Saturday, November 13, 2010

History Websites

A collection of useful history websites.

A Chronology of US Historical Documents

This site is a Chronology with links to U.S. Historical Documents.

American History and World History

This site has 500 primary sources in American History.

Archival Sound Recordings

The British Library's Archival Sound Recordings Online.

Atlas Obscura | Wondrous, curious, and bizarre locations around the world

The Atlas is a collaborative project whose purpose is to catalog all of the "wondrous, curious, and esoteric places" that get left out of traditional travel guidebooks.

Best of History Web Sites

Gives links to history websites by period.

Chronicling America - The Library of Congress

This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910 and

find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

CIA - The World Factbook

The New CIA World Factbook updates its information every two weeks.

Documenting the American South homepage

Documents the American South with material related to southern history, literature, and culture.

From Revolution to Reconstruction: Documents

This site links to Primary documents and State of the Union Speeches.

Galaxy of Images | Smithsonian Institution Libraries

The thousands of images from the more than 1.5 million printed books and manuscripts in the collections of Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Harvard Open Collections Program

OCP offers new, virtual collections of thematically linked material selected from

numerous Harvard repositories.

HBO Archives: Archival Collection: The March of Time®

Episodes from The March of Time newsreel and documentary series, produced from 1935 to 1967.

The Living Room Candidate

Presidential Election Commercials Since 1952.

National Museum of the American Indian : Collections Search

This site includes a sample of NMAI’s object and historic photo collections.


Newspaper Front Pages .

Our Documents - 100 Milestone Documents

Primary Documents Selected by the National Archives and Records Administration.

POTUS -- Presidents of the United States

This site provides information on the Presidents of the United States.

Primary Documents in American History

Library of Congress presents primary documents on American history.

Pritzker Podcasts

This site has podcasts of the best authors, historians, journalists, and members of the military discussing their latest books on military history and military fiction.

Railroads and the Making of Modern America

This site has documentary materials on the railroads.

Roman Emperors

This site is an online encyclopedia of the rulers of the Roman Empire.

United States Digital Map Library.

This site had digitized historical maps of the United States.


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