History Research Resource Index

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Africa Medical
America, African American Medieval
Cartography, Geography Middle East
Central Asia South Asia
East Asia Women
Europe Public History
Latin America Additional Internet Resources
The Atlantic World History Contests, Competitions, Fun and Games (Animations, Interactive)


African American History, Harvard: W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research
African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection, 1818-1907, Rare Book and Special Collections, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., American Memory project.
African American History: Bibliography: The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed website created by Quintard Taylor, Professor of American History, University of Washington, Seattle.
Africana Resources, very impressive collection of excellent Africana resources created by the librarians at the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections, http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/aaresources.htm
American Indians: Index of native American Resources on the Internet: WWW Virtual Library: http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources/American notes: travels in America, 1750-1920
American Women's History, see Women's and Gender History.
Antietam on the Web, Online content for those interested in this particular U.S. Civil War engagement. Totally dedicated to the battle of Antietam, highly recommended by S.J. Ramold, Virginia State University.
Archiving Early America (interactive site, includes Early American music and games):  http://www.earlyamerica.com/
Aviation History - http://www.aviationhistory.org/

Black Culture - Schomburg Center for Research

Booker T. Washington papers

U.S. Census Archives of 1940: http://1940census.archives.gov/

Center for Jewish History. The center houses the libraries and resources of the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Some collection catalogs available on-line. Site offers special resources on Jewish women, including Women in Daily Life (found in the Educator and Teacher Resources section).
Center of the American West - http://www.centerwest.org/ - energy policy, economic theory, land usage, and social interaction in various contexts of western history.

Columbia University's Electronic Archive of the Papers of John Jay (from Brandon County, '00)
Connecticut Historical Society

Cornell University's Samuel Mays Antislavery Collection

Declassified Documents, Harvard Project on Cold War Studies
Dohistory.org, Harvard and George Mason University collaboration. A site that shows you how to piece together the past from the fragments that have survived. Case study: Martha Ballard diary (A Midwife's Tale)
The Duluth Lynchings Online Resource: Historical Documents Relating to the Tragic Events of June 15, 1920 http://collections.mnhs.org/duluthlynchings/. Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minn.
Eugenics Archive: Image Archive on the American Eugenics Movement
Famous Trials
, from Socrates 399 BCE to OJ Simpson 1995 (7/23/03)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Website, Department of Justice

French and Indian War

The French in American History Website 

The Friend of Man - a newspaper published weekly 1836-42 by NY State Antislavery Society, gave voice to black & white abolitionists from rural Upstate New York, by Cornell University's Dept of Digital Consulting & Production Services.

Gilded Age and the Progressive Era

Gilder Lehman Institute of American History

History News Network (George Mason University). Discussions of current events within a historical framework constructed by historians of differing views. Includes varietyof information:  blogs, editorial pieces, topical articles, discussions of books, resource guides to written and digital sources. Mainly focuses on modern history.

JIM CROW: Remembering Jim Crow http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/remembering/

Joseph Berry Keenan Digital Collection:  Harvard University Law School's digitized collection of 1,400+ documents & correspondences + 100 photos of Joseph B. Keeenan, chief counsel of the International Prosecution Section at the Intl Military Tribunal for the Far East (Tokyo War Crimes Trials).

Kentuckiana digital library, includes topics Civil War, coal mining, tobacco, & audio oral histories

The Last Full Measure: Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress Exhibit

Library of Congress, All Exhibitions Directory

Library of Congress Traveling Exhibits Loan Procedures

Massachusetts Historical Society: Massachusetts Maps http://www.masshist.org/online/massmaps/

Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, check site for current events, too.

National Congress of American Indians

New York State Historical Association Research Library http://library.nysha.org/entry_list.asp

Northfield History Collaborative

The Oregon History Project from the Oregon Historical Society (from Devon McCurdy, '05, 1/8/04)

Race and Place, Civil War, Carter Woodson links

Smithsonian Education: Celebrate History and Heritage Months  http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/heritage_month/index.html

The Supreme Court Historical Society

U.S. Women Working, 1870-1930, http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ww/ - offers a plethora of documents related to women's employment in the US, both professional and industrial workers highlighted in thousands of digitized documents, from government reports, personal papers, advertisement circulars, periodical articles and thousands of images.Impressive and important resource.

Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

Voices of Civil Rights - Profiles activitists from the 1960s including African American Civil Rights Movement, American Indian Movement, Chicano, gay rights, environmental, and women's movements. Well organized and easy to navigate, user friendly even for inexperienced browsers.

Who Killed William Robinson? Race, Justice, and Settling the Land--A Historical Whodunit http://web.uvic.ca/history-robinson/.

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Atlantic Slave Trade Database, Emory University:   http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces
Two "Related Links of Interest":  The Abn Amro webpage may be of interest if you are researching the links of venerable American institutions to the Atlantic slave trade. Two or three years ago Brown University released findings of its exhaustive study linking it to the slave trade.
1. The Abn Amro Study:  Historical Associates search results for past connections to slave traders for the LaSalle Bank of Chicago; past ownership research revealed Dutch slave trade connections, please click on the "full report" PDF, which has much more material than any of the webpages. PDF report.

2. The Brown website is very good - see especially the detailed information about "Slave Ship Sally":
Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, Brown University: 
http://www.brown.edu/Research/Slavery_Justice/ ,
John Brown's Slave Ship Sally papers:


Historical Geography. The H-HistGeog network is a forum for geographers, historians, and all others who have an interest in the intricate relationship between space and time.
Map History. This is a site for history of cartography.


The Esternay Project Archive. Directed by Professors Carl Weiner, Scott Carpenter and Daniel Ringrose, the current site's 800 plus transcribed letters and hundreds of scanned originals and translations centers on three generations of the Poirrier family of notaries in the town of Esternay not far from Paris providing a window into the personal and public lives of French men, women and children in the nineteenth-century.
Harvard Project on Cold War Studies, Declassified Documents

British History: A Vision of Britain Through Time

British History Online

British Library, 14 Classical Books: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html

Bibliothèque nationale de France. French National Library: http://www.bnf.fr/

Bodley Archives: 20th Century International Archives, Oxford University

Catholic Heritage Archives: Catalogue info available from seven archives spread across four European countries, amounting to 35,378 catalogue entries, and over 350 collections. New 2010.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) at the Million Books Project, accessible at Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/texts

The Dictionary of National Biography (DBN volumes) / http://tinyurl.com/cfwf4. Available in DjVu format. Large file sizes - 40MB or so; the DjVu document reader plugin is free from LizardTech: http://www.lizardtech.com/download/?x=2&p=1&o=1 DjVu files can also be viewed with an integrated online applet. The summary bios are accessible only one at a time by searching or browsing, and the Perseus search engine can be cranky.

IBIS British-Irish Studies: Clearinghouse for Internet resources

Intute Resources for British and other historical websites: http://www.intute.ac.uk/history/

Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe includes selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations, Brigham Young University: http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page

French History and Rare Manuscripts: Treasures from the Bibliotheque Nationale de France includes Monarchs & Monasteries (late 8th-late 15th c.), the Path to Royal Absolutism (end of 15th-first half 17th c.), The Rise and Fall of the Absolute Monarchy (second half 17th-end of 18th c.), From Empire to Democracy (1799 to present)  (Library of Congress)

French Studies at Carleton

Heidelberg Historical Archives: http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/organe/uar/

MAPS of England and Australia (from SO, 1/24/07) - http://archivemaps.com/mapco/index.htm

ACIS (American Conference of Irish Studies) Links Page: http://www.acisweb.com/index.php
Irish & Celtic Resources on the Internet: http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/irish.html
Irish Studies Page: http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rickard/Irish.html

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African Studies Centre, University of Oxford

African Studies (http://www.afrika.no/ The Norwegian Council for Africa)

Disa, the Digital Imaging Project of South Africa. SLOW to load - see also George Mason University background about it.  University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa, the digitization of anti-apartheid periodicals.

The South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET) with weblinks to the South African Archives, the Archival Project at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, German anti-apartheid activities, Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa, The American Committee on Africa (ACOA), and the South African and Cooperation Center.

South African War (Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902). With weblinks to Anglo-Boer War Centenary, War Museum, Concentration Camps, Military History Journal, Original and Contemporary Sources, Why Australia became involved, Siege of Elands River Post, and several additional on-line article links.

SULAIR, http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/asp.html, Index of Africa, South of the Sahara, substantial list of U.S. and International Organizations and Programs, Stanford.

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Asia Korea
China Vietnam
East Asia
Japan Searchable Database

Asian History Timeline
Asian Studies - WWW Virtual Library
AsiaRecipe.com - Just for fun! Great site.
Asia Society
About.com links - Medieval Asian History:

China the Beautiful
Chinese Historical and Cultural Project Virtual Museum & Library
History of China

East Asia and Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources


Brief history of Japan

Japanese History
Japanese History and Culture
Stanford Guide to Japanese Information Resources

Korea Web, Frank Hoffman's (Harvard)
South Korea, brief history


Documenting the Southeast Asian American Experience:  SEAAdoc. The University of California has initiated what has become the single best archival collection on Southeast Asian refugees and their descendants in the US with the Southeast Asia Archive. Some of their material is available here. There are brief overviews of the six main Southeast Asian ethnic groups: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Hmong, Iu-Mien, and ethnic Chinese. These visuals are comprised of color photographs and primary documents, but there is an absence of links to contextual information which limits use for the general public. However, users can obtain instant images of significant historical events and social landmarks in various Southeast Asian American communities, and the site is recommended for all levels and libraries. added 10/09/09

George Mason University - Center for History and New Media Sites on the Web - a searchable database for any field of history.

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The Ames Research Library of South Asia at the University of Minnesota

Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Internet Indian History Sourcebook
The Ramayana
Background on The Ramayana
Hymns from the Rig Veda
Harappan Civilization
Digital South Asia Library
Digital Colonial Documents - rare 19th century documents of colonial India.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: India Maps

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The Conference on Latin American History at: http://www.h-net.org/~clah
H-net discussion group for Latin American history at: http://www.h-net.org/~latam/
The Latin American Network Information Center at: http://lanic.utexas.edu/ (LANIC)
Latin American Studies Association at: http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/
At Carleton: Resources for Latin American History at: http://www.carleton.edu/campus/library/reference/subjectpages/latamhistory.htm
Library of Congress HLAS ONLINE: Handbook of Latin American Studies: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/hlas
. Conducted in Yucatan, Mexico. In the Maya communities of Mrida, Pist, and Chichn Itz For undergraduate and graduate students.

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History of Medicine and/or Images of the History of Medicine - same site at the National Institute of Health (NIH)


Ancient World Mapping Center (AWMC): http://www.unc.edu/awmc/
The Labyrinth Library
Medieval English Towns - http://www.trytel.com/~tristan/towns/towns.html - Massive and unique web site covers all aspects of medieval urban communities. Should be first stop on research tour of medieval cities and towns!

Rare French manuscripts

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Afghanistan Online: Afghan History
Middle East History In the News - http://www.albany.edu/history/middle-east/ Guide to resources available on the WWW for those interested in Middle East culture and history.
Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
World Wide Resources for the Study of Central Eurasia - CESWW is sponsored by the Harvard Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus|

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American Women's History: A Research Guide
Center for Jewish History. The center houses the libraries and resources of the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Some collection catalogs available on-line. Site offers special resources on Jewish women, including Women in Daily Life (found in the Educator and Teacher Resources section).
Women's Studies at Carleton
Women & Social Movements in the United States, 1830-1930
Salem Witchcraft: Excerpts from the Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Trial Documents
The National Women's History Project
The Women's International Center- History of U.S. Women
Feminist History Research Center
U.S. Women Working, 1870-1930, http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ww/ - offers a plethora of documents related to women's employment in the US, both professional and industrial workers highlighted in thousands of digitized documents, from government reports, personal papers, advertisement circulars, periodical articles and thousands of images. Impressive and important resource.

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What Is Public History?


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ELIE WIESEL PRIZE IN ETHICS, prize in ethics essay contest is an annual competition for college students. Full-time juniors and seniors in the U.S. are welcome to enter the Essay Contest and compete for $10,000 in prizes and the opportunity to meet Elie Wiesel in NYC. Guidelines & Entry form available at: www.eliewieselfoundation.org, December deadlines.

INTUTE - many History links:  http://www.intute.ac.uk/history/

and some fun sites :)

- BBC Interactive History Games

- U.K. teens History games

- Have Fun with History

- History Channel Games

- History Fun Quizzes and Trivia

- Best History Games - Animations:

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