History

 
METASITESRESEARCH RESOURCESPLACES & PERIODSTOPICSTOPICS
GeneralBibliographyAfricaAfrican-American StudiesPolitical History
History SourcebooksDictionariesAsiaAsian-American StudiesReligious History
History Online LabHistoriographyBritish IslesBiographies & Oral HistoriesScience & Technology
ImagesEuropeHolocaust StudiesSlavery
MapsLatin AmericaJewish HistoryUrban History
PeriodicalsMiddle EastLatin-American StudiesWomen's Studies
Primary SourcesNorth AmericaLocal History
StatisticsAncient & ClassicalMilitary HistoryMiscellaneous
TimelinesMedieval & RenaissanceMythology
ModernNative-American Studies




METASITES

History Sourcebooks

Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Links to educational internet pages with expansive information on broad historical topics, including Ancient, Medieval, Modern, Africa, India, Islam, Jewish, Women's history, and more.


RESEARCH RESOURCES

Bibliography

AfricaBib.org
Website from the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas--Little Rock that provides access to several African Studies databases. The Africa Women's Bibliographic Database offers more than 19,000 citations 1986 to present while the Africana Periodical Literature Bibliographic Database lists more than 26,000 articles drawn from 200 journals 19th century to date. The final database is a full-text version of David Bullwinkle's Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa 1963-1999: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliography.

Avalon Project
Yale Law School project which provides access to the full proceedings of volumes one through four of the Nuremberg trials.  The documents are fully-searchable by keyword or else can be browsed chronologically. Also included for study are copies of numerous supporting documents.

Diotima: materials for the study of women and gender in the ancient world
Diotima includes among other things bibliographies, course materials such as full syllabi, access to many sources of visual images, and an anthology with recent translations and full texts of essays.

Genocide: Resources for Teaching and Research
Developed and maintained by the University of Memphis and Pennsylvania State University, this site maintains an extensive annotated bibliography of recent (since 1992) books, articles and reports, as well as additional books published before 1992.  The site also provides resources on teaching and researching genocide. In addition to the Holocaust, there is coverage of Armenia, the Balkans, Bosnia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, the Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.

Handbook of Latin American Studies
Bibliography of scholarship on Latin American studies published by the Library of Congress.  An annual, the Handbook alternates coverage of the humanities and the social sciences each year. All volumes since 1935 (including future volumes in draft stage) are online and available for searching.

The Labyrinth
A network providing free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies. Hosted at Georgetown University. Site includes links to databases, services, electronic texts, bibliographies, etc. on other servers around the world.

Medieval Feminist Index:
Bibliography on women, sexuality, and gender (including  masculinity and male homosexuality) during the Middle Ages. Indexes more than 300 journals as well as many essay collections. A work in progress, all years of coverage (1994) are still incomplete.

Dictionaries

Oxford English Dictionary Online
Search the OED Online which contains the complete text of the OED's twenty-volume Second Edition and three-volume Additions Series. It not only provides word and phrase definitions, but also traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources. Click on "Enter OED Online".

Historiography 

Histos: The journal of ancient historiography
New refereed electronic journal focusing on ancient historiographical texts and media, created by the Department of Classics at the University of Durham (UK). Contains original articles as well as reviews, discussions, reader esponses, and notices of relevant conferences and historiographical projects. Announcements of future articles and reviews are also featured. 

Internet Modern History Sourcebook
Site that investigates how to study history, including information on ancient, 19th century, and modern historiography; historical epistemology; interaction between history and other scholarly discourses; discussion of how to read and use primary sources.

Images

American Memory Archive
Digital archive of textual, photographic and sound materials pertaining to American social and cultural history. Maintained by the Library of Congress.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774-present
Biographical sketches of members of congress from 1774-present. More recent entries include pictures and many sketches also include bibliographies and listings of research collections relating to the member profiled. Searchable by name, position, and state.

Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet
Transcriptions and scanned images of the Duke University manuscript collection which document women's experiences in the Civil War.  Includes diaries, letters, photographs and prints.

Diotima: materials for the study of women and gender in the ancient world
Diotima includes among other things bibliographies, course materials such as full syllabi, access to many sources of visual images, and an anthology with recent translations and full texts of essays.

History of the American West
Digital collection containing over 30,000 photographs, from the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library. Most photographs date from 1860 and 1920 and cover subjects such as Colorado towns and landscape, mining in Colorado and the West, and the lives of Native Americans from more than forty tribes living west of the Mississippi River. From the American Memory collection at the Library of Congress.

Holocaust History Project
An archive of documents, photographs, recordings, and essays regarding the Holocaust compiled by a group of (mostly) amateur historians interested in Holocaust Studies. Includes a search engine of the entire site, as well as information on and direct refutation of the phenomenon of Holocaust-denial.

Maps

16th-20th Century Maps of Africa

Antique maps of Africa collected by the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University.

African American Odyssey
Virtual exhibition from the American Memory Archive (Library of Congress). Includes digitized copies of rare books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, and recordings depicting the history of African Americans.

American Memory Archive
Digital archive of textual, photographic and sound materials pertaining to American social and cultural history. Maintained by the Library of Congress

Exploring the West from Monticello: A Perspective in Maps from Columbus to Lewis and Clark
An exhibition of maps and navigational instruments at the Alderman Library, University of Virginia. Includes maps plus a bibliography of related reading material and related Internet resources.

Periodicals

AfricaBib.org
Website from the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas--Little Rock that provides access to several African Studies databases. The Africa Women's Bibliographic Database offers more than 19,000 citations 1986 to present while the Africana Periodical Literature Bibliographic Database lists more than 26,000 articles drawn from 200 journals 19th century to date. The final database is a full-text version of David Bullwinkle's Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa 1963-1999: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliography.

History Cooperative
Full text access to the current issues of premier History journals. Search by keyword and phrase or browse by issue.

Histos: the journal of ancient historiography
New refereed electronic journal focusing on ancient historiographical texts and media, created by the Department of Classics at the University of Durham (UK). Contains original articles as well as reviews, discussions, reader responses, and notices of relevant conferences and historiographical projects. Announcements of future articles and reviews are also featured.

International Women's Periodicals
Available to Hartwick faculty, staff & students only) Full-text of magazine and journal publications written primarily for women during the mid 1800s through 1920s. Suffrage and anti-suffrage writing, domesticity columns, and literary genres from poetry to serialized novels are included in these periodicals.

Internet Library of Early Journals
Full-text of the following 18th and 19th century journals, provided by Leeds, Manchester and Oxford: Gentleman's Magazine (1731-1750), The Annual Register (1758-1778), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1757-1777), Notes and Queries (1849-1869), The Builder (1843-1852), and Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1843-1863).

Making of America Journal Collection
Full-text of 24 19th century American periodicals in digital format. Includes such titles as Scribner's Magazine, Littell's Living Age, Putnam's Monthly and others. Provided by Cornell University. Also included are over 100 digitized, 19th century monographs. See also the Making of America Journal Collection at Michigan.

Medieval Feminist Index
Bibliography on women, sexuality, and gender (including  masculinity and male homosexuality) during the Middle Ages. Indexes more than 300 journals as well as many essay collections. A work in progress, all years of coverage (1994) are still incomplete.

Search for Periodicals In History
Search the Electronic Resources for periodical indexes relating to the study of history.

Primary Sources

African American Odyssey
Virtual exhibition from the American Memory Archive (Library of Congress). Includes digitized copies of rare books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, and recordings depicting the history of African Americans.

Africans in America
Teaching companion to the six-hour PBS series on the history of slavery in the United States. Organized into sections with a teacher's guide keyed to a database of digital resources, including biographies, historical documents, and commentaries from contemporary experts.

AMDOCS
Electronic archive of primary resources for the study of American history. Includes such documents as the Proclamation of First Thanksgiving, the Iroquois Constitution, and many other governmental and personal documents. Arranged chronologically.

American Memory Archive
Digital archive of textual, photographic and sound materials pertaining to American social and cultural history. Maintained by the Library of Congress.

Archive of Americana
This database entails the US Congressional Serial Set 1817-1980 (reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives) and the American State Papers 1789-1838 (legislative and executive documents).

The Avalon Project
The Avalon Project contains historical documents relevant to the fields of law, economics, politics, diplomacy and government available on the web. Documents are arranged by century and pertain to numerous different countries. The entire database can be easily searched by keyword or phrase. Maintained by Yale University.

Booker T. Washington Papers
Provides access to the full text of the 14 volume set of Booker T. Washington's papers. Also included are corresponding images. The site is fully searchable.

Boston African Americana Project
"Coordinated by the Boston Athenaeum, the Boston African Americana Project gathers visual and textual materials held by the Athenaeum, the Bostonian Society, Historic New England, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. Digitized materials relating to African Americans fall broadly within the categories of slavery, the abolition movement, free blacks, the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, rural life, urban life, social life, advertising, and depictions of men, women, and children, and consist of broadsides, caricatures, illustrations, manuscripts, pamphlets, political cartoons, portraits, and views. The database contains images and transcriptions of over five hundred items spanning the years 1770 to 1950, with the bulk of the collection falling around 1865."

Brazilian Government Document Digitization Project
A project funded by the Mellon Foundation to digitize executive branch serial documents issued by Brazil's national government between 1821 and 1993, and by its provincial governments from the earliest available for each province to the end of the Empire in 1889.The project provides internet access to these documents to facilitate their scholarly use.  Includes provincial presidential reports, presidential messages, ministerial reports, and access to the Almanak Laemmert, all in the original Spanish.

Civil Rights Movement Veterans
The site provides information on the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Includes background information, primary documents and oral histories. From the Veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement of the 1960s.

Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet
Transcriptions and scanned images of the Duke University manuscript collection which document women's experiences in the Civil War.  Includes diaries, letters, photographs and prints.

Digitized Library of Southern Literature: Beginnings to 1920
Primary texts including images of book covers, title pages, frontispieces, and illustrations. Part of the Documenting the American South Project, created by the University of North Carolina.

Douglass : Archives of American Public Address
A searchable, full-text database of speeches from American history, from the 1700s to today.  Browse by speaker, title,  subject, or chronologically.  Hosted by Northwestern University.

Frederick Douglass Papers
The Frederick Douglass Papers housed at the Library of Congress includes aids on searching the collection, genealogical information and various addtional related information.

Early America Archives
A selection of primary documents from 18th century America in full text or as scanned image of the original. See also this link for additional resources.

Euro Docs
An extensive collection of primary source materials from over 20 Western European countries. Date coverage from the Middle Ages to the present, the documents have either been transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.

German Propaganda Archive
An archive of Nazi propaganda from Calvin College, including speeches by Josef Goebbels in honor of Adolf Hilter's birthday from 1933-1945.

Historic Government Publications from World War II
A collection of US WW II-era pamphlets with an emphasis on the home front: rationing, civil defense and war work. From the Southern Methodist University.

Latin America and Caribbean Government Documents Project
An experimental project to organize, describe, and link to Latin American and Caribbean official documents available on the internet.  Includes national level statistical, executive, legislative, and judicial sources, as well as several categories of "subnational" documents.  Created by David Block at Cornell University.

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
An introduction to the French Revolution with primary source documents, maps, songs, and images edited by  scholars of the Revolution. From the Center for History and New Media and the American Social History Project..

Matrix
An ongoing project to collect and make available all existing data about all professional Christian women in Europe between 500 and 1500 C.E. Both textual and material sources, primary and secondary, are included although the database is primarily comprised of unpublished archival evidence.

National Archives: Records of The UK Government
Web site of the National Archives providing access to the records of the UK's central government and courts of law. Includesinformation on nongovernmental records located in the UK and overseas that relate to British history. Scope is from the 11th Cent. to the present.

National Security Archive
Full-text of declassified documents available through the Freedom of Information Act and assembled by George Washington University's Gelman Library.

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Searchable database of archival and manuscript collections in research libraries, museums, state archives, and historical societies located throughout North America. Provided by the Library of Congress.

New York State Archives Website
Includes a directory of historical records repositories in New York State easily searchable by county. Also includes a statewide "catalog" of archival/historical collections and finding aids.

Political Database of the Americas
Produced by the Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies and the OAS, this site provides country summaries, constitutions, election data, information about political parties, and other information on Latin American governments.  The database is searchable by keyword and country, offering primary source material related to election data and constitutions, as well as a comparative analysis of constitutions of countries with presidential regimes.

Primary Resources at the Stevens-German Library
An overview of primary resources held within the main collection of the Stevens-German Library. Organized by region and subject,  the site provides information on stronger concentrations of primary resources within the collection including examples from those areas of concentration.

Repositories of Primary Sources
Collection of links to archives and special collections world-wide. Arranged geographically.

September 11 and Terrorism Threat - An Annotated Bibliography of Government Documents
This site provides an annotated bibliography of government documents relevant to the attacks of 9/11/200. See also the related site of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (aka the 9-11 Commission) at <http://www.9-11commission.gov/

Spy Letters of the American Revolution
Digital exhibition of letters written by spies during the American Revolution. The letters, held by the University of Michigan, are accompanied by historical narratives related to espionage, maps indicating spy letter routes, biographical information and a timeline of major events in the war. Created by students in the U-M's School of Information.

The Word on Women
A directory of historical records collections documenting women in history in 28 counties in upstate New York.

Women Working:  1800-1930
Thematically arranged digital collection of primary source materials including books, pamphlets, trade catalogs, photographs and manuscripts.

Statistics

Historical, Social, Economic, and Demographic Data of the U.S. 1790-1860
Data from the decennial census from 1790-1860 made available from the archives of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Users may limit retrieval by a number of variables, including age, sex, and ethnicity. Cannot download from site.

Latin America and Caribbean Government Documents Project
An experimental project to organize, describe, and link to Latin American and Caribbean official documents available on the internet. Includes national level statistical, executive, legislative, and judicial sources, as well as several categories of "subnational" documents.  Created by David Block at Cornell University.

Political Database of the Americas
Produced by the Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies and the OAS, this site provides country summaries, constitutions, election data, information about political parties, and other information on Latin American governments.  The database is searchable by keyword and country, offering primary source material related to election data and constitutions, as well as a comparative analysis of constitutions of countries with presidential regimes.

United States Historical Census Data Browser
Historical census data from 1790-1970 for each state and county.


PERIODS AND PLACES

Africa

Africana Resources
A site compiled by Hartwick College reference librarian Peter Rieseler to assist in the study of Africa. Contains links to African studies materials available through Hartwick, including reference materials, periodicals, dictionaries and encyclopedias, assistance in searching the library's on-line catalogue, and helpful web resources such as meta-sites that pertain to African history.

AfricaBib.org
Website from the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas--Little Rock that provides access to several African Studies databases. The Africa Women's Bibliographic Database offers more than 19,000 citations 1986 to present while the Africana Periodical Literature Bibliographic Database lists more than 26,000 articles drawn from 200 journals 19th century to date. The final database is a full-text version of David Bullwinkle's Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa 1963-1999: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliography.

Internet African History Sourcebook
Organized collection of links to internet sites relating to the history of Africa.  Arranged chronologically. Maintained by Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

Ancient & Classical

Diotima: materials for the study of women and gender in the ancient world
Diotima includes among other things bibliographies, course materials such as full syllabi, access to many sources of visual images, and an anthology with recent translations and full texts of essays.

Histos: the journal of ancient historiography
New refereed electronic journal focusing on ancient historiographical texts and media, created by the Department of Classics at the University of Durham (UK). Contains original articles as well as reviews, discussions, reader responses, and notices of relevant conferences and historiographical projects. Announcements of future articles and reviews are also featured.

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors
Online encyclopedia includes an index of all the rulers of the Roman Empire from 27 B.C.E. to 1453, biographies of major figures, a history of imperial dynasties, an index of significant battles, and maps of the changing Empire. This is a peer-reviewed, scholarly project.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Organized collection of links to internet sites relating to Ancient History. Arranged chronologically within geographic location, including information on Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Israel, Greece, the Hellenistic World, Late Antiquity, and Christian origins. Maintained by Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

Asia

Argos: limited area search of the ancient and medieval Internet
Search engine that exclusively searches ancient cultures pages. Typical links include Abzu, Byzantium, Diotima, Labyrinth, The Perseus Project, etc.

Internet East Asian History Sourcebook
Organized collection of links relating to the history of East Asia.  Arranged by geographical location and chronologically.  Maintained by Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

Australia

Australian History on the Internet
Includes links to state libraries , museums, galleries, archives and other historical repositories,  information  on where to find primary sources, links to primary source materials, including Australian literary and historical text and the full text of Captain James Cook's Endeavor Journal,  and other materials related to the exploration of the South Seas. 

British Isles

Archaeology Data Service
Search by keyword or location (clicking on the map) for historical sites in the United Kingdom. Go to 'Catalogue' to access this database. Limited information also for 13 additional countries. See also their Guide to creating and documenting electronic documents.

International Women's Periodicals

(Available to Hartwick faculty, staff & students only) Full-text of magazine and journal publications written primarily for women during the mid 1800s through 1920s. Suffrage and anti-suffrage writing, domesticity columns, and literary genres from poetry to serialized novels are included in these periodicals.

Internet Library of Early Journals
Full-text of the following 18th and 19th century journals, provided by Leeds, Manchester and Oxford: Gentleman's Magazine (1731-1750), The Annual Register (1758-1778), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1757-1777), Notes and Queries (1849-1869), The Builder (1843-1852), and Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1843-1863).

Europe

Euro Docs
An extensive collection of primary source materials from over 20 Western European countries. Date coverage from the Middle Ages to the present, the documents have either been transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.

German Propaganda Archive
An archive of Nazi propaganda from Calvin College, including speeches by Josef Goebbels in honor of Adolf Hilter's birthday from 1933-1945.

The Labyrinth
A network providing free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies. Hosted at Georgetown University. Site includes links to databases, services, electronic texts, bibliographies, etc. on other servers around the world.

Marx/Engels Internet Archive
Searchable, downloadable ASCII versions of the works of Marx and Engels.

Matrix
An ongoing project to collect and make available all existing data about all professional Christian women in Europe between 500 and 1500 C.E. Both textual and material sources, primary and secondary, are included although the database is primarily comprised of unpublished archival evidence.

Medieval Feminist Index
Bibliography on women, sexuality, and gender (including  masculinity and male homosexuality) during the Middle Ages. Indexes more than 300 journals as well as many essay collections. A work in progress, all years of coverage (1994) are still incomplete.

Latin America

Brazilian Government Document Digitization Project
A project funded by the Mellon Foundation to digitize executive branch serial documents issued by Brazil's national government between 1821 and 1993, and by its provincial governments from the earliest available for each province to the end of the Empire in 1889.  The project provides internet access to these documents to facilitate their scholarly use.  Includes provincial presidential reports, presidential messages, ministerial reports, and access to the Almanak Laemmert, all in the original Spanish.

Handbook of Latin American Studies
Bibliography of scholarship on Latin American studies published by the Library of Congress. An annual, the Handbook alternates coverage of the humanities and the social sciences each year. All volumes since 1935 (including future volumes in draft stage) are online and available for searching.

Latin America and Caribbean Government Documents Project
An experimental project to organize, describe, and link to Latin American and Caribbean official documents available on the internet.  Includes national level statistical, executive, legislative, and judicial sources, as well as several categories of "subnational" documents.  Created by David Block at Cornell University.

Political Database of the Americas
Produced by the Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies and the OAS, this site provides country summaries, constitutions, election data, information about political parties, and other information on Latin American governments.  The database is searchable by keyword and country, offering primary source material related to election data and constitutions, as well as a comparative analysis of constitutions of countries with presidential regimes.

Medieval & Renaissance

Internet Medieval History Sourcebook
Organized collection of links to internet sites relating to Medieval History.  Organized into three main index pages: Selected Sources, Full Text Sources (Full texts of Medieval Sources arranged by type), and Saints' Lives (Ancient, Medieval, and Byzantine hagiographic sources). Maintained by Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

The Labyrinth
A network providing free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies. Hosted at Georgetown University. Site includes links to databases, services, electronic texts, bibliographies, etc. on other servers around the world.

Matrix
An ongoing project to collect and make available all existing data about all professional Christian women in Europe between 500 and 1500 C.E. Both textual and material sources, primary and secondary, are included although the database is primarily comprised of unpublished archival evidence.

Medieval Feminist Index:
Bibliography on women, sexuality, and gender (including  masculinity and male homosexuality) during the Middle Ages. Indexes more than 300 journals as well as many essay collections. A work in progress, all years of coverage (1994) are still incomplete.

Middle East

Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
Organized collection of links to internet sites relating to the history and study of Islam.  Arranged chronologically. Maintained by Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

Middle East Resources
A site compiled by Hartwick College reference librarian Peter Rieseler to assist in the study of the Middle East. Contains links to materials available through Hartwick, including reference materials, periodicals, dictionaries and encyclopedias, assistance in searching the library's on-line catalogue, and numerous links to helpful web resources that pertain to the study of the Middle East.

Modern

Internet Modern History Sourcebook
Organized collection of links to internet sites relating to the study of Modern history. Arranged chronologically, beginning with sources on Early Modern history and ranging through Colonialism, the Enlightenment, Industrialism, Romanticism, Liberalism, Socialism, Imperialism, the 19th century, wars, etc.  Also contains links to sources about the 19th and 20th centuries arranged by geographic location.  Maintained by Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

North America - United States

African American Odyssey
Virtual exhibition from the American Memory Archive (Library of Congress). Includes digitized copies of rare books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, and recordings depicting the history of African Americans.

Africans in America
Teaching companion to the six-hour PBS series on the history of slavery in the United States. Organized into sections with a teacher's guide keyed to a database of digital resources, including biographies, historical documents, and commentaries from contemporary experts.

Alaska's Digital Archive
Maps, photographs, sound recordings, moving images, primary sources and scanned documents with searchable text from the Alaska State Library and the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and Anchorage documenting Alaskan political and cultural history.

AMDOCS
Electronic archive of primary resources for the study of American history. Includes such documents as the Proclamation of First Thanksgiving, the Iroquois Constitution, and many other governmental and personal documents. Arranged chronologically.

America in the 1930s
The site provides information on the social and cultural history of the US in the 1930s. Included are resources on films, radio programs, timelines and bibliographies. From the American Studies Dept. at the University of Virginia.

American Memory Archive
Digital archive of textual, photographic and sound materials pertaining to American social and cultural history. Maintained by the Library of Congress.

American Presidency Project
A comprehensive resource on the US presidency, the site features among other over 60,000 digitized documents, relevant data and a search feature. From UC Santa Barbara.

AmericanPresident.org
From the Miller Center of Public Affairs, includes detailed overviews of each presidency, biographies of the First Ladies, information about members of presidential cabinets, staff and advisors, descriptions of key events in each presidency, and a section on the presidency itself and the powers and responsibilities associated with it.

American Slave Narratives
Transcripts of interviews with former slaves, conducted by WPA writers in the late 1930s.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774-present
Biographical sketches of members of congress from 1774-present. More recent entries include pictures and many sketches also include bibliographies and listings of research collections relating to the member profiled. Searchable by name, position, and state.

Boston African Americana Project

"Coordinated by the Boston Athenaeum, the Boston African Americana Project gathers visual and textual materials held by the Athenaeum, the Bostonian Society, Historic New England, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. Digitized materials relating to African Americans fall broadly within the categories of slavery, the abolition movement, free blacks, the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, rural life, urban life, social life, advertising, and depictions of men, women, and children, and consist of broadsides, caricatures, illustrations, manuscripts, pamphlets, political cartoons, portraits, and views. The database contains images and transcriptions of over five hundred items spanning the years 1770 to 1950, with the bulk of the collection falling around 1865."

Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet
Transcriptions and scanned images of the Duke University manuscript collection which document women's experiences in the Civil War. Includes diaries, letters, photographs and prints.

Digitized Library of Southern Literature: Beginnings to 1920
Primary texts including images of book covers, title pages, frontispieces, and illustrations. Part of the Documenting the American South Project, created by the University of North Carolina.

Exploring the West from Monticello: A Perspective in Maps from Columbus to Lewis and Clark
An exhibition of maps and navigational instruments at the Alderman Library, University of Virginia. Includes maps plus a bibliography of related reading material and related Internet resources.

Historical, Social, Economic, and Demographic Data of the U.S. 1790-1860
Data from the decennial census from 1790-1860 made available from the archives of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Users may limit retrieval by a number of variables, including age, sex, and ethnicity. Cannot download from site.

History of the American West
Digital collection containing over 30,000 photographs, from the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library. Most photographs date from 1860 and 1920 and cover subjects such as Colorado towns and landscape, mining in Colorado and the West, and the lives of Native Americans from more than forty tribes living west of the Mississippi River. From the American Memory collection at the Library of Congress.

International Women's Periodicals (Available to Hartwick faculty, staff & students only)
Full-text of magazine and journal publications written primarily for women during the mid 1800s through 1920s. Suffrage and anti-suffrage writing, domesticity columns, and literary genres from poetry to serialized novels are included in these periodicals.

The James Madison Papers
From the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress, over 12,000 documents digitally reproduced in close to 72,000 images.

Literature and Culture of the American 1950s
List of articles and materials on literature, politics, sociology, and the arts. Includes some visual material such as photographs and posters from the Spanish Civil War and the Vietnam era. Maintained by Alan Filreis of the University of Pennsylvania.

Making of America Journal Collection
Full-text of 24 19th century American periodicals in digital format. Includes such titles as Scribner's Magazine, Littell's Living Age, Putnam's Monthly and others. Provided by Cornell University. Also included are over 100 digitized, 19th century monographs. See also the Making of America Journal Collection at Michigan.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University
Project in progress to place the published volumes of the Papers of MLK, Jr. on-line. Also includes a searchable bibliography of nearly 3,000 items relating to King, a link to Life magazine's archive of King photographs as well as links to other King sites on the web.

National Archives
Links to and descriptions of resources available at the National Archives. Some full-text items available.

National Security Archive
Full-text of declassified documents available through the Freedom of Information Act and assembled by George Washington University's Gelman Library.

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Searchable database of archival and manuscript collections in research libraries, museums, state archives, and historical societies located throughout North America. Provided by the Library of Congress.

September 11 and Terrorism Threat - An Annotated Bibliography of Government Documents
This site provides an annotated bibliography of government documents relevant to the attacks of 9/11/200. See also the related site of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (aka the 9-11 Commission) at <http://www.9-11commission.gov/

Spy Letters of the American Revolution
Digital exhibition of letters written by spies during the American Revolution. The letters, held by the University of Michigan, are accompanied by historical narratives related to espionage, maps indicating spy letter routes, biographical information and a timeline of major events in the war. Created by students in the U-M's School of Information.

United States Historical Census Data Browser
Historical census data from 1790-1970 for each state and county.

The Valley of the Shadow
Civil War archive created by the University of Virginia, offering access to documents, newspaper accounts, letters, and photographs of the war.


TOPICS

Women's Studies

AfricaBib.org
Website from the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas--Little Rock that provides access to several African Studies databases. The Africa Women's Bibliographic Database offers more than 19,000 citations 1986 to present while the Africana Periodical Literature Bibliographic Database lists more than 26,000 articles drawn from 200 journals 19th century to date. The final database is a full-text version of David Bullwinkle's Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa 1963-1999: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliography

American Women's History Research Guide
A comprehensive and well organized web site on American women's history with numerous sub categories. Created by Ken Middleton, a librarian at the Middle Tennessee State University Library.

Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet
Transcriptions and scanned images of the Duke University manuscript collection which document women's experiences in the Civil War.  Includes diaries, letters, photographs and prints.

Diotima: materials for the study of women and gender in the ancient world
Diotima includes among other things bibliographies, course materials such as full syllabi, access to many sources of visual images, and an anthology with recent translations and full texts of essays.

Internet Women's History Sourcebook
Organized collection of links to internet sites relating to the history of women.  Arranged chronologically. Maintained by Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

Matrix
An ongoing project to collect and make available all existing data about all professional Christian women in Europe between 500 and 1500 C.E. Both textual and material sources, primary and secondary, are included although the database is primarily comprised of unpublished archival evidence.

Medieval Feminist Index
Bibliography on women, sexuality, and gender (including  masculinity and male homosexuality) during the Middle Ages. Indexes more than 300 journals as well as many essay collections. A work in progress, all years of coverage (1994) are still incomplete.

ViVa: A Bibliography of Women's History in Historical and Women's Studies Journals
From the International Institute of Social History based in the Netherlands, this bibliography contains bibliographic records describing more than 6,000 articles published from 1975 to 2001 in American and European historical and women's studies journals. See also the Institute's very extensive metasite for Women's History that has a useful subject directory..

The Word on Women
A directory of historical records collections documenting women in history in 28 counties in upstate New York.

Women Working:  1800-1930
Thematically arranged digital collection of primary source materials including books, pamphlets, trade catalogs, photographs and manuscripts.

 

African American Studies

African American Odyssey
Virtual exhibition from the American Memory Archive (Library of Congress). Includes digitized copies of rare books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, and recordings depicting the history of African Americans.

Africans in America
Teaching companion to the six-hour PBS series on the history of slavery in the United States. Organized into sections with a teacher's guide keyed to a database of digital resources, including biographies, historical documents, and commentaries from contemporary experts.

American Slave Narratives
Transcripts of interviews with former slaves, conducted by WPA writers in the late 1930s.

Booker T. Washington Papers
Provides access to the full text of the 14 volume set of Booker T. Washington's papers. Also included are corresponding images. The site is fully searchable.

Boston African Americana Project

"Coordinated by the Boston Athenaeum, the Boston African Americana Project gathers visual and textual materials held by the Athenaeum, the Bostonian Society, Historic New England, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. Digitized materials relating to African Americans fall broadly within the categories of slavery, the abolition movement, free blacks, the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, rural life, urban life, social life, advertising, and depictions of men, women, and children, and consist of broadsides, caricatures, illustrations, manuscripts, pamphlets, political cartoons, portraits, and views. The database contains images and transcriptions of over five hundred items spanning the years 1770 to 1950, with the bulk of the collection falling around 1865."

Civil Rights Movement Veterans
The site provides information on the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Includes background information, primary documents and oral histories. From the Veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement of the 1960s.

Gilder Lehman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
Includes essays, links, bibliographic information as well as primary documents on the topic. From the Yale Center for International and Area Studies.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University
Project in progress to place the published volumes of the Papers of MLK, Jr. on-line. Also includes a searchable bibliography of nearly 3,000 items relating to King, a link to Life magazine's archive of King photographs as well as links to other King sites on the web.

Asian American Studies

Japanese American History Links
From the Japanes American Network a listing of History related sites. A particular focus is on the Japanese American Internment during WW II.

Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution
Information on Japanese Americans with a focus on the period of WW II. Includes rich visual documentation, oral histories and a bibliography. The site is an outgrowth of a National Museum of American History exhibit on the US Constitution.

Latin American Studies

Brazilian Government Document Digitization Project
A project funded by the Mellon Foundation to digitize executive branch serial documents issued by Brazil's national government between 1821 and 1993, and by its provincial governments from the earliest available for each province to the end of the Empire in 1889.  The project provides internet access to these documents to facilitate their scholarly use.  Includes provincial presidential reports, presidential messages, ministerial reports, and access to the Almanak Laemmert, all in the original Spanish.

Handbook of Latin American Studies
Bibliography of scholarship on Latin American studies published by the Library of Congress. An annual, the Handbook alternates coverage of the humanities and the social sciences each year. All volumes since 1935 (including future volumes in draft stage) are online and available for searching.

Native American Studies

American Indian History Online
This database from Facts on File offers access to more than 500 Native American groups and more than 15,000 years of American Indian culture, history, and biographies. Includes a wealth of primary resource materials.

History of the American West
Digital collection containing over 30,000 photographs, from the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library. Most photographs date from 1860 and 1920 and cover subjects such as Colorado towns and landscape, mining in Colorado and the West, and the lives of Native Americans from more than forty tribes living west of the Mississippi River. From the American Memory collection at the Library of Congress.

Index of Native American Resources
A gateway site on Native American resources on the Internet. See the link for 'History' for subject specific information. The site is part of the WWW virtual library.

Native American Documents Project
Information on Native Americans in California and Oregon, the site provides indexes, articles and primary sources. Maintained at Cal State - San Marcos.

Southeastern Native American Documents 1730-1842
This collection contains over 1,000 documents and images relating to the Native American population of the Southeastern United States from the collections of the University of Georgia Libraries, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Library, the Frank H. McClung Museum, and the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The primary focus of the documents is the Cherokee tribe, although others such as Seminole and Creek are also represented. The documents include treaties, letters from tribal members, letters to the tribes from state representatives, and military orders regarding Native Americans. Access under 'Digitized Collections' from the gateway page.

Political History

American Presidency Project
A comprehensive resource on the US presidency, the site features among other over 60,000 digitized documents, relevant data and a search feature. From UC Santa Barbara.

AMDOCS
Electronic archive of primary resources for the study of American history. Includes such documents as the Proclamation of First Thanksgiving, the Iroquois Constitution, and many other governmental and personal documents. Arranged chronologically.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774-present
Biographical sketches of members of congress from 1774-present. More recent entries include pictures and many sketches also include bibliographies and listings of research collections relating to the member profiled. Searchable by name, position, and state.

Brazilian Government Document Digitization Project
A project funded by the Mellon Foundation to digitize executive branch serial documents issued by Brazil's national government between 1821 and 1993, and by its provincial governments from the earliest available for each province to the end of the Empire in 1889. The project provides internet access to these documents to facilitate their scholarly use.  Includes provincial presidential reports, presidential messages, ministerial reports, and access to the Almanak Laemmert, all in the original Spanish.

Civil Rights Movement Veterans
The site provides information on the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Includes background information, primary documents and oral histories. From the Veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement of the 1960s.

Latin America and Caribbean Government Documents Project
An experimental project to organize, describe, and link to Latin American and Caribbean official documents available on the internet.  Includes national level statistical, executive, legislative, and judicial sources, as well as several categories of "subnational" documents. Created by David Block at Cornell University.

Law Library of Congress
The Library of Congress offers a "Guide to Law Online," an annotated hypertext guide to sources of information on government and law available online without any charge. Organized into four guides that include information for "United States," "Nations," "International and Multinational," and "Subjects." Includes many links to repositories of primary source documents.

Literature and Culture of the American 1950s
List of articles and materials on literature, politics, sociology, and the arts. Includes some visual material such as photographs and posters from the Spanish Civil War and the Vietnam era. Maintained by Alan Filreis of the University of Pennsylvania.

National Security Archive
Full-text of declassified documents available through the Freedom of Information Act and assembled by George Washington University's Gelman Library.

Political Database of the Americas
Produced by the Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies and the OAS, this site provides country summaries, constitutions, election data, information about political parties, and other information on Latin American governments.  The database is searchable by keyword and country, offering primary source material related to election data and constitutions, as well as a comparative analysis of constitutions of countries with presidential regimes.

Televised Presidential Debates
The History of Televised Presidential Debates - currently from 1960 to 1996. Provides images, video, full text of the debates and additional resources. Download of additional free software required which is available from the site's homepage (video is not available on all computers in the library, check with a reference librarian).

Military History

Americans at War
A comapion web site to the exhiblit "The Price Of Freedom -  American at War" at the National Museum of American History. Covering the years 1775 to the present , the site provides a wealth of information on US military engagements woldwide.

Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet
Transcriptions and scanned images of the Duke University manuscript collection which document women's experiences in the Civil War. Includes diaries, letters, photographs and prints.

Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II
A collection of over 250 oral narratives from those who served on the front and at home during World War II. Site can be searched by keyword. 

Spy Letters of the American Revolution
Digital exhibition of letters written by spies during the American Revolution. The letters, held by the University of Michigan, are accompanied by historical narratives related to espionage, maps indicating spy letter routes, biographical information and a timeline of major events in the war. Created by students in the U-M's School of Information.

The Valley of the Shadow
Civil War archive created by the University of Virginia, offering access to documents, newspaper accounts, letters, and photographs of the war.

Urban History

Urban Planning, 1794-1918: An International Anthology of Articles, Conference Papers, and Reports
History of urban planning site, including sections on prototype and ideal town plans; techniques for planning vacant sites; city beautification; land use regulations; and the role of architects and engineers in planning. Authors include Thomas Adams, Horace Bushnell, Frederick Law Olmstead, and others. Provided by Cornell Professor Emeritus John Reps.

Science & Technology

Internet History of Science Sourcebook
Organized collection of links to internet sites relating to the history of science.  Arranged chronologically. Maintained by Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

Linus Pauling and The Race for DNA
A documentary history of Linus Pauling and his role in the research leading up to the discovery of the structure of DNA by J. Watson and F. Crick. Includes primary documents, bibliographies and additional resources.

Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers
From the Library of Congress American Memory Project the site provides related documents and images from these pioneers of flight.

Biographies & Oral Histories

American Slave Narratives
Transcripts of interviews with former slaves, conducted by WPA writers in the late 1930s.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774-present
Biographical sketches of members of congress from 1774-present. More recent entries include pictures and many sketches also include bibliographies and listings of research collections relating to the member profiled. Searchable by name, position, and state.

Civil Rights Movement Veterans
The site provides information on the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Includes background information, primary documents and oral histories. From the Veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement of the 1960s.

Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II
A collection of over 250 oral narratives from those who served on the front and at home during World War II. Site can be searched by keyword. 

Slavery

African American Odyssey
Virtual exhibition from the American Memory Archive (Library of Congress). Includes digitized copies of rare books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, and recordings depicting the history of African Americans.

Africans in America
Teaching companion to the six-hour PBS series on the history of slavery in the United States. Organized into sections with a teacher's guide keyed to a database of digital resources, including biographies, historical documents, and commentaries from contemporary experts.

American Slave Narratives
Transcripts of interviews with former slaves, conducted by WPA writers in the late 1930s.

Gilder Lehman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
Includes essays, links, bibliographic information as well as primary documents on the topic. From the Yale Center for International and Area Studies.

The Underground Railway - Niagara Falls Region, Canada
Information on the Underground Railway in Canada, specifically from the Niagara Falls Region. Includes biographies, photos of local historic places and a bibliography. From the Canadian government site "Canada's Digiatal Collections".

Religious Studies

Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
Organized collection of links to internet sites relating to the history and study of Judaism. Arranged chronologically. Maintained by Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
Organized collection of links to internet sites relating to the history and study of Islam.  Arranged chronologically. Maintained by Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

Mythology

Bulfinch's Mythology
Online version of the classic text, fully searchable.  Provides links to external sites on mythology like Perseus and Mythology in Western Art.

Local History

New York State Historical Association
Based in Cooperstown, NY the web site of the NYS Historical Association provides online exhibits, guides to local collections and an online catalog of their local holdings (the latter is a work in progress). The site includes links to the Farmer's Museum and the Fenimore Art Museum.

Rediscovering New York History and Culture Website
Website recently developed by the New York State Archives in an attempt to provide easily accessible documentation of the communities, people, and events in New York's history.  Provides direction to historical records and resources around the state, search engines for information on special groups and topics, as well as information arranged topically about such areas as African Americans, Latinos, Mental Health, Environmental Affairs, Military History, Transportation, and Community History.

Jewish History

Jewish History Resource Center
Comprehensive resource offering over 6000 links in 30+ categories on Jewish History. Hosted by the Dinur Center for Research in jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
Organized collection of links to internet sites and publications relating to the study of Jewish History. Arranged chronologically with an entire section devoted to links to internet sites about the Holocaust.

Holocaust Studies

Avalon Project
Yale Law School project which provides access to the full proceedings of volumes one through four of the Nuremberg trials.  The documents are fully-searchable by keyword or else can be browsed chronologically. Also included for study are copies of numerous supporting documents.

Genocide: Resources for Teaching and Research
Developed and maintained by the University of Memphis and Pennsylvania State University, this site maintains an extensive annotated bibliography of recent (since 1992) books, articles and reports, as well as additional books published before 1992. The site also provides resources on teaching and researching genocide.In addition to the Holocaust, there is coverage of Armenia, the Balkans, Bosnia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, the Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.

Holocaust History Project
An archive of documents, photographs, recordings, and essays regarding the Holocaust compiled by numerous scholars, professors, librarians, and others.  Includes a search engine of the entire site, as well as information on and direct refutation of the phenomenon of Holocaust-denial.

Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
Organized collection of links to internet sites and publications relating to the study of Jewish History. Arranged chronologically with an entire section devoted to links to internet sites about the Holocaust.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
This site provides information about the museum's archives and holdings.  The museum archives' online library can be searched by author, title, call number, or journal title.  Also included is a section on exploring the history of the Holocaust, with information, pictures, personal stories, maps, and films on a wide range of topics related to Holocaust studies.

Miscellanous

Emergence of Advertising In America: 1850-1920
The database includes over 9,000 advertising images from 1850 -1920. The site is searchable or browse by category or collection type. Maintained at the Duke Univ. Libraries. For the time period 1911 - 1955 see the adjacent site at <http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess/>


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Last Revision 3/11/10.