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- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Arts and Letters Daily
- A service of the Chronicle of Higher Education, a collection of links to noteworthy articles, book reviews, and opinion from many sources.
- TLS, the Times Literary
- Full text available from 1902 to the present.
General Primary Sources on the Web (& other web compendia)
- American Memory
- A gateway to the Library of Congresss vast resources of digitized
American historical materials. Comprising more than 9 million items
that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized
into more than 100 thematic collections based on their original format,
their subject matter, or who first created, assembled, or donated
them to the Library.
- American Political History
- Compiled by Richard Jensen, professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Includes many links to
full texts of documents related to American political history, from Washington to "Bush II."
- American Studies
- contains pedagogical, scholarly, and institutional information for
the international American Studies Community, along with full information
about the American Studies Association. Also links to many "dynamic
syllabi," that is, well-developed websites for American Studies
courses from many universities.
- American Studies
Web (pilot version)
- One of the largest bibliographies of web-based American Studies
resources. Maintained by the American Studies Crossroads Project.
- The Avalon Project at
Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
- A large digital archive of documents relevant to the fields of Law,
History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government, spanning many centuries.
Texts for the Study of American Culture (American Studies Program,
University of Virginia)
- Full texts of many primary sources, including autobiographies and
works of literature.
- History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web
- Designed for high school and college teachers and students, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history.
- History of Capitalism
- Good webliography of timelines, images and documents and research tools and data.
- H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online
- An international consortium of scholars and teachers, which maintains
valuable academic listservs, and publishes many scholarly reviews.
- Internet Archive
- The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Now the Internet Archive includes texts , audio , moving images , and software as well as archived web pages in our collections.
- National Archives
- National Security Archives
- An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University which collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
- Voice of the Shuttle
- Multi-disciplinary website for humanities research, from the English
Department of the U. of California at Santa Barbara.
- WWW-VL History Central Catalogue: USA
- Part of the World Wide Web Virtual Library History Central Catalogue
Maps, Sound, Video & Images
- Cultural Maps (American Studies Program, University of Virginia)
- Includes links to other map collections online.
- Historical Maps (Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, UT-Austin)
- John Carter Brown Library
- A database of pictures of the colonial Americas, from Hudson Bay to Tierra del Fuego, based entirely on primary sources printed or created between 1492 and ca. 1825.
- The Historical Sound and Image Archive
Archives: Charters of Freedom
- High-resolution images of important American charters (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, &c.)
from the Revolutionary period forward.
- A Web-based archive of the largest collection of poetry sound files on the Internet. PennSound offers a large variety of digital recordings of poems -- currently 1,500 and fast growing -- mostly as song-length singles. Based at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Prelinger Archives
- Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 48,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films.
holding approximately 4,000 titles on videotape and a smaller collection of film materials acquired subsequent to the Library of Congress transaction. Its goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven't been collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions. Getty Images represents the collection for stock footage sale, and some 2,000 key titles are available here. The collection currently contains over 10% of the total production of ephemeral films between 1927 and 1987, and it may be the most complete and varied collection in existence of films from these poorly preserved genres.
- Talking History
- A production, distribution, and instructional center for all forms of "aural" history, based at SUNY-Albany.
Particular Disciplines: Art History, History, Women's History, Literature
- Art History Resourcs on the Web
- An extensive compilation of weblinks, maintained by Dr. Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe, Professor of Art
History, Sweet Briar College, Virginia.
- The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
- One thousand images, selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery.
- The Avalon Project at Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
- A large digital archive of documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government, spanning many centuries.
- Capitalism History (maintained by Prof. Colleen A. Dunlavy, U. of Wisc.)
- a gateway into the history of capitalism in the United States, Britain, France and Germany in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; includes information and links regarding the early history of corporations (subject of my current research), major historical benchmarks, research tools, "primary sources" online, reading lists, syllabi or class websites, archival websites around the world, and other sites of interest
- Emergence of Advertising in America
- Presents over 9,000 images, with database information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States. The materials, drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, provide a significant and informative perspective on the early evolution of this most ubiquitous feature of modern American business and culture.
- Emigration and Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930 (Harvard Open Collections Program)
- A comprehensive compilation of legislation, regulations, and government reports that formed the basis of U.S. immigration policy from 1789 to 1930.
- Making of America (antebellum period through Reconstruction)
(See also the other half)
- 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 of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Includes full text of the following journals:
- The American Missionary (1878 - 1901)
- The American Whig Review (1845 - 1852)
- The Atlantic Monthly (1857 - 1901)
- The Bay State Monthly (1884 - 1886)
- The Century (1881 - 1899)
- The Continental Monthly (1862 - 1864)
- The Galaxy (1866 - 1878)
- Harper's New Monthly Magazine (1850 - 1899)
- The International Monthly Magazine (1850 - 1852)
- The Living Age (1844 - 1900)
- Manufacturer and Builder (1869 - 1894)
- The New England Magazine (1886 - 1900)
- The New-England Magazine (1831 - 1835)
- New Englander (1843 - 1892)
- The North American Review (1815 - 1900)
- The Old Guard (1863 - 1867)
- Punchinello (1870)
- Putnam's Monthly (1853 - 1870)
- Scientific American (1846 - 1869)
- Scribner's Magazine (1887 - 1896)
- Scribner's Monthly (1870 - 1881)
- The United States Democratic Review (1837 - 1859)
- American Women's History: A Research Guide
- American Women's History provides citations to print and Internet reference sources, as well as to selected large primary source collections. The guide also provides information about the tools researchers can use to find additional books, articles, dissertations, and primary sources.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony Papers
- at Rutgers University
- Emma Goldman papers at UC Berkeley
- Iowa archives of women in science and engineering
- Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
- Electronic resource based in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University
- Women's History Sourcebook
- Impressively wide-ranging website hosted by Fordham University.
- Women's Legal History Biography Project
- Robert Crown Law Library, Stanford University
- Women Working, 1800-1930 (Harvard Open Collections Program)
focuses on the women's role in the United States economy and provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University's library and museum collections. The collection features approximately 500,000 digitized pages and images including:
- 7,500 pages of manuscripts
- 3,500 books and pamphlets
- 1,200 photographs
- American Realism
- A useful resource on American Realism, with links to full texts. (Course website of Dr. Kathleen L. Nichols, Professor of English, Pittsburg State University.)
- Electronic Texts for the Study of American Culture (American Studies Program, University of Virginia)
- Full texts of many primary sources, including autobiographies and works of literature.
- SSSL: Bibliography: A Checklist of Scholarship on Southern Literature
- An annotated checklist of scholarship on writers (novelists, playwrights, poets, essayists, diarists) associated with the American South.