Friday, 27 August 2010

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HerStory Scrapbook
The HerStory Scrapbook focuses on the final four years of the women’s suffrage campaign, as reported by The New York Times. From 1917 - 1920, The Times published over 3,000 articles, letters, and editorials about the women who were fighting for, and against, suffrage. The HerStory Scrapbook includes more than 900 of the most interesting pieces, as if someone had saved the original articles from The Times in a scrapbook.
Watergate Exhibit Background
Various extracts of materials (audio and print) related to Watergate, collated and put online by the Nixon Library.
Florida Digital Military Newspaper Library
The Digital Military Newspaper Library is a pilot project to house, organize and preserve contemporary and historic military newspapers and periodicals. These newspapers represent Naval and Air Force bases from many geographical regions around the state of Florida and will include Kennedy Space Center, a submarine base at King’s Bay Georgia, the Panama Canal Zone, and two newspapers in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Digital Military Newspaper Library's future goal is to present the military perspective by offering full geographical representation of historic through current issues of US military newspapers from Florida and the Caribbean.
US National Archives on YouTube
The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
The Valley Project details life in two American communities, one Northern and one Southern, from the time of John Brown's raid through the era of Reconstruction. The archive contains thousands of original letters and diaries, newspapers and speeches, census and church records, from Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
U S Civil War Diaries
A collection of eight digitised versions of diaries covering the US Civil War
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation brings together online the records and acts of Congress from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention through the 43rd Congress, including the first three volumes of the Congressional Record, 1873-75.
Ulysses S. Grant Collection at
Digitised versions of Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs, and first & second Inaugural addresses.
The Papers of Jefferson Davis
The Papers of Jefferson Davis, a documentary editing project based at Rice University in Houston, Texas, is publishing a multi-volume edition of his letters and speeches, several of which can be found on this web site. The site also provides extensive information on Davis and his family and numerous images.
Historical Documents of the United States
Electronic versions of : * Declaration of Independence * U.S. Constitution * The Bill of Rights * The Federalist Papers * Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789 * Guide to American Historical Documents Online * Charters of Freedom from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
The Editorials on Secession Project
When completed, this site will provide access to over 2,000 newspaper editorials detailing the shifting tides of emotion and opinion in the 16 months leading to Southern secession and the American Civil War.
Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes fourteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
WWW guide to American Civil War & Reconstruction September 2006
The American Civil War Homepage
Links to many resources about the Civil War
Foreign Relations of the United States
This digital facsimile of Foreign Relations of the United States is a project of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries. This is an incomplete run from 1861-1960 with missing volumes being added as they can be acquired and processed.
Hard Hat Riots: an online history project
The site has four sections, each one a different way of entering the story of the hard hat riots. If you click on "Newspapers" or "Photos," you will then be able to explore news stories or photographs from the time period. "Places" allows you to go to one of three sites of conflict on May 8: Wall Street, City Hall, or Pace College. "Hindsight" contains commentary by writers looking back on the events of 1970.

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