Digital Resources

  • American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology: Text of interviews with former slaves. Interviews were conducted by writers for the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s.
  • A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns:Documents elections in the early decades of the American republic, this database allows access to returns for federal, state and local elections 1787-1825.
  • Atlas of Historical County Boundaries:This online geographical tool includes data on every county in the United States from 1634 through 2000, including changes in boundary and name.
  • Dust Bowl Migration Digital Archives: Interviews with Dust Bowl migrants to Kern County.
  • FBI Electronic Reading Room: Declassified and frequently requested FBI files on famous people or events.
  • The History Cooperative: Non-profit resource sharing venture makes scholarly resources available online for research use. Includes full text journals, conference proceedings, maps, manuscript collections and more.
  • Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Collection of source materials compiled by Fordham University
  • Jefferson Digital Archive: Scholarship about and papers of Thomas Jefferson.
  • Making of America: Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. Particularly strong in education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 19th century journal articles. (Cornell)
  • Making of America: Digital library of primary sources, from the antebellum period through reconstruction. Particularly strong in education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Provides full-text access to monograph volumes and important 19th century journals. (University of Michigan)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project: Papers of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.at Stanford University
  • Meeting of Frontiers: Library of Congress website on American exploration of the West and the meeting of frontiers in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Access to digitized research collections.
  • Papers of Abraham Lincoln: From the Library of Congress
  • Presidential Libraries: National Archives and Records Administration links to all twelve presidential libraries.
  • Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts: U.S. Census Bureau: Historical statistics complied by the United States government from colonial times to present.
  • Women’s History: Lists annotated links of various comprehensive sources of U.S. and global women and gender history.
  • Women Working 1870-1930: Digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard’s library and museum collections.
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