Category Archives: History

Workshop on “History & Art of the Western Book”

The George Fox library invites you to The History & Art of the Western Book, a workshop led by Isaiah Cox, an antiquarian book collector. The workshop will discuss the development of the book from the 15th to the 21st … Continue reading

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Discovering American Women’s History Online

http://cdm15838.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/women  Based at Middle Tennessee State University, this valuable database gives interested parties access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, and so on) that document the history of women in the United States. Visitors can browse the … Continue reading

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Cambridge Histories Online: New look, features

Cambridge Histories Online has been revamped to offer a more user-friendly interface and some new features. Here’s what you get: A site design refresh – as a result of direct customer feedback sessions earlier this year – the sites will … Continue reading

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Amicus: Harvard’s Civil Rights Law Review

Image via Wikipedia Amicus http://harvardcrcl.org/category/amicus/ Amicus is a new online supplement to Harvard’s Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review, and focuses on internet-based civil rights and civil liberties scholarship. It has an unfussy, attractive design that makes it easy to … Continue reading

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Digitized Historical Posters

World War I and II Poster Collection http://digital.library.unt.edu/browse/department/rarebooks/wwpc/ War posters from World War I and II encouraged the people of the nations at war to buy war bonds, plant gardens, ration, enlist, or work extra hard for the sake of … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Log

Image via Wikipedia The Lincoln Log http://www.thelincolnlog.org/view What exactly was Abraham Lincoln doing on June 11, 1850? As it turns out, he was writing a letter to one Nathaniel Hay, describing the details of a potential home-improvement project. If you’re … Continue reading

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Africa Map

AfricaMap http://cga-3.hmdc.harvard.edu/africamap/ Spatial data analysis is an important tool for geographers, planners, sociologists, and others, and this well-designed site by the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University will be a real boon to anyone with an interest in Africa. … Continue reading

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WWII Articles, Videos, Photos and More

Telegraph: World War II Articles http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/world-war-2/ The seventieth anniversary of the beginning of World War II is being commemorated across the world this year, and a number of media organizations are drawing on their own historic archives to offer a … Continue reading

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BAMCO Digital Repository

Brown Archival & Manuscript Collections Online http://dl.lib.brown.edu/bamco/index.html The Brown Archival & Manuscripts Collection Online (BAMCO) is a digital repository which contains documents related to many different subjects, including poetry, the history of Rhode Island, American political and diplomatic history, the … Continue reading

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Wilson Center OnDemand

Wilson Center OnDemand features audio and video recordings of programs sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a nonpartisan institution providing a forum for dialogue on national and international affairs. Topics range from Arts and Culture to Urban … Continue reading

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