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19th Century Masterfile Restricted Resource
A vast index to British and American periodicals, newspapers, books, and other sources documenting the 19th century. 
Dates of Coverage: 1786 -1922
American Consumer Culture: Market Research & American Business 1935-1965 Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Collection of proposals, pilot studies, advertisements, reports, memorandums, letters, and supporting material created by Ernest Dichter and the Institute for Motivational Research
American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996 Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Thousands of commentaries on African American, Hispanic American, Asian American and Native American history covering foreign reactions to America's struggles with racial justice from the Jim Crow era to the Civil Rights movements and beyond.
American West Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Includes manuscripts, maps, rare printed sources, ephemera, and images that document the history of the western United States.
Civil Rights in America: From Reconstruction to the Great Society Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Premier archive of official publications and primary source material related to civil rights in the United States from the 19th century through the 20th century.
Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996 Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents and books providing global insight on immigration in the mid-to-late 20th century.
Indigenous Peoples: North America Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Digital archive of diverse source material pertaining to the histories of Indigenous peoples and their intersections with European peoples in North America.  Sources include manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and more
Women Writers Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
A full-text collection of early women’s writing in English, published  between 1526 and 1850, focusing on rare texts;  wide range of topic and genres included.
A to Z Maps Restricted Resource Resource contains images
High quality, printable maps of all types including topographical, climate, historical, political, and thematic.
African American Periodicals (1825-1995) Restricted Resource Some full text available
More than 170 periodicals by and about African Americans, published in 26 states. Includes academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, bulletins, annual reports and more.
American Memory Project (Library of Congress) Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
American Memory is a gateway to the Library of Congress's vast resources of digitized American historical materials. Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections.
American Periodicals (1740-1940) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Scanned periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and more.
American State Papers (1789-1838) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Legislative and executive branch documents from the first 14 U.S. congresses, including presidential speeches, treaties and more.
Ancestry - Library Edition Some full text available Resource contains images
Genealogical research tool containing census data, vital and military records, immigration records, court documents, directories, and more.
note: Access to Ancestry - Library Edition is limited to on-campus users only
Archives Unbound Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Topically focused collections of historical documents.  
Digital National Security Archive Restricted Resource Some full text available
Collections of declassified government documents covering world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from 20th and 21st centuries.
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text, searchable scans of source material of all types from the 17th and 18th centuries; an important resource for primary information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America.
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Primary source matierial of all types documenting American  history from 1801-1819.
Early Encounters in North America Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters between Native Americans and peoples from Europe, as well as Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
HarpWeek Restricted Resource Some full text available
Digital scans of the pages of Harper's Weekly from the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, 1857-1871; providing information and insights on political, military and social issues and events prior to and during the Civil War. Includes news, editorials, stories, illustrations, book reviews, serialized novels, advertising and maps.
Dates of Coverage: 1857-1871
Historical Statistics of the United States Restricted Resource
Standard source for quantitative facts of American history. Users can view and download data, and  create customized tables and spreadsheets.
HathiTrust Digital Library Some full text available
HathiTrust is a repository of digital content from 50 research libraries, including electronic versions of nearly 8 million books at the time of writing.
iPoll (1935 to date) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Comprehensive source for US nationwide public opinion as measured by academic, media and commercial survey organizations.   Data is available at the question-level.
Dates of coverage: 1935 -
NAACP Papers (1909-1970) Restricted Resource
Internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices of the NAACP, including papers of prominent individuals.
Nation, "The Nation" Digital Archives Restricted Resource Some full text available
Digital Archive of The Nation, a weekly news magazine.
Dates of Coverage: 1865 to date
Nineteenth Century Collections Online Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Collections include: British politics and society; European literature 1790-1840: the Corvey Collection;  Asia and the West: Diplomacy and cultural exchange;  British theatre, music, and literature: high and popular culture.
Periodicals Archive Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full text access to hundreds of journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Dates of coverage: 1802-2000
Periodicals Index Online Restricted Resource
Citations for articles in 6000+ periodicals spanning a wide range of dates, subjects, and places, in over 40 languages.
Dates of coverage: 1665-1995
ProQuest Congressional Publications Restricted Resource Some full text available
Information about and by U.S. Congress, including hearings, reports, documents, legislative histories, and the Congressional Record.
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive. Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition Restricted Resource Some full text available
Newspaper collections, books and scanned archival documents published in the antebellum era.
note: Access may be discontinued; contact library staff with questions.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994 Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text reports and documents produced by the U.S. House and Senate, broad coverage of topics in American political and social history.
Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 Restricted Resource Some full text available
Archival document collections covering women's activism throughout US history, including papers of prominent organizations and individuals.

Video Files

AP Archive Resource contains video
The film and video archive of the Associated Press is freely available on YouTube. The collection includes over 1.7 million global news and entertainment stories dating back to 1895.
American History in Video Restricted Resource Resource contains video
Digital streaming videos including documentaries, newsreels, archival footage, and public affairs videos, with searchable video transcripts.

Web Sites

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Some full text available Resource contains images
A platform that brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science
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