The Ad*Access Project - The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment "Library 2000" Fund, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II
American State Papers/ Library of Congress The American State Papers, comprising a total of thirty-eight physical volumes, contain the legislative and executive documents of Congress during the period 1789 to 1838. The collection includes documents that cover the critical historical gap from 1789 to the printing of the first volume of the U.S. Serial Set in 1817.
The Avalon Project at Yale
American Memory Project at the Library of Congress The American Memory Project offers extensive online primary source materials on United States history and culture.
Berryman Political Cartoon Collection Contains 100 cartoons from the early part of the 20th century
Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection A collection of photographs covering the years 1938-1969
Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls Stanford's Dime Novel and Story Paper Collection consists of over 8,000 individual items, and includes long runs of the major dime novel series (Frank Leslie's Boys of America, Happy Days, Beadle's New York Dime Library, etc.) and equally strong holdings of story papers like the New York Ledger and Saturday Night.
History and Politics Out loud History and Politics Out Loud is a diverse collection of audio -- speeches and private communications -- relating to U.S. history and politics.
The Farber Gravestone Collection is an unusual resource containing over 13,500 images documenting the sculpture on more than 9,000 gravestones, most of which were made prior to 1800, in the Northeastern part of the United States.
Find Law: Supreme Court Opinions Provides full texts of Supreme Court decisions since 1893
George Grantham Bain Collection – Photographs range from 1860's to the late 1930's with most in the 1900's to mid 1920's.
Growth of a Nation A ten minute animated presentation showing the expansion of the country westward.
Integrated Public Use Microdata Series census microdata for social and economic research Currently provides 22 census data samples and 65 million records from 13 federal censuses covering the period 1850–1990
The Internet Library of Early Journals, A digital library of 18th and 19th Century journals Provides full text for large runs of 18th and 19th century British journals including the Annual Register, The Builder, Gentleman's Magazine and others.
MAGIC Historical Map Collection The MAGIC Historical Map Collection is an online collection of digital images of maps for the state of Connecticut, New England, the Northeast Atlantic region, and the United States. The majority of digital images in the collection represent the cartographic history of the State of Connecticut.
Making of America (MOA) From the University of Michigan , "a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through Reconstruction." The collection contains approximately 1,600 books and 50,000 journal articles with nineteenth-century imprints.
National Archives and Records Administration ( NARA ) A federal government agency, NARA is America 's national record keeper. It is the major repository of the government's historical records.
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC) A catalog of archival and manuscript collections in research libraries, museums, state archive, and historical societies located throughout North America .
1948: Year of Turmoil & Triumph/ National Archives and Records Administration Links to research, activities, and photographs related to 1948. From the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.
Notes of the Secret Debates of the Federal Convention of 1787, Taken by the Late Hon Robert Yates, Chief Justice of the State of New York, and One of the Delegates from That State to the Said Convention
The OnLine Books Page This is a fascinating website with 16,000 listings that "facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the internet" including thousands of 19th century titles, and serial archives (magazines, journals, newspapers, and other periodicals). It also provides links to other digitized archival book collections.
The Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact
Probate Inventory Database Gunston Hall Plantation provides transcriptions of over 300 Virginia and Maryland probate inventories between 1740-1810 .
Project Gutenberg This site offers e-texts (full text) for viewing, free of charge. Most of the texts are taken from books, published pre-1923. The titles available are mostly classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries from such authors as Shakespeare, Poe, Dante etc. Although most Project Gutenberg e-texts are public domain some have copyright restrictions (you may not be allowed to reproduce or distribute them).