The British Columbia Digital
Digital Library Collections By Subject: American
Includes fiction, drama, poetry, essays, newspapers and historical
manuscript (written) records.
See also American
Memory (Library of Congress) for thousands of SGML-encoded and digital
facsimile books and pamphlets, some of which collections are
listed here North American Collections: United States Collections by Title
Literature: General Works,
literature time periods and Women.
American Electronic Texts (Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
Library). Searchable/browsable collection of writings by and about African
Americans from the 18th through 20th centuries.
- Alexander Hamilton
and the Federalist Papers (Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
Library). Searchable/browsable electronic version of The Federalist
Papers by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison. Site includes
digital facsimiles and HTML transcriptions of letters from Hamilton in the
Angelica Schuyler Church Collection.
- American Civil War
Collections at the Electronic Text Center (Electronic Text Center,
University of Virginia Library). Letters, diaries, and newspapers are the
primary focus of this collection. The newspaper materials are
- American Indians of
the Pacific Northwest. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Libraries. Alternate URL:
(American Memory, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). Multimedia site
with extensive searchable, full-text digital facsimile documents. A series of
commisioned, illustrated essays relating to Pacific Northwest Indian cultures
are also a feature of this site. Date updated: 2002-02-02.
- American Native Press Archives, Digital
Library. University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Collection of non-fiction
and fiction writings by Native writers that are transcribed and edited by
students for consultation as HTML documents. Date accessed: 2004-02-24.
Date added: 2004-02-24.
- American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920.
Washington, D.C.: American Memory, Libray of Congress. Summary: Searchable/browsable
collection of full-text digital facsimiles of " 253 published narratives by Americans and foreign visitors recounting their
travels in the colonies and the United States and their observations and
opinions about American peoples, places, and society from about 1750 to 1920.
Also included is the thirty-two-volume set of manuscript sources entitled
Early Western Travels, 1748-1846, published between 1904 and 1907 after
diligent compilation by the distinguished historian and secretary of the
Wisconsin Historical Society Reuben Gold Thwaites." Some of the publications
contain descriptions of places outside the United States such as Canada
and Hawaii. Date accessed: 2003-10-10. Date added: 2003-10-10.
- American Verse
Project (Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan).
Searchable/browsable collection of SGML-encoded American poetry published prior
Wars in Asia: Digital Teaching Library. Missoula, MT: Maureen and Mike
Mansfield Centre, University of Montana. Multimedia collection that supports
teaching about the United States' involvement in the  Pacific Theater
in World War Two, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Date accessed: 2004-08-19.
Date added: 2004-08-19.
Annexation of Hawaii: A Collection of Documents. Honolulu, HI: University
of Hawaii at Manoa Libraries, Special Collections. The overthrow of the
Hawaiian monarchy with the tacit support of the United States Government
in 1893 is the subject of this collection of published and archival documents
originating with the United States and the Hawaii. Documents can be viewed
or downloaded as ASCII text, Adobe Acrobat PDF pages, Microsoft Word, or,
for some documents, as a digital facsimile image. Date accessed: 2003-02-26.
Date added: 2003-02-26.
- Anti-Imperialism in the United States, 1898-1935 (Edited by Jim Zwick). Variant
title: BoondocksNet.com. Site consists of transcriptions in HTML format of a wide variety of public domain texts on the subject of anti-imperialism from the 1890s to the 1920s.
Date updated: 2002-01-16.
- Antislavery Literature Project. English Department, Arizona State University, 2002-. Summary: " ... the Project provides public access to the literature and history of the
antislavery movement in the United States." Date accessed: 2005-10-26. Date added: 2005-10-26.
- Apache Narratives
(Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library). Apache and English
language works from the 19th and 20th centuries about the Apache Indians.
- Archiving Early America:
Historic Documents from 18th Century America. Includes digital facsimiles and
transcriptions of various documents and published ephemera.
- The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands
= De Atlantische Wereld: Amerika en Nederland. Washington, D.C.: Library
of Congress The Hague: National Library of the Netherlands and others.
A Collaborative Digital Library, part of the Global Gateway section of the
Library of Congress, this site " explores the history of the Dutch presence in America and the interactions
between the United States and the Netherlands from Henry Hudson's 1609 voyage to
the post-World War II period." Date accessed: 2003-11-20. Date added: 2003-11-21.
- Audubon's Birds of America at the University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Digital Research Library, 2008. Part of: Darlington Digital Library. Summary: The University of Pittsburgh owns, as part of its Darlington Collection, a double elephant folio set of Audubon’s Birds of America, accompanied by his Ornithological Biography. Because of the importance of these two works, the university's Digital Research Library created a separate site to promote their existence and improve access. The Flash player is required to view the images. Date accessed: 2008-03-05. Date added: 2008-03-05.
- Brown v.
Board of Education Digital Archive. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan
Library, 2003-. Virtual exhibit with an emphasis on full-text resources
documenting the " 50th anniversary of the landmark court decision known
as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)." Date
accessed: 2004-03-06. Date added: 2004-03-06.
- Burton Holmes, Extraordinary
Traveler. San Jose, CA: Hidden Knowledge. A tribute to the inventor
of the travelogue, this site contains biographical material on Burton Holmes
(1870-1958) and some digital facsimiles of his company's publications. Date
accessed: 2004-08-06. Date added: 2004-08-06.
- CJH Digital Collections. New York, NY: Center for Jewish History, 2007-. Multimedia digital facsimile collection of Jewish history, which includes books. Date accessed: 2007-04-01. Date added: 2007-04-01.
- California Explores the Ocean. San Diego, CA: University of California, San Diego, Libraries, and San Diego Historical Society. Summary: " ... a collaborative endeavor to make primary
source collections available from the Scripps Institution of
Oceanography Archives, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library, and
San Diego Historical Society. Covering several California ocean-related
collections, textual, pictorial, and audio resources have been united
as a virtual collection to which materials can be added in the future
by the initial participants, and, through metadata, by others with
significant resources relevant to California oceans and oceanography."
Date accessed: 2005-05-23. Date added: 2005-05-23.
- Chicago Anarchists on Trial: Evidence from the Haymarket
Affair, 1886-1887. Chicago, IL: Chicago Historical Society. Hosted by American Memory,
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Alternate URL: http://www.chicagohistory.org/hadc/index.html (Chicago
Historical Society). Searchable/browsable collection of court records and
other media relating
to a confrontation between Chicago police and labor protesters and the aftermath.
Date accessed: 2002-02-02. Date added: 2002-02-02. Date updated: 2002-08-25.
Chinese in California, 1850-1925. Washington, DC: American Memory, Library
of Congress Berkeley, CA: University of California San Francisco, CA:
California Historical Society, 2003. Date accessed: 2004-03-21. Date added:
- The Church in the Southern
Black Community, 1780-1925. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Part of: Documenting the American South.
Also hosted by American Memory, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Alternate
URL (American Memory, Library of Congress): http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award99/ncuhtml/csbchome.html
Searchable/browsable collection of printed texts and other works relating
to church life in Black communities of the American South. Date accessed: 2002-02-02. Date added: 2002-02-02.
Date updated: 2002-07-02.
Rights in Mississippi Digital Archives. Hattiesburg, MS: Special Collections
Digital Program, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries. Multimedia archive
with digitized content integrated into finding aids. Date accessed: 2004-01-12.
Date added: 2004-01-12.
- Civil War Letters of the Christie Family. St. Paul, MN:
Minnesota Historical Society. Selected digital facsimiles, with transcriptons, of letters written by
brothers Alexander S., Thomas D., and  William G. Christie who served in the Minnesota military
units from 1861 through June
1865. Their younger brother, Alexander,between 1861 and 1865 accessible by author, location and date. Date accessed: 2002-04-18. Date added: 2002-04-18.
- A Civil War Soldier in
the Wild Cat Regiment: Selections from the Tilton C. Reynolds Papers.
Washington, D.C.: American Memory, Library of Congress, 2004. Summary: " ...
documents the Civil War experience of Captain Tilton C. Reynolds, a member
of the 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. Comprising 164 library
items, or 359 digital images, this online presentation includes correspondence,
photographs, and other materials dating between 1861 and 1865. The letters
feature details of the regiment's movements, accounts of military engagements,
and descriptions of the daily life of soldiers and their views of the war.
Forty-six of the letters are also made available in transcription."
The collection can be searched by keyword, or browsed by titles, subjects
or names. Date accessed: 2004-04-01. Date added: 2004-04-01.
- The Collected Works
of Abraham Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln Association hosted by the
Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan). Searchable electronic
edition of this eight volume work originally published in 1953.
Broadside Poetry Collection. Winston-Salem, NC: Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest
University. Powered by ENCompass,
this site contains digital facsimiles of over 250 poems written
during the U.S. Civil War. Date updated: 2004-08-06.
- Contemporary American Poetry
Archive (CAPA) (Connecticut College). Archived out-of-print works by modern
American poets in HTML format.
- Darlington Digital Library. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Digital Research Library, 2007-. Summary: " The Darlington Digital Library was created from the first major collection of books, manuscripts, atlases, and maps donated to the University of Pittsburgh. Most of the credit for assembling the Darlington Collection rightly goes to William M. Darlington, an attorney by profession who was born in
Pittsburgh in 1815." This multiple media collection includes digital facsimiles of atlases, books, broadsides, images, manuscripts and maps. A separate Web site was launched in 2008 for digital facsimiles of John J. Audubon's Birds of America and Ornithological Biography. Date accessed: 2008-03-05. Date added: 2008-03-05.
- Democracy in America:
Alexis DeTocqueville (American Studies Program, University of Virginia).
Research source about DeTocqueville's classic text on the American experiment
with democracy and the era in which he travelled and wrote. Among the
subcollections of this site with electronic texts of interest is
- The Diary,
Correspondance, and Papers of Robert " King" Carter of Virginia, 1701-1732
(Transcribed and edited by Edmund Berkeley, Jr. hosted by the Electronic Text
Center, University of Virginia Library).
Electronic Archives (Edited by Martha Nell Smith, Ellen Louise Hart, and
Marta Werner hosted by the Institute for Advanced Technology in the
Humanities, University of Virginia). Parts of this archive of writings by and
about Emily Dickinson and her family are restricted.
- Dime Novels
and Penny Dreadfuls. Stanford, CA: Academic Text Service, Stanford University
Libraries. Site includes a guided tour of the collection and information
on the production of the original novels in the 19th and early 20th centuries,
digital facsimiles of book covers and several searchable/browsable full-text
digital editions of the dime novels. Date accessed: 2002-04-12. Date added:
- Discovering American Women's History Online. Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee State University, 2008-. Summary: Developed and maintained by librarian Ken Middleton, " This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to Katrina Thomas's photographs
of ethnic weddings from the late 20th century." Date accessed: 2009-02-16. Date added: 2009-02-16.
- DoHistory. Harvard University. " A site that shows you how to
piece together the past from the fragments that have survived. Our case
study: Martha Ballard." Martha Ballard (1735-1812) was an American  midwife
and the centerpiece of this site is a digital facsimile and transcription
of the diary she kept for 27 years (1785-1812). Supporting documents in
the form and archival records and publications are also available for study. Date accessed: 2002-09-17. Date added: 2002-09-17.
- Documenting the American
South (Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill). As of January 2001, nearly 800 books in HTML and SGML formats, including
illustrations of parts of each work such as the cover and title page. The
collections include The Church in the Southern
Black Community, 1780-1925 First-Person Narratives of the American South
Library of Southern Literature North American Slave Narratives The North Carolina Experience, Beginnings to 1940
and The Southern Homefront, 1861-1865. Parts of
this digital library are also hosted by
(Library of Congress). Date updated: 2002-07-02.
- Douglass: Archives of
American Public Address(Northwestern University). Electronic versions in
HTML format of speeches by Frederick Douglass and others from the 17th through
the 20th centuries. Primary access is by speaker name, by speech title, by
date, or by issue. A site-search engine is available. Date updated: 2005-08-03.
- Dreiser Web
Source. Philadelphia PA: University of Pennsylvania Library. Created
by the library's Schoenberg Center for
Electronic Text & Image, this multimedia site documents the work of
journalist and literary author Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945). The site includes
the full text of his first novel Sister Carrie (1900) scholarly
essays about Dreiser and archival records such as correspondence, photographs,
and a  motion picture. Date added: 2002-01-04.
- Early American
Fiction (Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library). Begun in
1996, this site provides free and restricted access to searchable/browsable
full-text works encoded in SGML and available in two downloadable formats for
portable ebook readers (Microsoft and Palm operating systems). Among the
authors whose rare first-edition works are represented are James Fenimore
Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
Edgar Allan Poe and some women authors.
- The Emergence of Advertising in
America, 1850-1920 (John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising &
Marketing History, Duke University).
Alternate URL: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award98/ncdhtml/eaahome.html (American Memory, Library of Congress). Over 9,000 digital facsimiles of
advertising publications and ephemera documenting the early history of
consumerism in the US. Many of these same products were available in Canada.
Date accessed: 2002-02-02. Date updated: 2002-02-02.
- The Emma Goldman Papers (Berkeley Digital Library, SunSite, University of California). Selected works by this American social activist and anarchist, as well as scholarly resources.
Brotherhood Collection. Washington, D.C.: American Catholic History Research Center
and University Archives, Catholic University of America. Browse or search
through selected digital facsimiles of historical documents relating to
the operations of the Fenian Brotherhood in the United States. Member of:
Washington Research Libraries
Consortium. Date accessed: 2004-07-08. Date added: 2004-07-08.
- First-Person Narratives of the American South.
Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Part of: Documenting
the American South. Also hosted by American Memory, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Alternate
URL (American Memory, Library of Congress): http://memory.loc.gov:8081/ammem/award97/ncuhtml/fpnashome.html
Searchable/browsable collection of printed texts and other works written
by Southerners. Date accessed: 2002-07-02. Date added: 2002-07-02.
- Florida Heritage Collection
(State University System of Florida) is part of the SUS
PALMM initiative and features
digital facsimiles (JPEG or PDF files) of library, archival and museum
materials. Works can be searched a variety of ways, or listed by author or
- Foreign Relations of the United States. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Digital Collections, 2006-. Summary: " ... a project of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries" , FRUS is a browsable and searchable digital facsimile of this United States Government serial. The FRUS digital version is an incomplete run between 1861 and 1980. Additional information
on FRUS, as well as electronic versions, are  available on the State Department's Office of the Historian Web site. Date accessed: 2006-01-24. Date added: 2006-01-24. Date updated: 2007-09-23.
- France in America = La France en Amé rique. Washington, D.C.: Library
of Congress Paris, France: Bibliothè que nationale de France, 2005-. A Collaborative Digital Library, part of the Global Gateway section of the
Library of Congress, this bilingual site " tells the story of the French presence in America and the interactions between the French and American peoples from the early 16th to the late 19th centuries." Date accessed: 2005-05-23. Date added: 2005-05-23.
- The Frederick Douglass
Papers at the Library of Congress  (American Memory, Library of Congress).
Browsable/searchable archives of digital facsimiles of manuscript records
and publications by and about the 19th century  African-American abolitionist.
The first release or part of the papers was announced in November 2001.
The second release is expected in 2003.
- George Washington Manuscripts at the University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, 2004. Digital facsimiles of documents relating to the start of the French and Indian War in Pennsylvania in 1754, the first shots of which were fired by George Washington. Date accessed: 2006-01-27. Date added: 2006-01-27.
- The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory (Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University, Illinois, USA). Electronic multimedia exhibit featuring HTML and digital facsimiles of archival and published accounts, along with art, music, and souvenirs describing and commemorating the October 8, 1871 Chicago city fire.
- Great Lakes
Maritime History Project: Wisconsin Maritime History Website. Part of
the Wisconsin Collaborative Library and Museum
Project, this multimedia digital collection contains content from several archival
and library repositories. Date accessed: 2004-03-25. Date added: 2004-03-25.
- The Ground Beneath Our Feet:
The Modern Virginia
History Project (Virginia Center for Digital History and Central Virginia
Educational Television Corporation). A collaborative multimedia venture
documenting Virginia's history from the Civil War to the present through
television films and the Web site.
- The Henry James Scholar's Guide to Web Sites.
New Paltz, NY: Richard D. Hathaway, Professor of English, SUNY New Paltz.
Guide to e-texts and background information by and about author Henry James.
Date accessed: 2002-04-18. Date added: 2002-04-18.
- Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH). Ithaca, NY: Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University. Search or browse full-text books and journals on home economics (housekeeping) published in the United States before 1950. Date accessed: 2005-02-12. Date added: 2005-02-12.
- Hypertexts (American
Studies, University of Virginia). Extensive set of HTML format American
literary (fiction and non-fiction) classics produced by students or linked from
other digital collections.
Alive: The Heritage and Texture of a Pivotal State During the First Century of
Statehood (1818-1918). Springfield, IL: Illinois State Historical Library and
others. This multimedia digital imaging project includes digital facsimiles
of publications and archival records, along with background resource materials.
Date added: 2001-12-18.
- In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience. New York, NY: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library. Summary: A multimedia Web site that documents through digitized images, texts, maps and educational materials the movement and treatment of African-Americans from the trans-Atlantic slave trade from the 1450s to 20th century refugees and immigrants from Haiti and Africa. You can search or browse the site by a variety of topics
and a timeline of events. Date accessed: 2005-07-24. Date added: 2005-08-02.
- The Jack London Collection. Rohnert Park, CA: Sonoma State University Library. Includes links to full-text electronic versions of London's writings, along with scholarly resources. Date updated: 2007-04-15.
- James Madison Papers. Washington, D.C.: American Memory, Library of Congress, 2005. Summary: " The James Madison Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress
consist of approximately 12,000 items captured in some 72,000 digital images.
They document the life of the man who came to be known as the " Father of the
through correspondence, personal notes, drafts of letters and
legislation, an autobiography, legal and financial documents, and miscellaneous
manuscripts. The collection is organized into six series dating from 1723 to
The collection can be browsed or searched a number of ways, including by browsing by series. Date accessed: 2005-03-28. Date added: 2005-03-28.
Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Edited by Gary E. Moulton.
" Sponsored by the University of Nebraska Press, the Center for Great Plains
Studies, and the UNL Libraries Electronic Text Center. ... Initially offering almost two hundred pages from volume four, this website will
eventually feature the full text of the journals—almost five thousand pages.
Also included are a gallery of images as well as audio files of acclaimed poet
William Kloefkorn reading selected passages." Date accessed: 2003-03-06.
Date added: 2003-03-06.
Lewis and Clark Information System. Missoula, Montana: Lewis and Clark
Education Project, EOS Education Center, University of Montana. A remarkable
synthesis of modern and historic sources through which visitors can retrace
Lewis and Clark's expedition. Date accessed: 2003-05-17. Date added: 2003-05-17.
- Lincoln/Net: The Abraham
Lincoln Historical Digitization Project. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University. Searchable/browsable
multimedia collection with SGML/HTML presentations  of writings from Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861), as well as general
works related to the history of Illinois (1818-1829), and works about Lincoln from the 19th
and 20th centuries. See also: The
Abraham Lincoln Songster. Date accessed: 2002-02-10. Date updated: 2002-02-10.
Louisiana Purchase: A Heritage Explored. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana
State Libraries. " An Online Educational Resource from LSU
Libraries Special Collections. ... The materials in this collection come from the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections of
the Louisiana State University Libraries, and the New Orleans City Archives and Louisiana Collection of
the New Orleans Public Library." Keyword searchable collection of historical
records pertaining to the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The essay " Historical Perspectives, 1682-1815"
includes links to the digitized records, which is a more useful entry point
than the keyword search. The Web site also contains Teachers' Guides and Lesson Plans,
along with links to related sites. Date accessed: 2003-05-17. Date added:
- La Louisiane franç aise, 1682-1803 = French Louisiana, 1682-1803. France: Ministè re de la culture et de la communication, 2003. A virtual exhibit on the history of France in the southeastern United States, this bilingual site includes digitized archival and published sources. Date accessed: 2005-05-23. Date added: 2005-05-23.
- Mark Twain in His
Times (Written and directed by Stephen Railton hosted by the Electronic
Text Center, University of Virginia Library). Includes full-text, searchable
electronic editions of six of Twain's most important works (fiction and
non-fiction), along with supporting research materials.
and Families Journal (Brigham Young University). No. 1 (December
1999)-. Full-text peer-reviewed journal available online in HTML format or as
Adobe PDF files.
Vancouver, Washington: Caleb Johnson, 1994-. Includes full-text primary
source documents written by the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower
and other vessels beginning in November 1620. Date accessed: 2003-07-13.
Date added: 2003-07-13.
- Meeting of
Frontiers = Встреча на границах. Washington, D.C.: American Memory, Library of Congress. Bilingual (English and
Russian), multimedia digital library from Russian and American sources about
Russian and American territorial expansion and their common experience in
Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. New content relating to the purchase of Alaska by the United States from Russia in 1867 and the 1904-1905 Russo-Japanese War, a peace treaty for which was signed at Portsmouth, New Hampshire in September 1905, was added in August 2005. Date updated: 2005-08-29.
- The Model Editions Historical
Partnership: Historical Editions in the Digital Age (Hosted by University
of South Carolina). Mini-editions in SGML/HTML format of several electronic
documentary publications covering aspects of American history
from the Revolutionary era to the 20th century, including the
First Federal Congress and the ratification of the Constitution and Bill of
Rights. Date updated: 2002-09-08.
- Mr. X, Consulting
Resologist: The Fortean Web Site of Mr. X (Mr. X, Kingston, ON, Canada).
Includes hypertext editions of Charles Hoy Fort's (1874-1923) four books, along
with other writings by and about Fort, on unexplained (when Fort wrote of them)
phenomena. Fort's writings and work is promoted today by several organizations.
The four Fort books edited by Mr. X are The Book of the Damned (1919)
New Lands (1923) Lo! (1931) and Wild Talents
Americans Electionic Texts (Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
Library). Searchable/browsable collection of writings by and about Natives
Americans from the 18th through 20th centuries. Includes many works by James
Fenimore Cooper such as The Last of the Mohicans and The
Deerslayer. Canadian author Pauline Johnson's Legends of Vancouver
(1911) is also represented.
- New Deal Network: The Great Depression,
the 1930s and the Roosevelt Administration. New York, NY: Institute for Learning Technologies,
Columbia University. Educational guide to the 1930s and Franklin D. Roosevelt's
presidency supported by a database linked to digital editions  of photographs, political cartoons, and texts (speeches, letters, and
other historic documents from the New Deal period). Date added: 2001-12-25.
New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939.
Washington, DC: American Memory, Library of Congress, 1999. Date accessed:
2004-04-17. Date added: 2004-04-17.
- The New Netherland Project (New York State Library). Contains digital facsimiles, transcriptions and translations, along with supporting background material, of historical documents relating to the Dutch colony of New Netherland.
19th-Century American Trade Card (Baker Library, Historical Collections,
Harvard Business School). Online exhibit and searchable database of one-eighth
of Harvard University's collection of 8,000 trade cards.
- Nineteenth Century
Documents Project (Furman University). Full-text archival sources in HTML
format relating to 19th century United States history. A subcollection is
Furman University's Thaddeus Stevens Papers On-Line. Site includes links to
related sites, chiefly of the Civil War period.
- On the Lower East Side: Observations of Life in Lower Manhattan at the Turn of the
Century (Compiled and edited by William Crozier and others hosted by TenantNet). Hypertext versions of articles describing life in New York City at the start of the 20th century. TenantNet also hosts illustrated, hypertext editions of the books
How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (By Jacob Riis 1890) and The Tenant Movement in New York City, 1904-1984 (Edited by Ronald Lawson
with the assistance of Mark Naison 1986).
- Our Documents: A National Initiative on American History, Civics, and Service.
Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration. This site,
designed for educational purposes, will feature 100 milestone documents
preserved by the National Archives. The first three documents are presented
in four different electronic renditions: a JPG facsimile, an HTML transcript,
and an Adobe Acrobat PDF file suitable for printing on letter size paper.
A Teacher's Toolbox provides supporting resources. The documents are being
unveiled in chronological order and range in time from 1776 to 1965. Date
accessed: 2002-09-19. Date added: 2002-09-19.
Northwest Labor Collection (Digital Collections, University of Washington
Libraries). Multimedia digital archive searchable digital facsimiles of
publications documenting the Everett, Washington, " massacre" of 1916.
Studies (Institute for Polynesian Studies, Brigham Young
University-Hawaii hosted by Digital Media Library, Brigham Young University,
Provo, Utah). Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 1977)-. As of March 2001,
searchable/browsable digital facsimile available as Adobe PDF files of issues
from vol. 1, no. 1 to vol. 20, no. 2 (June 1997) of this hardcopy journal.
Select the Limited Access link, then the Hierarchy link, then the Pacific
- PAL: Perspectives
in American Literature: A Research and Reference Guide: An
Ongoing Online Project. Paul P. Reuben. Turlock,
CA: California State University Stanislaus. Date added: 2001-01-02.
- The Papers of George
Washington (University of Virginia). Includes many digital facisimiles and
transcriptions of writings by the first president of the United States, along
with digital copies of maps, plans and portraits of Washington and his
- Paul Laurence Dunbar Digital Collections
(Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries). Selected
works by this Dayton, Ohio, poet and novelist, the first Afircan-American
to attain international literary recognition, are presented in HTML format
Arts in America, 1875-1923. New York, NY: Digital Library Collections,
New York Public Library, 2001. Multimedia digital collection on the subject
of performance arts in the United States. The collection can be searched
or browsed by format, name, title, or subject. Date accessed: 2004-04-17.
Date added: 2004-04-17.
- The Plymouth Colony
Archive Project at the University of Virginia: Archives and Analysis of
Plymouth Colony, 1620-1691 (Patricia Scott Deetz and Christopher Fennell
hosted by the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library).
Collection consists of " searchable texts, including court records, Colony laws,
17th century texts, research and seminar analysis of various topics," along
with other supporting research materials on the English colony established at
Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620.
- A Poe Webliography:
Edgar Allan Poe on the Internet. Heyward Ehrlich. Newark, NJ: Rutgers University.
Thorough coverage of Poe as represented on the Internet/Web. Contains an
annotated guide to electronic editions of Poe's writings. Date added: 2002-08-23.
- Progressive Men of the State of Montana.
Missoula, MT: Mansfield Library, University of Montana Libraries, 2004.
Browsable and searchable digital facsimile of the edition published by A.W.
Bowen & Co., Chicago, IL, ca.1903,  containing biographies of over
2,500 men and women from Montana, USA. Date accessed: 2004-08-19. Date added:
- Project Whistlestop:
Harry S. Truman Digital Archive on the Web. Independence, MO: Harry S. Truman
Library & Museum and others. Various digitized documents and other forms
of records from the Truman Library & Museum are organized and presented
for the benefit of educators and students. Date added: 2001-12-25.
- Sacramento History Online: Historic Sacramento Photograph and Document Archive. Sacramento, CA: Sacramento History Online, 2001-. Summary: " Sacramento History Online is a joint project of four Sacramento County institutions to digitize and catalog over 2000 items from their collections. The project's goal has been to document agriculture and transportation in the Sacramento region from the mid 19th to early 20th century." The site includes digitized
photographs, documents and motion pictures, along with educational resources for using the site in the classroom. Date accessed: 2005-10-22. Date added: 2005-10-22.
- Senator H. John
Heinz III Archives (Carnegie Mellon University Libraries). Search and view
digital facisimles of portions of H. John Heinz III's (1938-1991) papers as a
Republican House of Representatives member and a Senator.
- The September 11 Digital Achive: Saving the Histories of September
11, 2001. New York, NY: American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, City University of New York Graduate Center Fairfax,
VA: Center for History and New Media, George Mason University. Multimedia
electronic archive  that is collecting and  providing access to
personal and corporate records relating to the events of September 11, 2001
when two jet passenger airplanes were deliberately crashed into the World
Trade Center twin towers in New York City and both towers destroyed. The
Pentagon building in Washington, DC, was also attacked by a commandeered
passenger jet aircraft, and a third aircraft was forced down in Pennsylvania,
possibly on its way to Washington, DC,  by the passengers themselves
who overpowered the hijackers. A guide to other comparable Web sites is
available, the most important of which is The
September 11 Web Archive (Library of Congress Internet Archive WebArchivist.org). The
difference between these two sites is that the September 11 Digital Archive
is actively soliciting accounts beyond what is on the Internet/Web.  Date accessed: 2002-10-23. Date added: 2002-10-23.
- Jump to The September 11 Web Archive (Library
of Congress Internet Archive WebArchivist.org).
- The Sesquicentennial of
the Death of Edgar Allan Poe: A Commemoration (The Associates of the
University of Virginia Library and the Raven Society hosted by the Electronic
Text Center, University of Virginia Library). Searchable/browsable HTML
versions of Poe's fiction and letters.
- SIOExplorer Digital Library. San Diego, CA: Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Summary: " Data, documents and images from 822 expeditions by the Scripps Institution
of Oceanography (SIO) since 1903 are becoming
under a usage
policy through the new SIOExplorer project, and will become part of
the overall NSF-funded National Science Digital Library (NSDL).  The
effort is a collaboration among researchers at Scripps, computer scientists from the San Diego
Supercomputer Center (SDSC), and archivists and librarians from the UCSD
Library."   Date  accessed: 2005-05-23. Date  added: 2005-05-23.
- The Sixties
Project (Hosted by the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities,
University of Virginia). Eclectic collection, including primary documents, in
HTML format of the 1960s, especially the Vietnam War.
- Southeastern Native
American Documents, 1730-1842 (Digital Library of Georgia). As of March
2001, access to this searchable/browsable collection of selected digital
facsimiles is only available via GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online).
Select the link to Full-Text Books and then the link to Public Databases.
- Spain, the United
States and the American Frontier: Historias Paralelas (American Memory,
Library of Congress). Bilingual (English and Spanish) multimedia, digital
library with contributions from Spanish and American sources.
- Stephen Foster's Sketchbook. Pittsburgh, PA: Digital Research Library, University of Pittsburgh. A searchable digitized version of a sketchbook by American composer Stephen Foster (1826-1864). Date accessed: 2005-10-25. Date added: 2005-10-25.
- Their Own Words:
A Collection of Books, Letters, and Personal Accounts Reflecting Our Shared
Heritage. Carlisle, PA: DEILA Project, Dickinson College, 2003. Summary: " Their Own Words is a digital collection of books,
pamphlets, letters, and diaries, dating from the latter eighteenth through the
early twentieth century, that reflects the history of the United States. This
collection currently contains more than 22,000 individual pages of text and
corresponding transcriptions, covering a variety of topics, including: colonial
American politics U.S. politics, government, and foreign relations historical
biography and autobiography slavery and abolition the American Civil War the
temperance movement foreign travel economics medicine philosophy and
theology. This online resource is made freely available, and we believe that it
will be of value to teachers, students, and researchers at all levels of
Search options are author, title, full-text or item type  (book,
pamphlet, letter, diary) browse options are alphabetically  by author
or chronologically.  Site uses ContentDM.
Date accessed: 2003-12-19. Date added: 2003-12-19.
- Thomas Jefferson
Digital Archive (Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library).
Includes over 1,700 full-text electronic texts by or to Jefferson. All
documents are fully searchable.
- The Thoreau Reader: The
works of Henry D. Thoreau, 1817-1862 (Edited by Richard Lenat hosted by
Eserver, University of Washington). Electronic editions of Thoreau's writings
in HTML format along with supporting research materials and links to other
sites. Some of the texts are annotated with interpretive information.
- Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century.
Washington, DC: American Memory, Library of Congress, 2001. Date accessed:
2004-04-17. Date added: 2004-04-17.
- Uncle Tom's Cabin and
American Culture: A Multi-media Archive (Directed by Stephen Railton, Dept.
of English, University of Virginia hosted by the Institute for Advanced
Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia).
- United States and Brazil: Expanding Frontiers, Comparing Cultures
= O projeto Brasil e Estados Unidos: Expandindo Fronteiras, Comparando
Culturas. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Bilingual (English and
Portuguese), multimedia digital library from Brazilian and American sources. Summary:
" explores the history of Brazil, interactions between Brazil and the United
States from the eighteenth century to the present, and the parallels and
contrasts between Brazilian and American culture and history. The project is a
collaboration between the Library of Congress and the National Library of
Brazil. ... part of the Library of Congress's Global Gateway project to establish
cooperative digital libraries with national libraries around the world.."
Date accessed: 2004-03-17. Date added: 2004-03-17.
- United States Army, Center of Military History (Fort Lesley J. McNair,  Washington, DC),
Bookshelves. Electronic publications (books, articles and brochures)  in
HTML format relating to the history of the U.S. Army. Date added: 2001-12-31.
- United States Army, General
Dennis J. Reimer Training and Doctrine Digital Library. Many publications
relating to soldier training and technical manuals can be downloaded. Date
- United States Army, Military History Institute (Carlisle Barracks, PA),
MHI Digital Library.
A large collection of digital facsimiles in Adobe Acrobe PDF of papers on
various military actions around the world from ancient civilization to the
present. The documents are listed alphabetically by title or chronologically
by time period or dates of conflict. Date added: 2001-12-31.
- The Valley
of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War (Edward L. Ayers,
Professor of History, University of Virginia, and others hosted by the
Virginia Center for Digital History). Quoting from this site: " The project is a
hypermedia archive of thousands of sources for the period before, during, and
after the Civil War for Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County,
Pennsylvania. Those sources include newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs,
maps, church records, population census, agricultural census, and military
records." In addition to a Web version, W.W. Norton also published a CD-ROM
- Virgin Land: The
American West as Symbol and Myth: Henry Nash Smith (American Studies,
University of Virginia). Electronic edition of Smith's landmark 1950 book along
with many subcollections of texts and supporting research material suggested by
his thesis. See also Digital Collections by
Jamestown (Directed by Crandall A. Shifflett, Professor of History and
Director of Graduate Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University hosted by the Virginia Center for Digital History). This site is
intended to document the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia, and commemorate
the 400th anniversary of its founding in 2007. Virtual Jamestown includes a
subcollection titled Virginia Runaways with searchable/browsable digital
facsimiles and transcriptions of 18th-century Virginia newspaper advertisements
for runaway slaves. Other types of printed matter relating to slaves is also
- Walt Whitman,
1819-1892 (Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library).
Searchable/browsable electronic versions of Whitman's poetry and prose.
Includes links to The Walt Whitman Hypertext Archive and
Leaves of Grass,
The Calamus Revisions edited by Thomas Lukas.
- The Walt
Whitman Hypertext Archive (Directed by Kenneth M. Price, University of
Nebraska, and Ed Folsom, University of Iowa hosted by the Institute for
Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia). Includes
SGML-encoded, HTML displays and digital facsimiles of Whitman's publications,
manuscripts, notebooks, letters, and reviews of his work.
- Western Waters Digital Library. Salt Lake City, UT: Greater Western Library Alliance, 2004-. Summary: " The Western Waters Digital Library (WWDL) contains government reports, classic water literature,
legal transcripts, water project records, personal papers, photographic collections, and video
materials about the Columbia, Colorado, Platte, and Rio Grande river basins. ... The WWDL is a collaborative regional project created by twelve university libraries in eight western states." Date accessed: 2008-02-21. Date added: 2008-02-21.
by Sea: A Maritime Perspective on American Expansion, 1820-1890. Mystic
Seaport, Connecticut: Mystic Seaport Museum. Hosted by American Memory,
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Alternate URL: Not Yet Available (Mystic
Seaport Museum). Searchable/browsable multimedia collection of works documenting
maritime activities which extended American influence into the Pacific Ocean.
Date accessed: 2002-02-02. Date added: 2002-02-02.
- The Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers. Washington,
DC: American Memory, Library of Congress, 2003. Digitized items from the
Manuscript Division and the Prints and Photographs Division pertaining to
the Wright brothers' efforts to create the " world's first powered, controlled and sustained flight. Included in the
collection are correspondence, diaries and notebooks, scrapbooks, drawings,
printed matter, and other documents, as well as the Wrights' collection of
glass-plate photographic negatives." Date accessed: 2004-03-27. Date added:
at Salem Village, Now Danvers, Massachusetts (Electronic Text Center,
University of Virginia Library). Searchable/browsable collection documenting
the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials (all the court documents) and their aftermath
on the American consciousness. Site also includes maps and other archival
records relating to Salem Village and witchcraft in general.
- Women Working, 1870-1930. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Library, 2002-. Part of: Open Collections Program, Harvard University Library. Digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University's library and museum collections that explore women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression. The collections can be browsed or searched. Date accessed: 2005-02-12.
Date added: 2005-02-12.
- Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence,
1940-1950. Washington, DC: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
Hosted by: American Memory, Library of Congress. Search or browse digital
facsimiles of selected letters between Guthrie and staff of the Archive of American Folk Song (now the Archive of Folk Culture,
American Folklife Center). Date accessed: 2002-02-09. Date added: 2002-02-09.
- Wright American Fiction, 1851-1875.
Bloomington, Indiana: Digital Library Program, Indiana University. Based
on the bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875 by Lyle Wright, this
project's goal is to include every book-length work of fiction published
by an American author between 1851 and 1875 (around 3,000 titles). As of
September  2005, over 2,880 works by more than 1,450 authors are viewable. Some
works are available in both digital facsimile form and encoded in SGML.
Works can be browsed by author or keyword searched. Date accessed: 2002-02-02.
Date added: 2002-02-02. Date updated: 2005-10-26.
- The Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress.
Washington, DC: American Memory, Library of Congress, 2004. Digital facsimiles  of
10 plays by Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), an African-American author,
anthropologist, and folklorist. Date accessed: 2004-03-22. Date added: 2004-03-22.
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