This database of primary documents, from Yale University, has items from 400 B.C. to the present. The greatest emphasis is on legal documents. However there are numerous documents in the areas of history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government. Documents are transcribed, not digitized.
An online collection from the Library of Congress containing more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. Transcripts of interviews with former slaves are organized by state, and then alphabetically by name of informant within each state.
Digitized materials submitted by archives across California. Topics include the Gold Rush, Japanese American relocation, Chinese Exclusion Act, California missions, United Farm Workers, the Bracero Program and much more.
Collection includes digitized documents and images on a variety of subjects including: the "History of the Left in Latin America," "International Ladies Garment Workers Union," the "Making of America" which includes Civil War documents, the Samuel J. May Antislavery Collection, and more.
Explore more than 8 million items from libraries, archives, and museums. This national network brings together digitized and born-digital content from digital libraries across the country into a single access point.
Primary source materials including photographs, oral histories, videos, essays and historical documents from the United Farm Worker Delano Grape Strikers and the UFW Volunteers who worked with Cesar Chavez to build his farmworker movement. Presented and preserved by The Library, University of California San Diego.
The single best source for information on the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive. Translated from Spanish to English. Sheds light on the role the United States played in Guatemala. See also the link to the Digital Archive of the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive.
Oral interviews tell the stories of African Americans who left lives behind in the South during the early years of the Great Depression (1910-1930) and ventured north. in search of opportunity and equality. These stories reveal the impact of the Great Migration north.
Collections include Immigration to the U.S. 1789-1930; Historical views of disease; Role of women in the U.S. economy 1800-1930; the Nuremberg Trials Project; Latin American Pamphlet Collection; 19th century American trade cards, among others.
Digital collections on a wide variety of subjects including the Civil War, the Dred Scott case, history of Kansas City and St. Louis, railroad history, Frank and Jesse James, local newspapers, and more.
Thousands of digital films including public information films, vintage commercials, movie newsreels, political speeches, TV news programs recorded live around 9/11/2001, and other content of historical interest.
The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.
A library of primary source materials on the history of the American West, Included are the full texts of many memoirs, journals, diaries, letters, autobiographies and other documents, as well as archival photographs and other images. Also includes links to other sources of information on the American West.
Digital collection on a wide variety of topics including WWI photograph albums and postcards, historical photographs of New York City, maps and atlases of the U.S., rare books, personal papers of English and American authors, and more.
DPLA Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop critical thinking skills by exploring topics in history, literature, and culture through primary sources. Each set includes a topic overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. Primary sources include letters, photographs, posters, oral histories, video clips, sheet music, and more.
Audio, video and transcripts of presidential speeches, secret White House recordings, oral history interviews and more during the presidencies of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon. The Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history.
Look for particular voyages in this database of documented slaving expeditions. Create listings, tables, and maps that draw on the database. Examine estimates of the slave trade and locate the African name, age, gender, origin, country, and places of embarkation and disembarkation of individuals.
Search digitized collections including Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA), African American Archival Material, World War I & II Posters and Postcards, Ames Library of South Asia, and more.
The Bexar Archives are the official Spanish documents that preserve the political, military, economic, and social life of the Spanish province of Texas and the Mexican state of Coahulia y Texas, up to 1836. Includes digital images of more than 5,000 original documents and translations.
Historic documents and information that include the Spanish Colonial Missions Collection, the María Antonietta Berriozábal Collection, the Mexican American Collection, among others. Make an appointment with OLLU library staff to see items in person.
Unofficial website about Edwards Aquifer presented as an information resource for the general public. Use the drop-down "Index" menu to find historical and environmental information and primary sources about the San Antonio River, San Antonio Springs, and other area springs, rivers, lakes, and canals.
Digital collections can be found at the links for "Archives," "Manuscripts," and "Rare Books." Exhibits focus on the founding and history of Rice University, digitized copies of the student newspaper "Rice Thresher," slavery and the Battle of Sabine Pass, Houston waterways, and the architectural career of William Ward Watkin, among others.
This collection, from the University of Texas at Austin, documents the history and development of South Texas and the border, including the Mexican Revolution, the U.S. military presence at Ft. Brown and along the border prior to and during World War I, and the growth and development of the Rio Grande Valley.
Digital collections covering a variety of topics in Texas and Southwestern history, including the Civil War, railroads, Dallas historic aerial photographs, historic Texas documents, photographs of historic periods/events in Mexico, and more.
More than 900 images taken in Corpus Christi, San Angelo, San Antonio, and El Paso in 1949 documenting subjects such as families, schools, housing, migrant workers, trades and vocations, community organizations, and more.
A collection of digital Texas city views from the Amon Carter Museum, along with a number of additional Texas views from private lenders and outside institutions. Includes 59 Texas views, documenting 44 different cities. Each view is accompanied by a brief essay, pertinent links, and supporting illustrations. Those cities for which there are multiple views receive more in-depth information and interpretation.
The Texas Slavery Project examines the spread of American slavery into the borderlands between Mexico and the United States during the 1820s to the 1850s. Includes interactive maps, a searchable slave and slaveholder statistical database, and primary documents such as correspondence, newspaper articles, constitutions, legal documents, and laws.
Digital collections including a digitized edition of The Account and Commentaries of Governor Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca. Spanish conquistador Cabeza de Vaca was shipwrecked in 1528 on what is now Galveston Island and was the first European to explore what is now Texas and the Southwest. Also, a behind the scenes look at the making of the television miniseries Lonesome Dove and documents relating to the Branch Davidians of Waco.
A collection of digitized documents and manuscripts, still and moving images, audio recordings, oral histories, maps, artifacts, and more related to the Vietnam War. Topics include military operations, POW/MIA, My Lai massacre, Agent Orange, antiwar activities, and more.
Archive of documents, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, and artifacts with a strong focus on women. Some topics: women in the military, women Airforce service pilots, women in aviation, African American women, women's athletics, women's organizations, and women's activism and political participation.
Digital collections related to the history of Houston, Texas and the University of Houston. Includes photographs and documents about suffragist Minnie Fisher Cunningham, civil rights leader Alonso S. Perales, the Houston Negro Hospital founded in the 1920s, and more.
Digital collection includes text and images of Texas constitutions from 1824-1876, papers of Justice Tom C. Clark relating to some of the most important Supreme Court cases of the 20th century, description of the Justices of Texas from 1836-1986, and more.
Digital collections include UTEP publications, El Paso city directories, and photograph collections, as well as oral histories of participants in the Bracero Program from the Institute of Oral History. Click "Expand All" to see an index of all digitized content.