Friday, 30 July 2010

New sites saved on our delicious page

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
The Atlas presents in maps and text complete data about the creation and all subsequent changes (dated to the day) in the size, shape, and location of every county in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia. It also includes non-county areas, unsuccessful authorizations for new counties, changes in county names and organization, and the temporary attachments of non-county areas and unorganized counties to fully functioning counties. The principal sources for these data are the most authoritative available: the session laws of the colonies, territories, and states that created and changed the counties. The historical scope covers every day, starting in the early 1600s and extending through the end of the year 2000.
Faulkner at Virginia: an audio archive
Audio recordings and transcripts of William Faulkner’s sessions with audiences at the University of Virginia in 1957 and 1958, during his two terms as UVA’s first Writer-in-Residence. The site also includes an introduction to the archive as well as essays, news articles, photographs and other materials to provide backgrounds to the writer, the times and the place.
Frontier to Heartland: Four Centuries in Central North America
255 selected images from the collections of the Newberry Library in Chicago, illustrating the history of Central North America. Includes thematic galleries and 'perspectives' - commentary on the images from various points of view.
North Carolina Maps
North Carolina Maps is a comprehensive, online collection of historic maps of the Tar Heel State. Featuring maps from three of the state's largest map collections -- the North Carolina State Archives, the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the Outer Banks History Center -- North Carolina Maps provides an unprecedented level of access to these materials. North Carolina Maps contains more than 3,000 maps, ranging in date from the late 1500s to 2000, and including detailed maps for each of North Carolina's one hundred counties.
University of Houston Digital Library
The Digital Library makes available digital collections of materials documenting the University of Houston, city of Houston, and state of Texas, as well as other historically and culturally significant materials.
Commonwealth College Fortnightly
Commonwealth College Fortnightly is the 14-volume run of the newsletter of Commonwealth College, a controversial labor college that operated near Mena, Arkansas, from 1924 to 1940. Digitized by the Special Collections Department of the University of Arkansas Libraries, the newsletter affords an inside look at an institution devoted to cooperative living and labor education, for which the FBI investigated it, eventually cleared the college of promoting free love, Bolshevism, and Communism. Among its “Commoner” graduates was future six-term Arkansas governor Orval E. Faubus, who fought the desegregration of Little Rock Central High in 1957. (Description from ALA Digital Library of the Week blog)
The University of Arizona Library Digital Collections
Digitised special collections from the University of Arizona Library, including many historic papers and photographs. Collections can be browsed or searched, and items can be saved into favourites.
Text of agreements reported to Congress under Case Act
Full text of treaties and international agreements as reported to Congress, covering 1982- (incomplete and unedited prior to 2006).
Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS)
Online version of TIAS. Incomplete, but contains full-text of treaties and other agreements from 1996-2001


Michele said...

Thank you so much for including the University of Houston Digital Library on your delicious page.

Nicci said...

So excited that you featured the UH Digital Library on your blog post! Thank you!

Jane said...

You're welcome! Hopefully some of our users here in Oxford will find your resources helpful :)