(if any are down, please contact Professor Paul Fessler at firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Useful Digitized Online Resources--courtesy of Kurt Hackemer, Associate Professor of History University of South Dakota
More USD Resources:
Making of America---University of Michigan GREAT The standard for digital archives---great searchable, full-text information
Making of America --- Cornell Links some similar to Michigan site, but alot different as well---go to it!
Digital Librarian: History Links: http://www.digital-librarian.com/history.html See other sites on the digital librarian
Hanover College List of Electronic Texts and Primary Documents: http://history.hanover.edu/etexts.html#17
Causes of Civil War--_Seccession, etc primary documents: http://members.aol.com/jfepperson/causes.html
University of Virginia Electronic Texts--_GREAT!!!
University of North Carolina Electronic Texts http://docsouth.unc.edu/index.html
Mostly on history of the South, especially Civil War---a ton of stuff.
Primary Source Collection at Library of Congress---Description of holdings given. YOU MUST check this out for a major source possibility. It contains everything from Civil War sheet music to Jefferson’s papers. http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/collections:@field(COLLID+ndlcoll):heading=All+Collections:showDesc=1:SortField=ALTTITLE
Primary Source Collections—different from above—that work with Library of Congress. MUST SEE
Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project. http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/
Primary Sources regarding Lincoln pertaining to eight major themes in American history:
frontier settlement; Native American relations; economic development; women's experience and gender roles; African-Americans' experience and American racial attitudes; law and society; religion and culture; and political development.
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html
Items in the Abraham Lincoln Papers date from 1833 through 1916. But most of the approximately
20,000 items are from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65. The bulk of the Lincoln Papers consists of letters written to Lincoln by a wide variety of correspondents: friends, and legal and political associates from Lincoln's Springfield, Illinois, days; national and regional political figures and reformers; and local people and organizations writing to their president.
New York Public Library---Full Text Primary Sources http://digital.nypl.org/full.htm
These include collections ranging from Hudson River Valley history, surveyor’s of the Western US, African-American women writers, and Cuban literature.
United States Historical Census Browser: http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/census/
3,800 web page links to primary source collections! Wide range, no sorting, but Great Mostly offline primary source collections--but good starting point to see what's available in your area.
American history documents---mostly well known ones Mostly political (inaugural speeches) or foreign policy
Rare Book and Special Collections---Digital Library at Duke University Wide range of topics and digitized documents! A MUST SEE--esp for history of advertising, sheet music, women's history (including civil war letter series).