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HISTORICAL INFORMATION RESOURCES

27 Dec

Here are a number of Links relating to history sites.  Enjoy the reading. 

 

1492 : An Ongoing Voyage – Exhibit at Library of Congress

The 1900 House – Travel back in time, from the Information Age to the Victorian Age, with ‘The 1900 House’ which transports an actual modern family back to life in 1900.

19th Century Scientific American Home Page

A Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents

A-Bomb WWW Museum

A Moment In Time – Dan Roberts delivers two-minute history lessons on public radio stations around the world.

Access to Archival Databases – The Access to Archival Databases (AAD) System gives you online access to electronic records that are highly structured, such as in databases. The initial release of AAD contains material from more than 30 archival series of electronic records, which include over 350 data files totaling well over 50 million unique records.

Age of Exploration – Mariners’ Museum – site traces the history of exploration beginning with the ancient world of the Egyptians and Phoenicians and continuing with Greece, China, Polynesia, the Arab world, Viking explorations, their discoveries, and their ships.

Alexander Palace Time Machine, The

Alexandria, Egypt

AlternaTime – a collection of timelines on the Web

Amelia Earhart – A historical site loaded with well-structured and careful content

America from the Great Depression to World War II – 45,000 black and white (more coming) and 1600 color photographs from the Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information collection have been digitized. Includes scenes of rural and small-town life, migrant labor, the effects of the Great Depression, and mobilization for World War II.

American Experience: Mount Rushmore – Companion site to the PBS special on Mount Rushmore. Why were the faces of four American Presidents carved into a granite cliff in South Dakota’s Black Hills? How, and when, was it done? What obstacles were overcome to cut the 60-foot-high heads out of a wilderness mountain? Who possessed the audacity — or lunacy — to create such a gargantuan work?

American Memory – An overview of American History

American Treasures – Library of Congress

The American West

Ancient City of Athens

Ancient Greek World, The – Overview of ancient Greek history and culture, from the Mycenaean to the Hellenistic periods.

Ancient Roman Dishes

Any Day in History

Art History Resources – urvey of art history from ancient times to the present day divided by period with separate links to research resources, an extensive list of museums and galleries by country, online journals, exhibits, and university art departments

Avalon Project, The – Yale Law School – Extensive collection of primary documents from law, history, economics, politics, foreign relations, and government.

Bancroft Library, The

Battle for the Holy Land – With Israelis and Palestinians in an escalating war in the holy land, this companion site to the PBS show Frontline, goes behind the lines and underground in the west bank and gaza strip to reveal the tactics and strategies that led to violence of the current intifada.

Berlin Wall – This searchable site contains vast amounts of information on the Berlin Wall, including a timeline; an extensive collection of photographs with views of Checkpoint Charlie, escapes, wall art and the walls demolition; facts about the wall: and an extensive archive of documents (most in German) and photographs.

Camelot Project, The – Academic compilation of Arthurian resources

Caesar, Julius – 100-44 B.C. – annotated guide to online resources includes links to primary sources such as Suetonius and Plutarch, in Latin and English, as well as Gaius Julius Caesar’s own accounts of his campaigns.

Center for American History, The

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum – Photographs, stereoviews, engravings, maps, and documents illustrating the history of the first transcontinental railroad.

The Civil War at a Glance – This site by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, provides a thumbnail summary of the Civil War, supplemented by a series of maps detailing the various battles of the War. dedicated to the preservation of truth about the Civil War & the South.”

Civil War Photographs

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System – The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War.

Collapse: Why do Civilizations Fall? – site explores the decline of four ancient civilizations: the Maya, the early civilization of Mesopotamia, Chaco Canyon (the Anasazi of the Southwestern United States), and the Mali and Songhai of western Africa. The methods used by archeologists to understand why these particular civilizations collapsed are also presented.

Colonial Williamsburg History

Columbus and the Age of Discovery – over 1100 full-text articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, speeches, and other sources about Christopher Columbus.

Current History – a journal of contemporary world affairs

Dead Sea Scrolls, The

Diotima – women and gender in the ancient world.

Duke University Special Collections Library

DuSable Museum of African American History – This Chicago museum was “established to preserve and interpret the historical experiences and achievements of African-Americans.” In addition to information about the museum, its exhibits, and events, the site maintains a list of recommended links that includes other African-American museums and selected Web sites with more information on African American history and culture.

Egyptians – Around five thousand years ago the ancient Egyptians established an extraordinary and enduring civilisation. Their achievements have captured the imagination of the world ever since. This BBC site provides articles, including: “Building the Great Pyramid,” “The Decipherment of Hieroglyphs,” “The Story of the Nile” and “Ancient Egyptian Magic.”

Eighteenth-Century Resources Home Page – Links to info on 18th century studies and resources.

Electronic Resouces for Classicists

Encyclopedia of British History – “A comprehensive encyclopaedia being produced for the National Grid of Learning and a completely free resource for all students of British history. The encyclopaedia currently contains over 1,000 entries and is an attempt to show the history of Britain through the eyes of people from all levels of society.”

The Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern – Renowned historian Peter N. Stearns and thirty prominent historians have combined their expertise over the past ten years to perfect this comprehensive chronology of more than 20,000 entries that span the millennia from prehistoric times to the year 2000.

Exhibit Hall, The – National Archives and Records Administration -Collection of documents, photographs, and historical information.

Exploring Ancient World Cultures

Eye Witness to History – Your ringside seat to history – from the Ancient World to the present. This site presents history through the eyes of those who lived it.

Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens – Site by PBS that explores Galileo’s struggles to persuade church authorities of the truth behind his discoveries about the cosmos.

GeoHistory – historical database boasts more than 5000 articles, images, and maps that cover European history from 2500 B.C. to the present.

Gettysburg Address, The – Includes digitized images and transcriptions of two early drafts of perhaps the most famous speech delivered by President Abraham Lincoln. There are additional primary source documents associated with Lincoln’s visit to Gettysburg as well as the only known photograph of him there. This site even includes translations of the speech in 28 non-English languages. From the manuscript collections of the Library of Congress.

Great War, The

Gulf War Veteran Resources Pages – Links to info and resources on the Gulf War

H-World – a discussion list and scholarly network for world history.

Harpers Ferry NHP Virtual Visitor Center – National Park Service guide to Civil War site

Hercules: Greece’s Greatest Hero – site tells the stories of the Greek mythological hero, Hercules. The tales include Hercules’ 12 labors, his triumph over the giants, and the influential women who took part in his feats. Excellent photographs of museum pieces depicting the life of Hercules and pictures of geographical locations highlight the text.

History and Culture Guide – This National Geographic Site is a blend of new and classic features, covering a wide variety of people, places and time periods.

History Buff’s Interactive Magazine

History Channel, The

History Guide, The – The History Guide has been created for the high school and undergraduate student who is either taking classes in history, or who intends to major in history in college.

History of Money

History House: Books, Stories, and Historical Trivia

Historical Maps: The Perry Castaneda Library -Historical maps of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, polar regions and oceans, Russia and the former Soviet republics, and the United States.

History Net, The – Where History Lives on the Web

History Place, The – The History Place is not meant to be a total history resource. Rather it offers a series of in-depth studies, using various media, of some important eras and events in both US and world history.

History Today

HistoryWired – Site is a virtual tour of selected objects from the vast collections of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Museum. Here you’ll have an opportunity to look at hundreds of museum artifacts, most of which are not currently on exhibit.

HistoryWorld – Site offers resouces and tools designed to “make history make sense.”

HyperHistory: World History Chart

International Museum of Surgical Science

Internet Medieval Sourcebook – directory of Medieval history, literature, etc.

Journal of MultiMedia History – Using audio, video, graphics and text, the site seeks to bring serious historical scholarship to an online audience.

Kansas Collection, The – Letting the voices of the past be heard.

Kennedy Assassination Home Page, The

Korean History Project – a multimedia version of a 1,400 page manuscript on the history of Korea. There are 40 chapters, with the first 13 currently (May 1999) completed. They include essays, interactive maps, images, sound and video clips, and bibliographies. There is also a timeline from 8000 BC through September, 1953.

Lewis and Clark Bicentennial: Time Magaine – Time Magazine presents a special feature on the bicentennial (1803-2003) of the Corps of Discovery expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.

Library of Congress: American Special Collections – Access to special collections of Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project – digital versions of documents, images, and even music related to Abraham Lincoln’s life in Illinois from institutions throughout that state. Users will be able to access materials via browsing chronological and thematic sections or searching database sets.

Links to the Past – Explore America’s cultural resources – buildings, landscapes, archeological sites, ethnographic resources, objects and documents, structures and districts. This site by the National Park Service provides links containing information about people from the past and establish important connections to the present.

Mechanical Marvels of the Nineteenth Century – Here is the most extensive collection of images and information on Victorian-era robots to be found in the whole World Wide Web. Read illustrated accounts of the world’s first robot, the Steam Man, created in 1865!

Medieval and Renaissance Fact and Fiction – resources available on the Web about the history, culture, literature and re-creation of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Medieval Technology Pages – site provides referenced information on “technological innovation and related subjects in western Europe during the Middle Ages.” Agricultural tools, silk, windmills, and horizontal loom are among the subjects covered.

Mother of all History Link Pages, The

Multimedia Exhibits in Women’s History

Napoleon – collection of online materials covering all things Napoleon.

National Archives and Records Administration

Newberry Library, The

Nixon Watergate Tapes – This new moderated H-NET discussion list “is intended to serve as a forum for discussion of research, theory, teaching, and scholarship in the field of psychohistory, the study of historical motivations.”

Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Proceedings V.1 – V.22 Complete – all 22 volumes of the proceedings before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. Tables of contents for the volumes are accessed by volume number at the bottom of the page. A keyword search engine is also provided.

Odin’s Castle of Dreams and Legends – An archive of history and historical resources

Perseus Project – Classical texts (in Greek and English translation), Greek-English dictionaries and word search tools, more than 13,000 images of vase paintings, sculptures, and architectural works, historical essays, archaeological site plans, and an atlas of the ancient world.

Pompeii Forum Project – Complete history of Pompeii.

Real History Archives

Remembering Nagasaki – Tribute to the victims and survivors.

Remembering Pearl Harbor – Site offers a range of facts and figures on the Japanese attack on Pearl harbor. There is also an interactive map/ timeline which relates the story of the attack and offers opportunities to find out more about specific events and ships including photos and movie clips.

Roosevelt, Theodore – 1858-1919 – a timeline of events in Roosevelt’s life, a biography, bibliography, and links to other resources related to this president and Rough Rider.

Rulers of the World – listings of heads of state and heads of government for all currently existing countries, a handful of international organizations (including the UN), and listings for current and former governors for all 50 states.

Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies – Companion to a PBS NOVA program that chronicles the lives and covert activities of the so-called ‘atom spies’ in the 1940’s. Features information about “translations of Soviet cables decrypted back in the 1940s by the Venona Project, the U.S. government’s effort to intercept messages from Soviet military intelligence.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, The

Ships of the Ancient Greeks – an annotated list of a surprisingly large number of resources on the topic of ships and shipping in ancient history. There are links to some major maritime museums in addition to links to underwater archaeology, ancient shipwrecks, and images of ancient Greek ships.

The Stars and Stripes – From February 8, 1918, to June 13, 1919, by order of General John J. Pershing, the United States Army published a newspaper for its forces in France, The Stars and Stripes. This online collection, presented by the Serial and Government Publications Division of the Library of Congress, includes the complete seventy-one-week run of the newspaper’s World War I edition.

Talking History – a weekly broadcast/ Internet radio program that “focuses on all aspects of history: how we recall it, how we preserve it, how we interpret it, how we transform it into myth, and how we pass it on.

Teaching with Historic Places – Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.

Today in History – History Channel

Today in History – Library of Congress

Treasures of the Sunken City – The Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, lies buried underwater just offshore from the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

uboat.net – “The U-boat War 1939-1945”

U-505 WWII Submarine, The – The U-505 exhibit at the Museum of Science & Industry allows visitors to experience the inside of a captured WWII German submarine. You can take a virtual reality tour of the submarine, exploring each room of the submarine in a 360 degree interactive environment. You can also listen to recorded stories from American and German naval officers recounting their days aboard the sub.

The Underground Railroad – The National Geographic site offers a glimpse of the slave experience in an interactive history journey entitled ‘The Underground Railroad.’ Features include a timeline, a map, and links to biographies to learn more about this era. The evocative graphics and text make for compelling interactive history.

U.S. Civil War Center

U.S. History.org – Welcome to the ushistory.org “Congress of Websites,” created and hosted by the Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia. Our mission is to bring American history to life for visitors worldwide on the Internet.

Voice from the Days of Slavery – Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories provides the opportunity to listen to former slaves describe their lives.

Washington, George – 1731-1799 – Over 135,000 documents relating to George Washington have been collected by the University of Virginia for eventual compilation in the Letterpress Edition of the Papers of George Washington, a series of approximately 85 volumes. This site provides excerpts from this massive project, selected articles about Washington, as well as an index to the names of people identified in the series.

Westward Expansion, United States history of the American West – a section of the WWW-Virtual Library for US History.

World’s Columbian Exposition: Ideas, Experience, Aftermath

World Cultures – Comprehensive anthology of materials for courses in world cultures. Includes “learning modules” for civilizations from Mesopotamia to the modern period, with essays, primary source materials, and discussion topics.

World History Compass – index of world history sites organized topically, regionally, and chronologically, as well as news about history-related topics.

World of the Vikings, The – guide to Internet resources on the Vikings includes academic sites, e-mail lists, museums, re-enactment organizations, and retail sites. There are also links to sources of information on runes, sagas, ships, and mead (the beverage).

World War I and II Posters: Univ. of Minn. – “At the present time, 87 representative images from the war posters collection have been digitized. This number will continue to increase until all 6,000 of our posters have been scanned.”

World War I: Trenches on the Web

World War II Commemoration – site provides an in-depth introduction to the Second World War. Information is given on each of the major war theaters with key terminology and concepts explained for the layperson. Biographies of the leading political figures and statistics on war casualties are also furnished.

World War II Resources – Primary source materials on the Web. Original documents regarding all aspects of the war.

Yahoo! – History Links

 

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