Library of Congress makes accessible over 20,000 documents, including incoming and outgoing correspondence and drafts of speeches. Most of the collection covers the period from 1850s to 1865.
Directory of primary source documents arranged by time period.
Over 160,000 black & white photos and over 1600 color photos documenting rural and urban life in America.
More than 7 million digital item from the historical collections of the Library of Congress including photographs, manuscripts, rare books, maps, recorded sound, and moving pictures.
Biographical information, texts of speeches and addresses, video and sound clips.
From the Miller Center of Public Affairs, this site contains biographies of presidents and first ladies, lists of cabinet members, timelines, image galleries, and essays on presidential policy.
From Salem Press, a decade-by-decade survey of 20th century North American history. Coverage of events, movements, people, popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics. Remote use: Liverpool Cardholders Only.
From Salem Press, primary source documents and essays centering on key events in American History including the periods of the Civil War, Reconstruction Era, World War I, World War II, and Postwar 1940s.
Primary sources documenting Southern history from the Colonial period through early 20th century.
Primary source documents, sound recordings, photographs, sheet music and newspapers from the American Memory Historical Collections of the Library of Congress.
Enlistment forms, letters from the 117th N.Y. Volunteer Infantry Regiment and personal letters written between 1862 and 1865.
Includes Civil War battle descriptions, biographies, medical care, and essays.
Official website of The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation—the specially designated successor organization of the federal Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (ALBC). This web site features biographies, a timeline, links to Lincoln's speeches, and suggested reading.
100 documents that span United States history from 1776 to 1965.
From the Internet Public Library, this web site provides links to online presidential resources including biographies, historical documents, and audio and video files.
Highlights of events of the day with links to the Library of Congress's digital collections.
Coverage of current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals is useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.
Historical documents of the U. S. government
Sponsored by the "Project For Defense Alternatives", this site provides links to a number of articles with different viewpoints on the Iraq War.