United States History-Internet Resources
Dorothy Salter Library
An image database of over 7.000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University
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. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
To provide American citizens direct online access to the basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society, a core group of current and historical Government publications is being made available for free, permanent, public access via GPO Access. These titles contain information which is vital to the democratic process and critical to an informed electorate. They support the public right to know about the essential activities of their Government. Immediate, online access to authenticated versions of these Core Documents of Democracy increases in importance as Americans grow ever more dependent on remote electronic access to basic information resources -- both past and present.
A major collaborative endeavor of the University of Michigan and Cornell University to preserve and make accessible through digital technology a significant body of primary sources related to development of the U.S. infrastructure.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian helps answer frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian with links to resources on subjects from Art to Zoology. Has a great American history time-line.
Fordham University’s Modern History Source-book has a great section on American Independence
Historical Voices is a fully functional, multi-media, interoperable digital library available online. The primary goal is to provide of a rich set of both online exhibits and educational curricula, utilizing audio files as a key component of these resources.
Complied and Reviewed May 15, 2007