Subject Guide for History and Biography
Explore an era or analyze an event in American History.
Includes primary source documents, images, timelines, biographies and thousands of entries on African American history.
Contains tribe Index, culture area index, biographies, events, primary sources, images and learning centers.
This database covers six civilizations: Africa, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica from the early Hominids 3 to 5 million years ago to flourishing cultures in 600 CE.
Contains basic facts about servicemen who served during the Civil War and regimental histories.
A social history resource; how others lived and live their lives, and how their lives shaped ours
This resource brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.
An authoritative, digital library of information on American and world popular culture from the 1900s to the present. Browse by decade or search by item or event.
History and Biography
Access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. Collections include Advertising, African American History, Architecture, Landscape, Cities, Towns, Culture, Folklife, Environment, Conservation, Government, Law, Immigration, American Expansion, Literature, Maps, Native American History, Performing Arts, Music, Presidents, Religion, Sports, Recreation, Technology, Industry, War, Military, and Women's History.
An award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.
Search and view newspaper pages from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
This historical map collection contains over 30,000 online maps and images. The collection's strengths are in 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, though maps of the world and other continents are also represented.
Through this website you can read and search through the correspondence and other writings of six major shapers of the United States: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Over 119,000 searchable documents, fully annotated, from the authoritative, federally funded Founding Fathers Papers projects.
Newspapers and Magazines
A thematically-related digital library documenting American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction, this collection contains 109 monographs (267 volumes) and 22 journals (955 volumes) with imprints primarily between 1840 - 1900.
Black History resources from the History Channel.
Original documents and secondary sources on the Triangle Fire, held by the Cornell University Library.
A collection of interviews with Holocaust survivors recorded in 1946, by Dr. David P. Boder, a psychology professor from Chicago's Illinois Institute of Technology.