Category Archives: History

About Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts is an annotated bibliographic database provided by GFU libraries that covers the history of the world from 1450 to present, excluding the U.S. and Canada.  In addition to world history it includes military history, women’s history, history of … Continue reading

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Nevada Test Site

Image via Wikipedia Nevada Test Site Oral History Project http://digital.library.unlv.edu/ntsohp/ Based at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Nevada Test Site Oral History Project is “a comprehensive program dedicated to documenting, preserving and disseminating the remembered past of persons … Continue reading

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Mass Book Digitization Project

Image by Matti Mattila via Flickr Nearly 60,000 books prized by historians, writers and genealogists, many too old and fragile to be safely handled, have been digitally scanned as part of the first-ever mass book-digitization project of the U.S. Library … Continue reading

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Hoover Digest

Image via Wikipedia Hoover Digest http://www.hoover.org/publications/digest/ Started in 1996, the Hoover Digest is a quarterly publication that features writing on politics, economics, and history from the minds of scholars and researchers affiliated with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Visitors … Continue reading

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Cambridge Histories Tip

GFU Libraries subscribe to Cambridge Histories Online. Here’s some helpful information for using the advances search features:  The advanced search page allows you to execute a more detailed search using a combination of search fields: Full text (i.e. full text … Continue reading

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Primary Docs in American History

What library could possibly be a better resource for primary documents in American History than our own Library of Congress? 1763-1815 (The American Revolution and the New Nation) 1815-1860 (National Expansion and Reform) 1860-1877 (Civil War and Reconstruction)

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Archive of Japanese American Relocation

Online Archive of the Japanese American Relocation during World War II http://departments.oxy.edu/digitalarch/web/index.htm From 1941 to 1946, Occidental College President Remsen DuBois Bird and College Librarian Elizabeth McCloy made it their mission to preserve articles, newspapers, pamphlets, and other items related … Continue reading

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We Choose the Moon

We Choose The Moon http://wechoosethemoon.org/ It’s a few hours before the launch of Apollo 11, and there’s quite a bit of work still to be done. The buzz of the crowds nearby waiting for take-off can be a bit distracting, … Continue reading

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On Libraries and Henry VIII

Henry VIII had over fifty palaces each with its own collection of books.  The “Keeper of the King’s library” was paid £10 a year for his services.  The main library was in Richmond and was apparently a personal collection accumulated … Continue reading

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Veterans History Project

The Library of Congress has partnered with PBS and filmmaker Ken Burns to record and preserve the experiences of America’s World War II veterans.  View the Veterans History Project here.

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