Category Archives: Primary sources

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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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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Monastic Matrix

Image by wallyg via Flickr Monastic Matrix http://monasticmatrix.usc.edu/ One of the aims of the Monastic Matrix website is to disseminate research to both lay people and scholars about the “participation of Christian women in the religion and society of medieval … Continue reading

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Van Gogh Letters

Vincent Van Gogh: The Letters http://www.vangoghletters.org/vg/ The letters written by Vincent Van Gogh have appeared many times before, but this is the first time they have appeared as part of a complete digital edition. This fascinating collection was created by … 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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Primary source on UN conferences

United Nations Diplomatic Conferences http://untreaty.un.org/cod/diplomaticconferences/index.html The United Nations has been involved with eight significant diplomatic conferences since their creation in 1945. Diplomatic conferences of this type serve as the traditional method for the negotiation of treaties, and there were a … Continue reading

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Launched Today

The World Digital Library has been launched today.  The World Digital Library (WDL) provides significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world in a variety of languages.

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Marine Media Library

The National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library contains video clips and high-resolution still images which can be searched and downloaded for public use.

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Nixon tapes

Nixon Tapes http://www.nixontapes.org/ A number of organizations have offered the general public selections from the secret tapes made by President Richard Nixon between 1971 and 1973, but the Nixon Tapes project under the direction of Professor Luke A. Nichter at … Continue reading

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Primary sources on the Holocaust

The United States Holocaust Museum has produced a podcast series called “Voices on Antisemitism“.  This series contains interviews with Holocaust survivors, judges, and scholar Matthias Kuntzel.

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