This digital collection illuminates specific moments in the history of Ohio's African-Americans and provides an overview of their experiences during the time period 1850 to 1920 in the words of the people that lived them.
The African-American Experience in Ohio 1850-1920 is a digital collection brought together from a number of individual sources specifically for this project. These sources include manuscript collections, newspaper articles, serials, photographs, and pamphlets.
The California Digital Newspaper Collection contains over 400,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-1922, including the first California newspaper, the Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, the Daily Alta California. It also contains issues of several current California newspapers that are part of a pilot project to preserve and provide access to contemporary papers.
The Cornell University Library Digital Collections include books, photographs, pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, geospatial data, multimedia, images, maps, sound recordings, video clips, manuscripts, letters, diaries, etc. across a wide variety of subject areas. Collections range from the digitized "Cunieform Library" and "Liberian Law" to "Historical Aerial Photographs of New York" and "Kinematic Models for Design Digital Library."
The Denver Public Librarys Western History/Genealogy Department collection of over 50,000 digitized photographs (formerly Photoswest) chronicles the people, places and events that shaped the settlement and growth of the Western United States. It is representative of works of many outstanding photographers. Subjects include the Plains, Mountain, and Southwestern tribes of Native Americans pioneers railroads mining and Colorado's mining boom Denver and Colorado towns Buffalo Bills Wild West Show African Americans and the 10th Mountain Division ski troops. New images continue to be added, chronicling the ongoing development of Western America.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of Americas libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world with millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more. DPLA is funded by grants from a number of foundations and government agencies.
Documenting the American South (DocSouth), a digital publishing initiative sponsored by the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture. It supplies teachers, students, and researchers at every educational level with a wide array of titles they can use for reference, studying, teaching, and research.
Digital Horizons was established in 2007 by a consortium including: Concordia College Archives, Moorhead, Minn.; NDSU Institute for Regional Studies & University Archives, Fargo, N.D.; Prairie Public Broadcasting, Fargo, N.D.; and State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, N.D.
Digital Horizons provides, maintains, and preserves a wide range of historical and significant content related to North Dakota and Minnesota.
The University of Michigan Library Digital Collections site provides access to over 260 digital collections of images, texts, and more from libraries and museums across the UM campus and the region. With over a million digital objects, the collections cross a wide variety of subject areas and disciplines, ranging from American Culture and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology to Japanese Studies and Natural Resources and Environment. Most collections are accessible to the public and include books, journals, photographs, pamphlets, geospatial data, multimedia, images, manuscripts, etc.
These digital collections document diverse elements of the history of Middle Tennessee State University, Rutherford County and the mid-state. Some of the collections included are:
Buchanan Family Collection: This collection documents the family of James McGill Buchanan (1919-2013), MTSU alumnus and 1986 winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics.
Cannon County (TN) Collection: This collection includes photographs of agricultural activities in Cannon County, TN that were taken by W.L. Clement, District Conservationist for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, and his assistants between the mid-1940s and mid-1970s.
Cedar Glades Studies Collection: Cedar glades are an endangered ecosystem that are globally rare. These extremely rare habitats are found primarily in Middle Tennessee and a few localities in other southeastern states.
Milton Collection: A collection of 19th century documents from the Milton community in eastern Rutherford County, most associated with the Bilbro family. Importantly, the ledgers of Dr. Bilbro document many names of families who lived in and near Milton in the mid-19th century.
Shades of Gray and Blue: In Tennessee, we have all heard stories of life and death on the states Civil War battlefields, but what happened to the men, women, and children who stayed at home? Their stories, seen through the lens of the objects that were a part of their daily lives, reflect the ways Tennesseans adapted, coped, and thrived during the war.
Stones River Battlefield Historic Landscape Collection: The Stones River Battlefield Historic Landscape Project documents the history of people, land use, and nature in the Stones River Battlefield area. Of special interest are the history of the post-Civil War racialized landscape the many ways in which the battle has been commemorated, from the construction of Hazen Monument in 1863 to the establishment and development of Stones River National Battlefield.
The Online Archive of California (OAC) provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 200 contributing institutions including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California and collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses.
Penn State's Digitized Collections cover a wide range of subject areas, including agriculture, the Civil War era, geology and geography of Pennsylvania, labor history, Pennsylvania history, Penn State history, and political protest. Types of collection materials include books, correspondence,exhibits, image collections, indexes, journals, manuscripts, maps, multimedia, newspapers,thematic collections, theses and dissertations, and yearbooks. Many of these collections were digitized from holdings in the Special Collections Library.
The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas. Created and maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries, the Portal leverages the power of hundreds of content partners across the state to provide a vibrant, growing collection of resources.
The Robert Runyon Photograph Collection of the South Texas Border Area, a collection of over 8,000 items, is a unique visual resource documenting the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the early 1900s. Donated by the Runyon family to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History in 1986, it includes glass negatives, lantern slides, nitrate negatives, prints, and postcards, representing the life's work of commercial photographer Robert Runyon (1881-1968), a longtime resident of South Texas. His photographs document the history and development of South Texas and the border, including the Mexican Revolution, the U.S. military presence at Ft. Brown and along the border prior to and during World War I, and the growth and development of the Rio Grande Valley.
A few big cities and many more small towns long ago made the Mid-Atlantic states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut one of the most densely populated regions in North America. This website presents 12,000 photographs of those three states as they were captured in stereoscopic views from the 1850s to the 1910s. In addition to showing buildings and street scenes in cities, towns, and villages the photographs show farming, industry, transportation, homes, businesses, local celebrations, natural disasters, people, and costumes. The photographs belong to the Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views in the Photography Collection, Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints & Photographs at The New York Public Library.
Available through this website are all the newspapers printed in Wyoming between 1849 and 1922. More than 800,000 newspaper pages have been converted from microfilm to a digital format. The entire collection of newspapers can be searched by specified towns or counties, by certain dates, or by a specific title. The text is searchable, including news articles, news briefs, obituaries and other items of interest.
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is a national association that provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all people.