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U.S. History

  • American Journeys
    A collaborative project of the Wisconsin Historical Society and National History Day, this site contains eyewitness accounts of North American exploration.

  • American Memory
    Primary source and archival materials relating to American culture and history from the Library of Congress.

  • Civil Rights Digital Library
    Includes unedited film archives of news stations with coverage of the civil rights movement.
  • Digital Public Library of America
    The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format, and topic; save items to customized lists; and share their lists with others. Users can also explore digital exhibitions curated by the DPLA’s content partners and staff.
  • Digital Schomburg
    Part of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, this site provides a selection of digitized images and texts, manuscript and archival finding aids.
  • Discovering American Women's History Online
    Database to identify digitized primary sources relating to American women's history.
  • Documenting the American South
    From the University Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this site provides primary sources related to southern history, literature, and culture, including books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
  • History Matters
    Created by the American Social History Project / Center for Media and Learning (Graduate Center, CUNY) and the Center for History and New Media (George Mason University), this site includes "primary documents in text, image, and audio about the experiences of ordinary Americans throughout U.S. history. All of the documents have been screened by professional historians and are accompanied by annotations that address their larger historical significance and context."

  • The Digital Collections
    A gateway to matierals held by the New York State Archives, New York State Museum and New York State Library.

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