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U. S. History

Historical Exhibits and Documents Collections

  • African American Odyssey
    This Special Presentation of the Library of Congress exhibition, The African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, showcases the Library's incomparable African-American collections.
  • American Memory
    American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
  • Discovering Lewis & Clark
    Online since 1998, Discovering Lewis & Clark® is a hyperhistory in progress. It is enhanced by at least one new interpretive episode each month, employing a variety of multmedia techniques.
  • History Matters
    Designed for high school and college teachers and students, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history.
  • Jefferson Digitial Archive  Over 1700 items, including some color manuscript images, texts, quotations, bibliography and other resources.
  • Library of Congress - Digital Collections  These collections contain numerous photographs, videos, manuscripts and documents, which can be valuable primary sources for many kinds of research.
  • Lincoln Institute
    The Lincoln Institute concentrates on providing support and assistance to scholars and groups involved in the study of the life of American's 16th President.
  • Making of America
    Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
  • National Civil Rights Museum
    Offers an overview of the civil rights movement in exhibit form
  • National Women's History Project
    The National Women's History Project's mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs.
  • People at War: World War II
    This exhibit highlights the contributions of the thousands of Americans, both military and civilian, who served their country during World War II.
  • Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the Civil War  The Valley of the Shadow is a digital archive of primary sources that document the lives of people in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, during the era of the American Civil War.
  • Vietnam Center and Archive
    The mission of the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience.
  • Virtual Jamestown
    The Virtual Jamestown Archive is a digital research, teaching and learning project that explores the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and "the Virginia experiment."
  • The World of 1898: The Spanish American War
    This presentation provides resources and documents about the Spanish-American War, the period before the war, and some of the fascinating people who participated in the fighting or commented about it.
  • Founders Early Access
    Rotunda’s Founding Era Collection is an integrated research environment that covers the correspondence of a number of key figures from America’s founding era.
  • Chronicling America  Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Web Sites on African American History

Web Sites for Images