The digital collections and online resources of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of primary source and educational materials related to the local history for each U.S. state and territory.
Part of the digitized image collections, these architectural and engineering records can be useful in researching local history and genealogy.
These research guides provide additional digital and print state-specific resources.
Telephone directories are used by genealogists and historians to identify people and businesses from a particular place and era.
The following online map collections include maps and views of cities, counties, battlefields, transportation, and general geography. Explore each collection using the search box on the upper-right. Type in city or town names to view related items. Search all digitized map collections to find additional local and state geographical documentation of communities from the colonial era to present day.
Historic newspapers also provide important content for historical and genealogical research.
The Library's manuscript collections provide a wealth of research materials related to important individuals in state and local history.
The Library of Congress has digitized a wealth of unique and historical visual materials important when researching local and family history.
The resources on this site are designed for teachers of elementary through high school teachers and students.
These web pages highlight important events connected to particular dates in history.
The Veterans History Project collects and preserves the remembrances of American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them.