See also Military Research Links - History Section and Oklahoma History Research Links

The LRC's History Research Online Tutorial

The LRC's Finding Primary Sources Online Tutorial

African Americans:

African-American Archaeology and African Diaspora Archaeology Resources

African American Resource Center collects, preserves and provides access to resources honoring and documenting the experiences of people of African descent.

African American Sites in the Digital Collections of the Library of Congress.

African American World - Contains history, arts & culture, race & society, and timeline sections with content from NPR and PBS. The reference room that links to all relevant NPR and PBS sites.

Black History Resources and Links from the National Archives.

Civil Rights History Project -  Search or browse audiovisual and oral history collections across the country.

Digitial Schomberg for Research on Black Culture - Online exhibitions, photographs, articles, and books.

Harlem History - Discusses the neighborhood, arts and culture, and politics.

AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History - Primary source documents related to U.S History.

America from the Great Depression to World War II - Contains over 164,000 photos taken from 1935 to 1945 by the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information.

Americapedia - Bill of Rights Institute online resource for information on Civic Values, The Constitution, Documents, Landmark Supreme Court Cases, and Famous People.

American Folklife Center - Browse collections like the Veterans History Project or search the Folklife Sourcebook. 

American History Resources and Links - from the National Archives. Find information about general history resources on the Internet as well as specific events in history and special topics.

American Memory (Library of Congress) - Consists of primary source and archival materials relating to American culture and history. Research Guides and Finding Aids  and Finding Primary Sources.

Annenberg History Video Series  Some titles that might be of interest:

A Biography of America - Presents history not simply as a series of irrefutable facts to be memorized, but as a living narrative.

Bridging World History - Looks at global patterns through time, seeing history as an integrated whole. Companion website.

Democracy in America  - A video course in civics, covers topics of civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions recommended by The Civics Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Out of the Past - Use this humanistic approach to archaeology and anthropology to make connections between past civilizations and modern societies, looking at how societies function and change.

The Western Tradition - Covering the ancient world through the age of technology, this illustrated lecture by Eugen Weber presents a tapestry of political and social events woven with many strands — religion, industry, agriculture, demography, government, economics, and art.

Asian American Voices at Digital History - Explains events in Asian American history in a straightforward manner.

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School : Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy - A great source for primary source materials.

Best of History Websites - Links categorized by the period/type of history covered. Over 800 history-related web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy, and usefulness. With helpful sections like: Ancient History, Art History, Medieval History, World War II History, and Research links.

Best of the Humanities on the Web -- EDSITEment, The Best of the Humanities on the Web offers links to Web sites, lesson plans, student resources, and more that cover a wide range of humanities subjects, from American history to literature, world history and culture, language, art, and archaeology. 

British Library, Learning at - Primary Sources on British colonial life, cookery, shipwrecks and smuggling, medical cures, tourist guidebooks, dictionaries, and regional dialects.

Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents - By the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Contains numerous primary source documents listed in chronological order.

Civil War (See Military Research Links History Section)

Civitas - a peer-reviewed journal that promotes scholarship concerning the Humanities and Social Sciences as they relate to citizenship studies. Articles may help with research in American studies, social studies, history, politics, or any Oklahoma-focused discipline.

Cold War International History Project - Aims to show both sides of the Cold War. Contains a virtual archive, documents, publications, etc.

Conversations with History - Over 500 interviews with historical figures from the last half of the 20th Century.

Cornell University Library: Historical Monographs - An online collection of selected monographs with expired copyrights chosen from a variety of disciplines.

Digital History - Highlights events in history of the U.S. from the time of the indigenous people to the present, using digitized documents, audio and video clips, and essays. Includes timelines, maps, oral histories, lesson plans, glossaries, links to other websites, and more.

Documenting the American South- A digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. 

Elizabethan England:

Life in Elizabethan England: A Compendium of Common Knowledge - Information on weddings, occupations, and other aspects of daily life.

Renaissance: The Elizabethan World- Related Sites Links to over 100 recommended Renaissance and Elizabethan resources on the web.

Eurodocs  - Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations. 

Great Depression:

America from the Great Depression to World War II - Contains over 164,000 photos taken from 1935 to 1945 by the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information.

New Deal Network - An educational guide to the Great Depression of the 1930s, is sponsored by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. Contains a digital library and pictures.

History Digital Collections and Content search or browse resources from IMLS supported libraries, museums, and archives.

Historical United States Census Data Browser - Census data from 1790 to 1970.

History Engine - An ever-growing collection of historical articles or "episodes" that share individual snippets of daily life throughout American history from the broadest national event to the simplest local occurrence.

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web - gateway to web resources as well as a repository of unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence.

History on the Web - U.S. History, History by Region of the World, and by Topic.  

In Our Time History Archive - A BBC radio program on the history of ideas.

In the First Person is a free collection of letters, diaries, oral histories, and other personal narratives.

Internet History Sourcebooks -  A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts (mostly primary sources) for educational use.

Internet Public Library's History and War Pathfinders - Categories of links, resources, and tips for researching.

Historical Maps - See Map Research Links

History Associations on the 'Net

ItunesU - Educational content from hundreds of universities including lectures, slideshows, PDFs, films, exhibit tours and audiobooks, most of it available for free. For PCs, download free Quicktime with itunes.

Japanese American Relocation Camps in Arizona 1942-1946.

League of Nations Photo Archive - Digital archive, created at Indiana University. Also included are several illustrated books about the League. 

Making of America Collection - Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

Map History - History of Cartography -- Includes old and non-current maps.

Medieval History NetSERF- Categorized lists of recommended links.

Native Americans: 

American Indian Heritage Resources - Recommended websites for students.

American Indian History Recommended Resources

American Indian Studies

"Indian Boarding Schools: Civilizing the Native Spirit" invites students to explore the forced acculturation of American Indians through government-run boarding schools.  In the late 1800s, thousands of Native American children were sent to live in these schools with the aim of changing their traditions and customs.   

Western History Photography Collection - Contains some 100,000 images and catalog records of North American Indians, pioneers, railroads, mining, Denver and Colorado towns, city, farm, and ranch life, recreation, scenery, news events, and numerous other subjects and states. 

Newspapers (Historical):

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online - popular New York City afternoon newspaper from 1841 to 1902

Chronicling America - From the Library of Congress read newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Historical Newspapers Online - free online U.S. historical newspapers.

NYPL Digital Gallery - a gateway to digital information representing the extraordinary collections (historic maps, photographs, illustrated books, illuminated manuscripts, sounds files, and more) of the NY Public Library.

OAIster ... Find the Pearls - Database that searches over 23 million open access resources in digital collections around the world.

Online Library of Liberty - Hundreds of full-length classic texts which have contributed to the understanding of the nature of individual liberty, limited and constitutional government, and the free market.

Our Documents - Explore 100 milestone documents of American history.

Outline of U.S. History - Includes the full book, historians on America, timeline, photo gallery, and U.S. history in brief. From the Archive. 

Perseus Digital Library  - A digital library of photography, manuscripts, art, and more relating to the Humanities. Sections include: Classics, Papyri, English Renaissance, Boyle Papers, and more.

"Picturing Modern America" helps students learn about modern America (1880-1920) by analyzing primary sources.  Topics include immigration, the city, women and suffrage, industrialization, the West, children's lives, leisure time, progressive reform, and World War I.  

Presidents of the United States:

American Presidency Project - Contains over 55,000 documents related to the study of the Presidency.

American Presidents - Contains oral histories, recordings, speeches, audio presentations about the presidents, and more. Non-partisan resource available on the history and function of the American presidency. From the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs, the nation's leading research institute for the study of the American presidency.

Lincoln/Net - Presents materials from Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861), supplemented by resources from Illinois' early years of statehood (1818-1829). 

POTUS: Presidents of the United States - Background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included to enrich this site.

Public Papers of the President of the United States - Presidential papers made available for the public. 

Primary Documents of American History

Primary Sources Finding Guide from The Library of Congress

Renaissance: The Elizabethan World - Related Sites Links to over 100 recommended Renaissance and Elizabethan resources on the web. 

Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis and Clark and the Revealing of America - looks at historical maps, relations with Indians, and expedition artifacts -- the blunderbuss, Jefferson's secret message to Congress, his instructions for Meriwether Lewis, and speeches.

Shmoop US History Guides: Analysis, Dates, People, Places, Cram Sheets - Shmoop is written in student-friendly language. Shmoop content is written primarily by Ph.D. and Masters students from top universities, like Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, and Yale.

September 11 and Terrorism: See Military Links - History section.

State Digital Resources: Memory Projects, Online Encyclopedias, and Historical & Cultural Materials Collections.

University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections  - Features photographs, documents, audio visual materials, and more in various special collections.

Voices from the Dust Bowl -- documents the everyday life of residents of Farm Security Administration (FSA) migrant work camps in central California in 1940 and 1941.

Wars  (See Military Research Links History Section) 

Western History Photography Collection - Contains some 100,000 images and catalog records of North American Indians, pioneers, railroads, mining, Denver and Colorado towns, city, farm, and ranch life, recreation, scenery, news events, and numerous other subjects and states. 


American Women's History: A Research Guide

Library of Congress: American Women -  Each section includes resources on the LOC site and links to external sites.

Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture Databases and Recommended Links:

African American Women, Civil War Women, and Women's Liberation Movement.

Working Women, 1800-1930 -- Harvard University Library -- The collection now contains approximately 500,000 digitized pages and images of selected rare and historical books, institutional papers, personal papers, diaries, and photographs.

WSSLinks: Women and Gender Studies Web Sites

World Culture & Resources - The Library of Congress' Global Gateway.

World Digital Library - Makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials. Made possible by the Library of Congress, UNESCO, and 32 partner institutions.

World History Matters - Offers guides and model strategies for analyzing images, maps, newspapers, and other primary sources. Case studies, written by teachers. A guide to ‘100 top online primary source archives’ presents resources by region (e.g., Africa, Europe) and time period (e.g., early civilization, revolutions).

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