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Websites Selected by Librarians
  • 19th Century American Cultural History
  • African American Spiritual Journeys This Web site, a companion to "This Far by Faith," (a PBS series) provides a host of information about these many experiences, beginning with African slaves brought to America and continuing to the present day
  • American Memory The Library of Congress History Collections
  • Archiving Early America Facsimilies of newspapers, maps and writings from 18th Century America
  • Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man
  • Civil Rights Oral History Collection You will need Real Player to listen to the oral histories
  • Civil War Battlefield Medicine Information about battlefield medicine in "a time before the doctors even knew about bacteriology and were ignorant of what caused disease
  • Civil War Homepage
  • Creole Echoes Homepage This online exhibit with detailed annotations explores "the richness and diversity of Nineteenth Century New Orleans intellectual and cultural life."
  • Crisis of the Union An Electronic Archive of Documents about the Causes, Conduct, and Consequences of the US Civil War
  • Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association A non-profit educational and research association for the study of, dissemination of information about, and the camaraderie of people who have an interest in the history of the Custer Battlefield, the Battle of Little Big Horn, and the general study of the Plains Indian Wars
  • Days of Infamy "man in the street" audio recordings made in the days immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor and after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
  • dMarie Time Capsule Enter a date in this site to see what events happened that day. We currently have data online for the years 1900 through 1997, but not all pieces of data are available from 1995 through 1997
  • Documenting the American South
  • Egyptian History Explores ancient Egyptian history through articles, images, and interactive media
  • Eurodocs links to primary historical documents from Western Europe
  • Food Timeline Ever wonder what the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? Food is the fun part of social studies! The tricky part is finding recipes you can make in a modern kitchen, with ingredients bought at your local supermarket and bring into school to share with your class
  • Footnotes to History Provides short, concise descriptions of "the nations you didn't learn about in high school geography. "Includes A to Z and subject indexes, a list of sources by place, a bibliography, and links to other online sources
  • Getting the Message Out provides a close examination of this national popular political culture from 1840 to 1860 through images of the period, along with a few lively recordings of campaign songs of the day
  • Historical Text Archive information about countries, national histories, maps and some electronic primary documents such a travel accounts and narratives. Information is organized by region, topic or type of resource
  • History of the American West 1860-1920 Over 30,000 photographs, drawn from the holdings of the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library
  • History of the State of Nebraska first published in 1882 by The Western Historical Company, A. T. Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, IL.
  • History Project Homepage an excellent collection of primary source teaching materials for use in both secondary school and university classrooms
  • HistoryWorld contains over 400 separate historical articles and descriptions of approximately 4,000 world events, with an emphasis on English history. Material is searchable or browsable by time period, topic, and location
  • Holocaust: The Untold Story Online companion to the film of same title; also includes the script of the documentary
  • Hyperhistory Online covering 3,000 years of world history
  • July 1942 Offered by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, this Web site is an attractive presentation of the early 1940's via magazine covers and commentary about them
  • KingTutOne.com Information on ancient Egypt, including pharaohs, clip art, pyramids, queens, King Tut, mummies, art, religion, gods, hieroglyphs, societies, and the Sphinx
  • Lincoln Log: A Daily Chronology of the Life of Abraham Lincoln
  • MayflowerHistory.com the Internet's most complete, thoroughly researched and accurate web site dealing with the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and early Plymouth Colony
  • Memorial On-line Historical and Genealogical Library - Nebraska Nebraska history books and pictures
  • NARA AAD (Access to Archival Databases) System Online access to a selection of nearly 50 million historic electronic records created by more than 20 federal agencies on a wide range of topics
  • Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau Catalog
  • Nebraska Memories a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet
  • Nebraska State Historical Society
  • Nebraska Studies
  • Open Hearts/Closed Doors After World War II, a group of young Jewish orphans immigrated to Canada from the devastation of Europe as part of the War Orphans Project. Using their own words and artifacts, this virtual exhibit tells the story of the orphans' courage and resilience and of the tireless efforts of the people who helped them
  • Picturing Modern America 1880-1920 site contains a number of interactive exercises that will help deepen students' understanding of common topics in the study of modern America from 1880 to1920 and to build their skills in analyzing primary sources
  • Pirate Soul an overview of piracy, covering history from the 14th century B.C. to the 19th century, notable pirates
  • Pledge of Allegiance - a Short History
  • Pocket Calculator Show to collect and celebrate personal memories of all integrated circuit-based consumer products from the electronics revolution of the 1970s and 1980s
  • Remembering Jim Crow
  • Repositories of Primary Sources a worldwide directory of archives and manuscript repositories with links to more than 1,700 websites. This site is organized by region and country
  • Rulers a list of the heads of state of government, past and present
  • Seneca Village Seneca Village was Manhattan's first significant community of African American property owners.
  • Separate is Not Equal Brown vs. Board of Education. online companion to a Smithsonian National Museum of American History exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary (May 17, 2004) of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision
  • September 11th, digital archive
  • Sinking City of Venice companion site to a PBS NOVA television program "covers the battle to keep the world's most unusual city from drowning beneath the rising tides of the Adriatic Sea."
  • The African-American Mosaic
  • The United States Capitol the history behind the building and grounds
  • The USDA History Collection Image Gallery
  • The Valley of the Shadow Project takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War. The project is a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources for the period before, during, and after the Civil War for Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Those sources include newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs, maps, church records, population census, agricultural census, and military records. Students can explore every dimension of the conflict and write their own histories, reconstructing the life stories of women, African Americans, farmers, politicians, soldiers, and families.
  • Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive offers extensive information on former US President Thomas Jefferson. The site includes an in-depth biography, electronic texts written by or sent to Jefferson, quotations from his writings, and comprehensive annotated bibliographies of writings about Jefferson, dating from 1826 to 1997
  • TimeRef searchable site features timelines of events in Great Britain from 800 to 1499
  • Today in History The Library of Congress provides a well-researched and beautifully-presented bit of American history, featuring at least one and often several brief illustrated historical narratives. Also provides an archive, searchable by keyword, day, or month
  • Trail of Tears an excellent resource from the National Park Service
  • Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Voices from the Days of Slavery part of the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress, this engaging website offers first-hand audio recollections of the experience of slavery in the American South from 23 African-Americans
  • Voices from the Underground Radical Protest and Underground Press in the "Sixties": An Exhibition
  • War Relocation Authority Camps in Arizona 1942-1946 a splendid photo documentary, the exhibit captures arresting black and white images of men, women, and children forced to make their homes in Arizona's two internment camps. The photo essay is also accompanied by brief explanations of the rationale behind the relocation effort, as well as reproductions of governmental decrees that set the effort to relocate in motion
  • Western Trails Find a wide range of artifacts, books, documents, maps, postcards, original paintings, and photographs on a variety of topics relating to trails in Nebraska. Collected into a searchable database from the holdings of museums and libraries across Nebraska
  • Woodward and Bernstein Papers
  • Yahoo! 20th Century History web sites arranged by date