General Archival/Writing Information:
 

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Citation of Electronic Documents

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Citing Sources (Duke Univ. Library)

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Citing Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism (Duke Univ. Library)

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Copyright, Fair Use & Licensing in a Digital World (National Initiative on a Networked Cultural Heritage)

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Copyright Website

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Doing Historical Research

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Doing Oral History

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Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure

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Internet Citation Maker

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Researching History

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Society of American Archivists

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Step-By-Step Guide to Using the Freedom of Information Act (ACLU)

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Tools for Archivists

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User's Guide to the Freedom of Information Act (National Security Archive)

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Writing the History Paper

 

General Web Links for Primary Sources Research:
 

bullet A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
bullet American FactFinder
bullet The American History Resource Center (Wadsworth Publishers)
bullet American Collection: American Literature Resources - interdisciplinary units
bullet American National Biography Online
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American Studies @ The University of Virginia

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Ancestry.com

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Annals of Congress (LOC)

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Archival Data Online Repository (DPSL)

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The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School

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The Bancroft Library Collections (UC Berkeley)

bullet Calisphere: A World of Primary Sources (Themed Collections especially pertaining to California, but not exclusively)
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CIA Special Collections Archive

bullet CIA World Fact Book (most recent edition)
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Documents For The Study Of American History (Univ. of KS) - AMDOCS

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Documents Page - Columbia University

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Douglass - Archives of American Public Address (Northwestern University)

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Eastern United States and Canada- States and Provinces A-M -- Historical Archives & Depositories

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Eastern United States and Canada- States and Provinces N-Z -- Historical Archives & Depositories

bullet eBooks and Text Archives (Internet Archives)
bullet eHistory
bullet EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web
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Electronic Databases for History

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Electronic Finding Aids for Library of Congress Collections

bullet Eye Witness to History
bullet FBI Reading Room--The Vault
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Federal Government Resources on the Internet

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Find Law Court Opinions

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The Founders' Constitution

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Genealogy.com

bullet Geneology Collection Links (Internet Archives)
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Gilder Lehrman History Online (document collections)

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Global Gateway:  World Culture and Resources (LOC)

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Government Documents in the News (Univ. of Michigan)

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Harper's Weekly Magazine Home Page

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The Historical Census Browser (1790 - 1960) - Geostat Center

bullet Historic American Newspapers (LOC)
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Historical Text Archive

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History Channel

bullet The History Project (UC Davis)
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History Matters

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The History Place

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Hypertext- American History

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Individual State (Home & Archival) Pages

bullet Internet History Sourcebook Project (Fordham University)
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Library of Congress (LOC) - American Memory Project

bullet Literary Movements
bullet The Lost Museum Archives
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The Making of America Project (Cornell Digital Library)

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The Making of America (University of Michigan)

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Museums in the U. S. (Virtual Library)

bullet National Atlas of the United States
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National Political Index

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National Portrait Gallery - The Smithsonian

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The National Security Archive (George Washington University)

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Newspaper Archives

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NY Times Archives

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Online Newspapers

bullet Online Historical Newspaper Archives
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The Picture Collection (Time, Inc.)

bullet Primary Documents Online - many links to further document repository sites
bullet Primary Source Sets for Teachers (LOC)
bullet Primary Sources from State Archives Designed for Use in the Classroom
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Repositories of Primary Sources (University of Idaho)

bullet Resources for Research: Periodicals
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Social Science Data Archives - North America

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Special Collections in the Library of Congress

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STAT-USA

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Statistical Summary - America's Major Wars

bullet TeachingAmericanHistory.org - Document Library (Ashland University)
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Thomas (LOC) - legislative archives

bullet Time Magazine Archives
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Tulane University's Archives - Special Collections

bullet United Nations Documents portal
bullet U. S. Census Data, 1790-1930 (Internet Archive)
bullet U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873
bullet U. S. Government Documents (Internet Archives)
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The United States History Index (WWW-VL)

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United States Vital Records Information (includes state-by-state index)

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USA Fact Book Online

bullet Voice of the Shuttle:  Web Site for Humanities Research
bullet War Records (Internet Archives)
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Western United States and Canada - Historical Archives & Depositories

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Who's Who in the American Government



Cartoon Sites:
 

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America in Caricature, 1765-1865

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Bill Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum (Ohio State University)

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British Cartoon Archive

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Cartoons for the Classroom (Association of American Editorial Cartoonists)

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Daryle Cagle's Political Cartoons Page       Professional Cartoonist Index

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Five Decades of Herblock's Political Cartoons (Washington Post)

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HarpWeek - Cartoons from Harper's Weekly

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Historical Cartoons (Classroom Clipart)

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Historical Political Cartoons

 

Court Cases & the Supreme Court:
 

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FindLaw.com Supreme Court Cases Search Engine
       -- To log in type my email address pedagog@optonline.net as the
            username and hghs as the password.

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Law Dictionary

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Legal Information Institute - Famous Supreme Court Cases

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List of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court

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Oyez, Oyez

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RECAP U. S. Federal Court Documents (Internet Archives)

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Supreme Court Cases by Year (FindLaw)

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Supreme Court Historical Society

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Supreme Court of the United State (official web site)

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Supreme Court Justices Database (Northwestern Univ. School of Law)


Images/Other Visuals Archives:

bullet 100 Photographs that Changed the World (Life Magazine)
bullet American Historical Images (Digital History)
bullet American Posters of World War I (Georgetown University)
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Archives of American Art (The Smithsonian)

bullet Archives of American Art Image Gallery
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The Art Archive

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AV Photo Finder (AltaVista)

bullet Center for Civil War Photography
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Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive

bullet Digital & Multimedia Center (Michigan State University)
bullet Digital Gallery (NY Public Library)
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Emergence of Advertising in America, 1850-1920 (Duke University)

bullet Historic Photos (Library of Congress Flickr pilot project)
bullet The History Project - Image Collection (UC Davis)
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ImageFinder (Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE)

bullet Internet Movie Data Base
bullet The Living Room Candidate -- Presidential Campaign Commercials
bullet Map Collection (David Rumsey) - over 28,000 maps
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NMAA Posters American Style Menu

bullet Old Pictures
bullet Picture History - copying photos from this site will include the site's watermark in the photo
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The Poster War--Allied Propaganda Art of the First World War (Provincial Museum of Alberta)

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Prints and Photographs Reading Room Home Page (LOC)

bullet Television News Archive
bullet Time covers - Person of the Year: 1927-2010
bullet Universal Newsreels (Internet Archive)

 

National Archives:
 

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U. S. National Archives & Records Administration [NARA] - home page

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NARA Exhibit Hall

 

Presidential Archives/Sites:
 
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Abraham Lincoln Online

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The American Presidency - The Smithsonian

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The American Presidency Project

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American Presidents: A Reference Resource (Miller Institute, University of Virgainia)

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Atlas of U. S. Presidential Elections (Dave Leip)

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The Avalon Project - The Papers of the Presidents

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The Correspondence of James K. Polk (University of Tennessee)

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Encyclopedia: U.S. presidential election

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George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress 1741-1799

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The John and John Quincy Adams Papers (Massachusetts Historical Society)

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The Lincoln Institute

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Medical History of American Presidents

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The Papers of Abraham Lincoln (Illinois Historic Preservation Agency)

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The Papers of Andrew Jackson (University of Tennessee)

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The Papers of Andrew Johnson (University of Tennessee)

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The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower (Johns Hopkins Univerity)

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The Papers of George Washington (University of Virginia)

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The Papers of James Madison (Univ. of Virginia)

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The Papers of James Monroe

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The Papers of Jefferson Davis (Rice University)

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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Princeton University)

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The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant (Mississippi State University)

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POTUS Site

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President Elect - The Unofficial Homepage of the Electoral College

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Presidential Documents Archive (The American Presidency Project)

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The Presidential Elections, 1860-1912 (HarpWeek)

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Presidential Libraries:
         
The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
          Herbert Hoover Library
          Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
          Harry S. Truman Library
          Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
          John F. Kennedy Library
          Lyndon B. Johnson Library
          Richard M. Nixon Presidential Materials
          Gerald R. Ford Library
          Jimmy Carter Library
          Ronald Reagan Library
          George H. W. Bush Library
          Clinton Presidential Materials Project

          George W. Bush Presidential Library

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The Presidential Papers of Abraham Lincoln at the Library of Congress

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The Public Papers of the Presidents (NARA)

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Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States (Government Printing Office)

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Thomas Jefferson Online Resources at the University of Virginia

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USA Index - Presidents

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US Presidents - The History Beat - SearchBeat.com

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WhiteHouseTapes.org -- The secret White House recordings of Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower
 


 

Sound / Speech Archives:
 

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American Oral Histories

bullet American Rhetoric Speech Bank
bullet EaseHistory.org - photos and campaign ads [streaming video] from the 20c!
bullet Famous Speeches in America History (Emerson Kent)
bullet Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier
bullet Historic American Sheet Music: 1850-1920 (Duke University)
bullet Historical Voices
bullet History and Politics Out Loud
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I Hear America Singing [Quicktime, RealPlayer] - PBS

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Library of American Broadcasting (Univ. of Maryland Libraries)

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Music for the Nation- American Sheet Music, 1870-1885 (American Memory Project, LOC)

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Native Ground Music:  Historic American Music and Folklore

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Popular American Songs [words & lyrics listed by time period]

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Popular Songs in American History

bullet Presidential Rhetoric
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Radio Day - A Sound Bite History

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Talking History

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U.S. Labor and Industrial History Audio Project (G. Zahavi, Univ. of Albany, SUNY)

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Voices from the Dust Bowl- The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, 1940-1941 (American Memory, Library of Congress)

bullet Voices of Democracy: The U. S. Oratory Project
bullet War Stories - video interviews

 

Specific Historical Periods/Topics--Archives/Depositories:
 

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911- Memory--Remembrance--Museum (H-Museum)

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African-American History and Culture

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Africans in America - Historical Documents

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America in the 1850's- An Archive of E-Texts (Assumption College)

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The American Catholic History Classroom

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American Colonists' Library

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American Diplomacy - Archives Page

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American Jewish Archives

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American Political Prints, 1766-1876- Catalog of the Collection in the Library of Congress (HarpWeek)

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American Religion Data Archive

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American Slave Narratives- An Online Anthology (American Hypertext Workshop, University of Virginia)

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American Social History Project: 1877-1946

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American State Documents: 1789-1838

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Archiving Early America

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American Women's History - A Research Guide

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Archives of the West (PBS series)

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Aspiration, Acculturation, and Impact: Immigration to the United State, 1789-1930 (Harvard University)

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atomicarchive.com

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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute - archives page

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Civil Rights Digital Library (University of Georgia, Atlanta)

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Civil War Databases

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The Coming of the American Revolution, 1764-1776 - master documents list (MA Historical Society)

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Conscientious Objection in America- Primary Sources for Research (A.M. Yoder, Swarthmore College Peace Collection)

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The Crisis of the Union- An Electronic Archive of Documents About the Causes, Conduct, and Consequences of the US Civil War (University of Pennsylvania)

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Discoverers Web Primary sources

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Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

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Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention (LOC)

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Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement (Special Collections Library, Duke Univ.)

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Documents of World War II

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Documents Related to the Cold War

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Documents Related to American Foreign Policy (Princeton)

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Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy, Pre-1898 (Mount Holyoke College)

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Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy, 1898-1914 (Mount Holyoke College)

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Dred Scott Digital Project

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DPLS Archive Slave Movement During the 18th and 19th Centuries (Univ. of WI, Madison)

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Eleanor Roosevelt Papers (Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights Project)

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Electronic Resources for US Foreign Relations (US State Department)

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Ellis Island Records Page

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The Encyclopedia of New York State

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Folklife Sourcebook - A Directory of Folklife Resources in the United States, a Publication of the American Folklife Center, LOC

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Foreign Relations of the United States (Washington State Archives - very detailed documents collection)

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Free Speech Movement- Student Protest--U.C. Berkeley, 1964-65(Bancroft Library, U.C. Berkeley)

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Gardner's Sketch Book of the [Civil] War (Cornell University Library)

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Historic Government Publications from World War II- A Digital Library [.pdf format files] (Southern Methodist University)

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Historical Atlas of the 20th Century

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History of American Education Web Project

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A History of the Revolutionary Working Class Archive - Marxist documents

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Hudson Valley Network - Lower Hudson Valley - History

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Index to San Francisco History by Subject - Museum of the City of San Francisco Archives

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Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties (Kappler)

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Japanese American Exhibit and Access Project

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Jensen's Guide to Civil War online sources

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Labor Archives from the United States and Canada

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"Letters from the Front"

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Levittown- Documents of an Ideal American Suburb (P. B. Hales, University of Illinois at Chicago)

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Global Freedom Struggle

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National Security Archives (George Washington University)

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National Women's History Project

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Native American Documents Project

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Native American Nations Research Page

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New Deal Network

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New York City Department of Records

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New York State Archives

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Nineteenth Century Documents Project (Univ. of SC)

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North American Slave Narratives

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The Patriot Resource Documents of the American Revolution

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Private Art: Collection of WW II Letters To and From the Home Front

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Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection (Cornell University)

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Secession Era Editorials Project (Furman University)

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Secrets of History- The CIA in Iran [.pdf]

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The Sixties Project - documents

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Slavery and the Making of America (PBS)

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Studs Terkel- Conversations with America

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The Tax History Project

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Thomas A. Edison Papers (Rutgers University)

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Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture [QuickTime, RealPlayer]

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US Diplomatic History Resources Index

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US Immigration Legislation Online

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US Military War Records (Fold3)

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Veterans History Project (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

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Voices from 19th Century America

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Westchester County Archives (NY)

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Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1830-1930

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Women Come to the Front -- Female War Correspondents in WW II

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Women Working: 1800-1930 (Harvard University)

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World War I Document Archive

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WW II Resources and Documents on the Web

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WPA Life Histories (Federal Writers' Project, 1936-40)


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