws, regulations, and other complementary legal sources. The documents included in the database are contributed by the ...


HeinOnline

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The Law Library collaborated with Cornell Information Technologies and the Hein Publishing Company in making historical law reviews available over the Internet, both in image form for authenticity, as ...


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 ...


Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library

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The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics is a consortium of institutions, artists, and scholars dedicated to exploring the relationship between expressive behavior (broadly construed as ...


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 ...


Labadie Collection, University of Michigan

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The images in this database comprise the general photograph holdings of the Labadie Collection. Not included are photographs that make up part of archival collections.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Permanent Court of Arbitration Web Mirror Site

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The Cornell Law Library cooperates with the Permanent Court of Arbitration, in the Hague, the Netherlands, in making several of their documents available.


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 ...


Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

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Each Public Papers volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States that were issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period. The material is ...


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 ...


SAGE: Selected Archives at Georgia Tech and Emory

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Home page for SAGE, the Selected Archives at Georgia Tech and Emory. Contains links to information about SAGE and to four online digital archives: the Fred R. Crawford Witness to the Holocaust Project ...


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 ...


Technology and Law Program

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The Technology and Law Program offers a cluster of graduate-level subjects associated with the Technology and Policy Program (TPP) at MIT, as well as research opportunities at the interface of law and ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


U.S. Congressional Bibliographies

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


U.S. Trademark History Timeline

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Timeline display of digital representations of marks used by humans from earliest times to designate ownership, sometimes as property owner or sometimes as manufacturer.


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, ...


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 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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