Selected U.S. History Resources on the Web
Those looking for U.S. history sites on the Web are fortunate that
there are some excellent subject-based directories.
of the Shuttle: Web page for humanities research is maintained
Alan Liu of University of California at Santa Barbara. It
includes links in a number of areas in the humanities, including a
directory for U.S. history arranged by period.
links to internet history resources is a site maintained by
history faculty at University of California at Riverside.
Studies Web, a guide to American Studies resources on the
Internet is maintained by
Philips, a PhD Candidate in American Studies at Yale. See
especially the section "Historical Essays and Archival Resources"
for a selective annotated list of available resources.
Departments Around the World, based at the History Department
of George Mason University, makes links to history department with
- Internet Resources for Archives provides links to archives-related sites.
- The Search is Over compares features of several search engines.
Sample Web Sites in U.S. History
- American Memory,
a web site maintained by the Library of Congress, consists of
collections of primary source and archival material relating to
American culture and history. Included are books, pamphlets,
photographs, recordings, motion pictures and manuscripts.
Valley of the Shadow. The Valley of the Shadow: Living the
Civil War in Pennsylvania and Virginia is a product of the
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the
University of Virginia. This project interweaves the histories of
two communities on either side of the Mason-Dixon line during the
era of the American Civil War. It also combines a narrative and an
electronic archive of the sources on which the narrative is based.
Revolution to Reconstruction, an HTML-hypertext on American
History, from the colonial period until the First World War. This
is a project in collective authoring out of the Netherlands.
in the United States, 1898-1935, maintained by Doctoral
Zwick of Syracuse University, is an example of a page devoted
to a particular area of study by providing access to the text of
otherwise hard-to-find documents.
- William L. Clements
Library, located at the University of Michigan, contains
original resources for the study of American history and culture
from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.
- Bentley Historical
Library, is the official archives of the University of
Michigan and additionally provides access to historical materials
documenting the state of Michigan and the activities of its
citizens and institutions.
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of the United States. One important part of this site is the access to the text of historic documents.
- HTI, a project
of the Humanities Text Initiative at the University of Michigan,
provides a fully-searchable collection of electronic texts. Many
texts are restricted to UM faculty, staff and students.
- JSTOR is a
project of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for development of a
digital library in support of the arts and sciences. It will
initially consist of about ten journal titles in the areas of
economics and history and will initially contain approximately
750,000 journal page images. This World Wide Web site at the
University of Michigan is the beginning of the JSTOR system.
of America is another Mellon-funded project, being done
jointly by Cornell and U of Michigan. It will include American
imprints, 1850-1877 having to do with American social history.
Cornell's prototype page is up; Michigan's is coming soon.
Last updated 1/9/97
Judy Avery, British and American Studies Librarian
209 Graduate Library