United States (1877-1929): Specialized Collections

December 8, 2009

National Archives Experience: Digital Vaults

Hundreds of primary source documents, photographs, drawings, maps and other American history materials drawn from the holdings of the National Archives. Large collections on aviation and space, civil rights, Civil War, founders and founding documents, presidents, and World War II. Images can be used in papers and presentations.

October 7, 2008

Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and Its Neighborhoods 1889-1963

Primary sources on the history of the social settlement movement and Hull-House, immigrant communities in Chicago, and reformer Jane Addams.

August 15, 2008

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. From the Library of Congress.

August 15, 2008

Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930

Harvard University Library digital collection of primary source materials (books, pamphlets, photographs, maps, manuscripts, diaries, etc.) providing a window into the lives of ordinary immigrants to the United States. Focus is on voluntary immigration in the 19th century.

August 15, 2008

Brooklyn Newsstand

Full text of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1841 – 1955) and Booklyn Life (1890 – 1924).

August 15, 2008

Women Working, 1800-1930

Digitized books, manuscripts, images, magazines, and catalogs from Harvard University libraries and museums on women in the U.S. economy from 1800-1930.

August 15, 2008

Red Scare

Collection of political cartoons and images published in American magazines between 1918 and 1921.

August 15, 2008

Historic Pittsburgh

Collection of primary and secondary sources related to the history of Pittsburgh and the surrounding region from the 18th century to the early 20th century. The site includes over 300 books, nearly 600 maps, census schedules, and a timeline.

August 15, 2008

Medicine and Madison Avenue

Images of 600+ health-related advertisements printed in newspapers and magazines from the 1910s to the 1950s. Ads illustrate the variety and evolution of marketing images for a wide range of products, such as: household cleaners, vitamins, pain relievers, and diet aids. Also includes historical documents (i.e. reports, editorials, radio scripts) that relate to the creation and influence of health-related advertisements.

August 15, 2008

Suffragists Oral History Project

Collection of oral histories documenting the activities of leaders and participants in the women's suffrage movement in the United States.


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