Friday, 14 January 2011

New sites saved on our delicious page, and new post on the resources blog

John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Digital Archives
The Digital Archives provides access to a growing collection of searchable digitized historical documents, images and materials. Archivists at the JFK Library are working to digitize and make available to the public all of our archival and museum holdings, beginning with the papers of President John F. Kennedy and his administration.
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade database has information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the 16th and 19th centuries. You can search and browse the database by voyage and by names.
Google News Archive
Listing and full-text access to thousands of newspaper issues digitised by Google, including many American titles from the 19th and 20th centuries. Once you click on a title, you can browse the page images via a chronology.
Doris Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History (University of Oklahoma)
he Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History online provides access to typescripts of interviews (1967 -1972) conducted with hundreds of Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective nations and tribes. Related are accounts of Indian ceremonies, customs, social conditions, philosophies, and standards of living. Members of every tribe resident in Oklahoma were interviewed. The collection includes the original tapes on which the interviews were recorded, as well as microfiche copies of the typescripts. The digital representation of the typescripts are organized by tribe but may be searched by interviewee, by interviewer, by tape number, or by keyword searching of the full-text of the transcript.
Top 50 American History Blogs (History Masters)
A listing of some recommended blogs covering all periods of American history (and some more global ones too).
University of Mississippi Libraries Digital Collections
Portal to the Digital Collections from the University of Mississippi Libraries. Collections include: Civil War Archive, Integration at the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State Textbook Purchasing Board Minutes, United States v Mississippi Interogatory Answers, Mississippi Women Suffrage Association, CK Berryman cartoons (of Senator Pat Harrison), Presidential Debate Collection Photographs (Obama v McCain), Elijah Fleming Collection and Class of 1861.
Ann Curthoys and Marilyn Lake - Connected Worlds: History in Transnational Perspective (ebook download)
Supplementary reading for MSt US History week 1 HT.
Mapping America - Census Bureau 2005-9 American Community Survey -
Interactive maps showing local data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey 2005-2009 across the US. Maps are available for race & ethnicity, income, housing & families, and education.
North Carolina Digital Repository
The North Carolina Digital Collections is a collaborative effort, bringing together items held in the physical collections of the State Archives and State Library of North Carolina. The primary focus is on documentary and state government information from and about North Carolina.
A map of American slavery
One of the most important maps of the Civil War was also one of the most visually striking: the United States Coast Survey’s map of the slaveholding states, which clearly illustrates the varying concentrations of slaves across the South. Abraham Lincoln loved the map and consulted it often; it even appears in a famous 1864 painting of the president and his cabinet.
“Transnations” Among “Transnations”? The Debate on Transnational History in the United States and Germany
Core reading for week 1 Hilary Term, MSt US History

And while I'm posting anyway, here's a quick reminder about the VHL resources blog, which now has a new post on accessing US newspapers in Oxford.  Also, don't forget that as of tomorrow we are open on Saturdays throughout Hilary Term, 10am-2pm!

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