Saturday, July 23, 2011

HUGE Listing: 84 Places to Locate Primary Sources!

I am currently in the process of updating all the resource links from my web page and have been adding pages to this blog. Here's my list of primary sources which has been added to the new page "Reference Tools." All pages will constantly be updated (I will let you know when that happens)

100 Milestone Documents- from 1776-1995

America in the 1930s

The American Folklife Center

American Memory from the Library of Congress- browse collections by time period, place, topic; search through map collections, manuscripts, motion pictures, sheet music, photos, prints, sound recordings and books or other printed texts. EXCELLENT SITE!

American Memory Map Collections-search for cities/towns, conservation/environment, discovery/exploration and general maps

American Rhetoric- online speech bank

Archives in the Attic- documents from the Great Depression

Archiving Early America- newspapers, maps & writings from 18th century America

The Authentic History Center- artifacts and sounds from American popular culture

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School-documents in law, history and diplomacy

Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley- 0ver 60 million manuscript items and 600,000 volumes; huge collection

Battle Lines: Letters From America's Wars- thousands of wartime letters, from the Gilder Lehrman

Biblioteche Saint Genevive- blind-tool bookbindings from 12th-18th centuries

The Charters of Freedom- Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution

Child Labor in America- covers 1908-1912 official records of the union and confederate armies; covers 1881-1900.

Civil War Primary Source Documents- HUGE listing from Tracey Oz, history teacher

The Coming of the American Revolution- from the Massachusetts Historical Society; 14 lessons include primary source documents

Digital Library on American Slavery-from the University of North Carolina at Greenboro

Documents for the Study of American History- from 1000-2000, this is a very extensive listing of pdf and audio files

Documenting the American South- from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Eurodocs- selected transcriptions, facsimiles and translations

Eyewitness: American Originals from the National Archives

Eyewitness to History- audio clips from people entitled "Voices of the 20th Century"

F.B.I.: The Vault

Franklin Institute American History and Government Hotlists

Headlines and Audio from 1900-1999

Historical Text Archive- over 9,000 articles, books and links

History of Ireland- primary documents

History Matters- includes 1,00 primary documents, images and audio interviews


Holocaust Photos- [very graphic]

Letters from an Iowa Soldier in the Civil War- written by Newton Robert Scott

Library of Congress Exhibitions- search from A to Z

Library of Congress Teachers' Page- classroom materials, themed resources, lesson plans, collection connections, professional development and so much more. EXCELLENT SITE!

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project

Medieval Sourcebook- full text sources

Milestone Documents- site created by historians and veteran teachers; includes activity guides, study questions, lesson plans and much more.

The National Archives YouTube Channel

The National includes electronic records, maps and aerial images, microfilm, motion picture and sound, photos, posters, pictures and texual/paper records

National Archives DocsTeach- create activities with the online documents

National Humanities Center- "historical documents, literary texts, and works of art—thematically organized with notes and discussion questions."

National Jukebox: Historical Recording from the Library of Congress

The New Deal Network- educational guide to the Great Depression

New York Public Library- documents, video, audio

Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room- from the Library of Congress, this extensive listing includes: historical collections from 19th and 20th century

The 1900's- headlines and audio from 1900-1999

Office of the Federal Register- public papers of the Presidents of the United States, federal laws

The Oriental Institute- photographic archives includes maps from Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Sudan

The Papers of George Washington- contains documents, articles, maps and images

Photos of the Great Depression- includes dust storms, farms for sale, migrant workers

Popular Songs in American History- from 17th century; this is a huge collection of audio files!

Presidential Libraries Listing

The Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century- documents, photographs, audio recordings, more

Primarily History- primary sources blog written by a college librarian

Primary Source Materials and Document Based Questions- a hotlist divided into the following categories: primary source materials, document based questions, assessments, general resources and constructed response questions.

Primary Sources: Oral History and Audio-Visual Materials- photos, newsreels, pamphlets, advertisements, TV clips

Primary Sources: The Korean War- from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library

Prints and Photographs Reading Room- from the Library of Congress, these are selected images of Ellis Island and Immigration.

Regional History- exhibits from the National Archives includes the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, Influenza Epidemic in 1918, the Atlanta Regional Archive

Repositories of Primary Sources- over 5,000 websites are listed here, covering manuscripts, archives, historical photographs and other primary sources. WOW!!

Science Service Historical Image Collection- 20th century scientific research; site claims "the captions were written by Science Service journalists and have been transcribed exactly".

The Smithsonian Collections- covers art, history, science, libraries

Teaching with Documents- from the National Archive; lesson plans

The Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive- over 1700 items, (electronic texts, some color manuscript
images; 9,000 quotations arranged by theme, date, topic recipient and place of publication

Time and Life Pictures- search by date or use the advanced search

Timeline of Art History- from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database- over 35,000 slaving voyages

Turning the Pages- document include: first atlas of Europe, the oldest printed book, the original Alice's Adventures Underground (Alice in Wonderland) and Mozart's musical diary.

Why Use Primary Sources?- from the Library of Congress; ten reasons listed

Women's Speeches from Around the World

World Digital Library- over 10,000 documents from all over the world

World War II in Color-site has photos for download

World War II Military Situation Maps- browse the collection by title, subject or date; from the Library of Congress

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