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Name of InstitutionName of Collection
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Mount Holyoke CollegeDocuments Relating to American Foreign Policy before 18981700s-1898https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/pre1898.htmCurated links to primary source readings on US foreign relations
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Sam Houston State UniversityNative Americans - Primary Sources Online1700s-1990s
https://shsulibraryguides.org/c.php?g=86715&p=558322
Guide to sources on indigenous history
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Cornell University LibrarySamuel J. May Antislavery Collection1704-1942
http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/m/mayantislavery/collection.html
Thousands of Antislavery Pamphlets and Leaflets, many in 1800s-1860s
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Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
Primary Documents and the History of US Foreign Relations1750-1990s
https://shafr.org/teaching/primary-documents-and-history-united-states-foreign-relations
Curated collection of primary source documents on US foreign relations
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Library of CongressAmerican Imperialism1770s-presnt
https://www.loc.gov/search?new=true&q=american%20imperialism
Digitised sources on US empire at the Library of Congress
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Library of CongressChronicling America: Historic American Newspapers1789-1963https://chroniclingamerica.loc.govVast collection of searchable newspapers from across the US, particularly good on C19th
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UC Santa BarbaraAmerican Presidency Project1789-presenthttps://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/Huge collection related to the presidency, including transcripts of presidential addresses, press conferences, toasts, etc
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U.S. Department of StateElectronic Resources for US Foreign Relations1800s-1900s
https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/other-electronic-resources
Aggregated links to digital resources from U.S declassified documents and presidental libraries
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Yale Law School: Lillian Goldman Law LibraryAvalon Project1800s-presenthttps://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/20th.aspUS (and other) text of international treaties
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University of Wisconsin-Madison LibrariesDocuments Relating to Indian Affairs1801-1932
https://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/History/IndianTreatiesMicro/
Negotiations with Indian Tribes, Ratified/Unratified treaties, Reports of the Commissioner
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Cornell University LibraryStevens Family Papers1805-1899https://ecommons.cornell.edu/handle/1813/52635Papers of Railroad manager Robert S. Stevens
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University of Michigan LibraryCollected Works of Abraham Lincoln1809-1865https://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/8 Volumes, Abraham Lincoln's documents, compiled 1953
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Center of Military History Collections1812-present
https://history.army.mil/html/bookshelves/collect/collect.html
E-books, oral histories, and other primary sources about the major US military campaigns
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Digital Library for International ResearchAmerican Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions Archive1825-1928http://dlir.org/arit-american-board-archives.htmlCollection of primary sources related to Christian missionary activies, primarily in the 19th century
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Cornell University LibraryPJ Mode Collection1846-1946
https://digital.library.cornell.edu/?_=1542541492876&f%5Bcollection_tesim%5D%5B%5D=Persuasive+Maps%3A+PJ+Mode+Collection&page=8&per_page=50&range%5Blatest_date_isi%5D%5Bbegin%5D=1846&range%5Blatest_date_isi%5D%5Bend%5D=1946&search_field=dummy_range&sort=latest_date_isi+asc%2C+title_tesi+asc&view=gallery
Over 800 maps for imperial and global history, including American
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University of California RiversideCalifornia Digital Newspaper Collection1846-presenthttps://cdnc.ucr.edu/Over 1.5 million pages of significant historical California newspapers published since 1846
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Duke Universities LibraryEmergence of Advertising in America: 1850-19201850-1920https://repository.duke.edu/dc/eaaThousands of Print Adverts, different companies
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American Slavery Documents 1757-1924https://repository.duke.edu/dc/americanslaverydocsContains an assortment of legal and personal documents related to slavery in the United State
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United States Military Academy West PointUnited States Military Academy Library Digital Collections1850s-2016http://digital-library.usma.edu/cdm/US Military Academy papers - such as letters, photographs,education papers, etc.
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HarpWeekHarpWeek1860-1912https://elections.harpweek.com/Political Cartoons Elections 1860-1912
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Civil War Resources: North Carolina Digitised Records
1860-5 (some later)
http://www.nccivilwar150.com/history/digital-resources.htm
Letters, Memoires, Diaries, Civil War Documents from North Carolina
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The National Archives (US)Online Veterans and Military Documents1860s-1970s
https://www.archives.gov/research/military/veterans/online
Veterans, Lists/statistics (some by State( of medals, casualties, and other documents
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The Civil WarHarper's Weekly Original Civil War Newspaper1861-1865
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/the-civil-war.htm
Harper's Weekly Newspaper, original scans 1861-5, most popular newspaper during the Civil War
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Cornell University LibraryThe War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies1861-1901http://collections.library.cornell.edu/moa_new/waro.htmlOfficial History of the Union and Confederate Armies, many volumes
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University of Wisconsin-Madison LibrariesForeign Relations of the United States1861-1960https://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/FRUS/Digitised and text-searchable versions of US Department of State foreign relations series
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US Department of StateForeign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series1861-2000https://history.state.gov/historicaldocumentsSelective but indispensible official US State department documents series
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Wilson Center Cold War International History Project1866-presenthttps://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/Once-secret documents from governments all across the globe
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The University of Iowa LibrariesThe Daily Iowan: Archive1868-presenthttp://dailyiowan.lib.uiowa.edu/Daily Iowan Newspaper scans over 150 years (not for every day, but a lot)
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University of Michigan LibrariesThe United States and its Territories: 1870-1925 - the Age of Imperialism1870-1925https://quod.lib.umich.edu/p/philamer/Digitised resources at the University of Mcihigan libraries on US imperialism
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Southern Connecticut State UniversityPrimary Resources: American Imperialism1870s-1920s
https://libguides.southernct.edu/c.php?g=200161&p=1316579
Images and texts about US overseas empire in the late 19th / early 20th centuries
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GovInfo1873-presenthttps://www.govinfo.gov/Official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government
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Library of CongressWoodrow Wilson Papers1876-1924
https://www.loc.gov/collections/woodrow-wilson-papers/about-this-collection
200,000 papers, 600,000 images, Presidency Woodrow Wilson, WW1 and after
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University of Michigan LibrariesPhilippine Photographs Digital Archive1890s-1930s
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?c=sclphilimg;page=index
Photographic collections from the Spanish and US colonial rule of the Philippines
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University of Virginia LibraryDaily Progress Digitized Microfilm1893-1923https://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2137307Digitised Daily Newspaper Charlottesville, Virginia
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Library of CongressA Guide to the Spanish-American War1898 and afterhttps://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/spanishwar/Library of Congress guide to digital resources, Spanish-American War
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Library of CongressSpanish American War in Motion Pictures1898-1910
https://www.loc.gov/collections/spanish-american-war-in-motion-pictures/about-this-collection/
Digitised films from US expansion in Cuba and the Philippines
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Mount Holyoke CollegeDocuments Relating to American Foreign Policy, 1898-19141898-1914https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/to1914.htmCurated links to primary source readings on US foreign relations
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Wilson Center (Washington, DC)International History Declassified Digital Archive1900shttps://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.orgInternational history digital resources with lots of material on the United States in the world
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Multiple UniversitiesVoices & Visions1900shttp://vandvreader.orgCollaboratively built primary source reader with sources annotated by US foreign relations experts
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The New York Public Library: Digital CollectionsLewis Wickes Hine: Documentary Photographs, 1905-19381905-1938
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/lewis-wickes-hine-documentary-photographs-1905-1938#/?tab=navigation&roots=3:5b6f8680-c6db-012f-3b60-58d385a7bc34
Photographs, Empire State Building under construction, Labor, Housing, Social conditions, immigrants
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FBIFBI Records: The Vault1908-presenthttps://vault.fbi.gov/FBI History, Policing, Gangs, Counterterrorism, Civil Rights, Intelligence
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FDR Library, Hyde Park, NY, USADigitized collections of the FDR (Presidential) Library1933-47
http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/archives/collections/franklin/
As of 2020, the presidential library with some of the most substantial digital collections, a decent second-choice substitute for a visit to Hyde Park
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Library of Congress1936-40
https://www.loc.gov/collections/federal-writers-project/about-this-collection/
"American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936 to 1940"
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Naval History and Heritage CommandVarious Digitised Collections1940s-present
https://www.history.navy.mil/research/archives/digitized-collections.html
Navy Action Reports, Naval Aviation Records, Facilities, Engineering
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University of Hawaii Manoa LibraryHawaii War Records Depository Photos1941-1946
https://digital.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/collections/show/16
800+ photos documenting WW2 life in Hawaii
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Stanford LibrariesJoint Committee on Atomic Energy1946-77https://exhibits.stanford.edu/atomic-energyAtomic Energy Legislation, Reports, Photographs, Articles
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Central Intelligence AgencyCIA Reading Room1947-presenthttps://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/CIA records released from FOIA requests
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Baptist Press Archives1948-1996http://www.sbhla.org/bp_archive/index.aspNewsletter/new gathering service from the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention
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Virginia Center for Digital HistoryAd*Access1950-1970http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/civilrightstv/
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Duke Universities Library1950s-1980shttps://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews/Thousands of TV commercials 126 companies
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George Washington University, DC, USANational Security Archive1950s-presenthttps://nsarchive.gwu.edu/virtual-reading-roomSelected documents mostly on intelligence, diplomacy, defense
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University of Virginia LibraryWSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 19711951-1971https://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2214294"WSLS-TV of Roanoke, Va," "news, films and scripts"
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John F. Kennedy Presidential LibraryDigitised collections of the JFK Library1960-63
https://www.jfklibrary.org/archives/search-collections/browse-digitized-collections
Varied collection of documents related to many aspects of the Kennedy presidency
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NASAOral Histories - Marshall Spaceflight Center1960s-90s
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/history/power_to_explore.html
Oral History transcripts of those working at Marshall Spaceflight Center - 1960s to 1990s
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The University of OaklahomaThe Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History online1967-72 interviewshttps://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/duke/"typescripts of interviews (1967 -1972) conducted with hundreds of Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective nations and tribes"
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Gerald Ford FoundationGerald R. Ford Oral History Project
1970s (and pre/post)
https://geraldrfordfoundation.org/centennial/oralhistory/160 Oral Histories, Gerald Ford life and Presidency (interviews 2008-15)
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Digital Public Library of Americahttps://dp.la/Millions of primary sources and many categorized into primary source sets
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US Department of StateHathi Trusthttps://foia.state.gov/Default.aspxState Department records released from FOIA and MDR requests
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https://www.hathitrust.org/17+ million digitized books and sources
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Internet Archivehttps://archive.org/Millions of digitized books, television shows, and other media
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New York Historical Society Digital Collections 1700s-present
http://digitalcollections.nyhistory.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIm-W2w7Hb6AIVF-DtCh1BPAeXEAAYASAAEgKVRvD_BwE
Extenstive digitised collections from the NYHS Museum and Library collections
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University of North Carolina UNC University Library - Civil War Day By Day 1860-1865https://blogs.lib.unc.edu/civilwar/index.php/about/Digial sources for each day of the Civil War (done for the conflict's 150th anniversary) - mostly NC sources
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Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins Digital Collections
https://guides.library.jhu.edu/jhu-history/digital-collections
Huge range of archive collections digitized - for the insitution and historical sources (sometimes easier through Google searching)
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Total Digital Access Project - League of NationsLeague of Nations - all documents 1920-461920-1946https://lontad-project.unog.ch/Digitising 7.5 million League of Nations pages - the different participants, including some US-related documents (including Anglo-American relations, US-Panama Treaty)
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The New York Public Library: Digital CollectionsAmerican Jewish Committee Oral History Collection1960s-1980s?
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/american-jewish-committee
350 scanned and digitised transcripts (collection interviews with 2,250 individuals -- comprising approximately 100,000 pages of transcripts and 6,000 hours of audiotapes.)
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The New York Public Library: Digital CollectionsJerome Robbins Dance Division Audio and Moving Image Archivehttps://digitalcollections.nypl.org/danceaudiovideoincludes Oral History interviews and videos - largest and most comprehensive archive in the world devoted to the documentation of dance. Chronicling the art of dance in all its manifestations—ballet, ethnic, modern, social, and folk
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Cornell UniversityHip Hop Collection: Ernie Paniccioli Photo Archive1980s-2000s
https://digital.library.cornell.edu/?f[collection_tesim][]=Ernie+Paniccioli+Photo+Archive&view=gallery
20,000 photos by Ernie Paniccioli, one of Hip Hop’s most prolific and prominent photographers.
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