United States (1877-1929): Specialized Collections

August 18, 2016

Europeana 1914-1918

Collection of primary documents on World War I from national libraries in Europe as well as members of the public. Includes diaries, letters, photos, films, documents and postcards.

July 8, 2016

North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories

Database documenting the experiences in North America of immigrants from across the globe. The collection can be searched by facets such as 'age when writing', 'point of departure', and 'occupation', etc. or can be browsed by place ('where written', 'where sent', 'discussed'), nationality, and personal events experienced.

January 5, 2016

1914-1918-Online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War

Online reference work on World War One with contributions from historians and researchers from many countries.

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. From the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1836-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. From the Library of Congress.

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

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.

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