The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), which became an independent federal agency in 1985, is the nation's largest preservation institute and repository of federal as well as regional and local historical documents. NARA's website, Archives.gov, is convenient, artistically designed, and updated on a near-daily basis. Its resources are a growing enterprise, with hundreds of thousands of archival images of historical documents, figures, and events.
The History Net.com
The HistoryNet.com is a commercial production of the Weider History Group, which publishes history magazines. Their ten leading magazines provide the HistoryNet.com with a steady flow of high-quality editorial content and the authoritative input of editors who are among the leaders in their respective fields.
H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Our edited lists and web sites publish peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion for colleagues and the interested public.
In the First Person
A landmark English language index that includes personal narratives, letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories for over 300,000 individuals. Provides a starting point for archives, repositories, publishers, and individuals histories that are publicly available on the Web and those that are held by repositories and archives worldwide. Updated quarterly.
Over 6 million records from more than 600 institutions; OAIster allows users to search across digital collections in a uniform and systematic fashion. A project of the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service, which is updated weekly.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London, 1674 to 1834
Provides a searchable, digitized collection of over 100,000 trials at London's central criminal court during the period noted. To facilitate searching and compiling statistics, particular words and phrases, such as categories and types of crime and the gender of the defendants and victims, have been tagged.
"Sources in U.S. History: Slavery in American Digial Archive" (Gale) is a digital collection of over 600 documents in 75,000 pages selected by Vernon Burton and Troy Smith from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and drawn from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources. This project documents key aspects of the history of slavery in America from its origins in Africa to its abolition, including materials on the slave trade, plantation life, emancipation, pro-slavery and anti-slavery arguments, the religious views on slavery, etc.This digital archive provides access to a wide variety of documents-personal narratives, pamphlets, addresses, political speeches, monographs, sermons, plays, songs, poetic and fictional works published between the 17th and late 19th centuries.There are several ways to find sources in this product: You can click on the large illustrations on the opening page to explore essays and documents on the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, the Secession, and the Fifteenth Amendment. You can also click on the thumbnails at the bottom of the page to receive a structured access to the contents via topics identified by our scholars. Here you will find introductory essays that provide important historical background and educational structure and contain links to documents. Or, choose to go to the key subjects and link to the documents from there."
The Missouri Digitization Planning Project provides education on digitization issues and techniques through conferences and workshops. These forums will also provide an opportunity for archivists, museum curators, and librarians to get to know each other. The Virtually Missouri website provides a way to add records to the Collections Inventory of Missouri Institutions and offers easy central access to digitized collections. In 2003 they began developing a centralized, searchable database of metadata from the digital collections.