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View Resource Today in History

A new and imaginative way to access the Library of Congress' American Memory Collection is through its "Today in History" page. This new feature will provide historical facts related to the current date along with links to materials from the extensive online collections. The first three days highlighted April Fool's Day, General Robert E. Lee's evacuation of Richmond Virginia, and John Burrows, a...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/today-in-history/
View Resource The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

Yale University Law School's Avalon Project seeks to "mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government." The site is simple yet powerful. The documents are presented both chronologically and by topic (under Major Collections), ranging from the Athenian Constitution to the 1992 European Parliament Resolution on the Situation in Tibet. The...

http://avalon.law.yale.edu
View Resource International Institute of Social History

The International Institute of Social History (IISH) is one of the world's largest documentary and research institutions for social history in general and for the history of the labor movement in particular. Its homepage contains a formidable online catalog of the IISH's 2,000 archival collections which hold over one million printed volumes and about as many audio-visual items. Also included are a...

http://www.iisg.nl/index.html
View Resource The Civil War Letters of Galutia York

The Civil War Letters Web site at Colgate University's Case Library demonstrates the potential the Internet offers for archival access. A soldier's 48 letters, previously unpublished, have been inventoried, cataloged, transcribed, and are now accessible through the World Wide Web. Galutia York was the 19-year old son of a farm family from Hubbardsville in Madison County, New York. He enlisted in...

http://localhistory.morrisville.edu/civil_war/
View Resource FBI Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) Electronic Reading Room

Amendments were made to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in 1975, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has handled over 300,000 requests and has released over six million pages of FBI documents, in paper format, to the public. For this site, the FBI has made a number of interesting cases available electronically. At present, over 35 files containing thousands of pages are available (.pdf...

https://www.fbi.gov/services/records-management/foipa
View Resource British Pathe Newsreels Online

British Pathe, one of the oldest media companies in the world, recently made available its entire 3500-hour film archive, covering "news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970." At the Web site, users can search by keyword or try out advanced search, if details such as reel numbers or exact titles are known. Casual users may prefer the "Lucky Dip" search, which provides a...

https://www.britishpathe.com/
View Resource Cornell Library Historical Monographs

Beginning in 1990, the Cornell Library initiated an ambitious early attempt to create digital surrogates for materials that were rapidly deteriorating and becoming brittle. Utilizing prototype equipment developed in tandem with Xerox, the materials were scanned and placed online. Currently, the materials available include 441 entire monographs, totaling 159,961 pages. The search engine located on...

http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/c/cdl/
View Resource HistoryWorld

Sponsored by Britain's Virtual Teacher Centre (and underwritten by the National Grid For Learning), HistoryWorld contains over 400 separate historical articles and approximately 4000 events within its unique database. Visitors may begin by looking through the World History section, where it is possible to take any number of "tours through time," which essentially display a complete succession of...

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http://www.historyworld.net/
View Resource dMarie Time Capsule

Ten years ago, around the time the Scout Project was in its infancy, Bill Clinton was president, Mariah Carey was running up the pop music charts with the song Hero, and shows like ER and Friends remained popular with millions of Americans. You might ask how we found this all out, and if you guessed that we consulted the dMarie Time Capsule "On this Day in History" search engine, you would be...

http://www.dmarie.com/timecap/
View Resource Historyworld: History and Timelines

One million words of history can seem a bit daunting, but not when it is divided into 300 narratives and 10,000 events. That's the basic format of the Historyworld site, which was created by Bamber Gascoigne. The narratives are all linked together, and visitors will find that the homepage rotates through different selections, including the history of painting and the history of Andean...

http://www.historyworld.net/default.asp?gtrack=mtop1
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