An expansive archive of American history and culture from the Library of Congress features photographs, prints, motion pictures, manuscripts, printed books, pamphlets, maps, and sound recordings going back to roughly 1490. Currently this site includes more than 9 million digital items from more than 100 collections on subjects ranging from African-American political pamphlets to California folk music, from baseball to the Civil War.
The DPLA brings together digitized resources that include books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials from many collections produced by universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations.
Searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. A partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC).
Hundreds of primary source texts intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures. (Part of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project.)
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
Current and historical United States government documents which define the American democracy. These legislative and legal, regulatory, presidential, demographic, and economic documents are selected and authenticated by the Government Printing Office's GPO Access service.
Listing of materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and works of art held in libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions across California. Look for links to "online items" for direct access to digital materials.
Transcripts of oral histories from U.C. Berkeley's Regional Oral History Project in the following subject areas: The Free Speech Movement, Women's Suffrage Movement, Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement, The Earl Warren Oral History Project, and Health Care, Science, and Technology.
This visually rich and authoritative website provides information on the slave trade that spanned five continents. Offers maps, images, timelines, tables, essays, bibliographies, a database of African names, and more. Sponsored by Emory University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.