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History Project Resources

  National History Day: The National History Day program has established a website with information about the contest, rules, sample topics, history of the program, student discussion forums, and a parents’ page.

History & Culture: Home page for National Park Service with additional informational links.

Eyewitness to History: Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it, presented by Ibis Communications, Inc., a digital publisher of educational programming.

eHistory: History resource run by the Department of History at Ohio State University. Included primary sources, multimedia histories, book reviews, and more. Be sure to peruse the Archives for resources ranging from ancient history through the Vietnam War.

Japanese Internment Camps: The Densho Digital Archive contains more than 500 hours of interviews, visual histories of Japanese Americans and others affected by the World War II incarceration. Also included are over 8,000 historical images documenting Japanese American history.

Internet Public Library: IPL was designed and is maintained by professional Librarians. The site is an index to over 16,000 web sites which have been reviewed by IPL staff for accuracy and reliability. Some primary sources can be located by using the site’s search option and typing in the term “primary sources”.

Library of Congress: The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. A small percentage of the LOC’s collection is available online. Of particular interest are the American Memory and Global Gateway sections of the site which provide timelines, images, and essays covering people, places, and events.

Presidential Timeline: The Presidential Timeline provides a single point of access to an ever-growing selection of digitized assets from the collections of the twelve Presidential Libraries of the National Archives. Among these assets you’ll find documents, photographs, audio recordings, and video relating to the events of the presidents’ lives.

National Archives: The National Archives is the keeper of many historical documents including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Archives also holds in trust for the public the records of ordinary citizens—for example, military records, naturalization, and even the canceled check from the purchase of Alaska. Many exhibits are online.

Calisphere: This site offers public access to more than 150,000 digitized primary sources from the libraries and museums of the 10 UC campuses and cultural heritage organizations across California.

Our Documents: One hundred milestone documents, compiled by the National archives and Records Administration, chronicling United States history from 1776 to 1965 are available on this site.

Primary Sources: The American Library Association discusses Primary Sources, what they are, how to find one on the web, how to evaluate a source, and how to cite a source.

Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive: The site is hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi located in Hattiesburg, MS which had the largest and most successful Freedom Summer project in 1964. The digital archive includes letters, photographs, and oral histories documenting the civil rights movement in Mississippi.

The Bancroft Library: The Bancroft is the library for University of California, Berkeley. The library hosts a variety of primary sources on its web site including digital collections of the Free Speech Movement, Japanese American Relocation, and the Disability Rights Movement.

UCLA Institute on Primary Resources: Discussion of what is a primary source accompanied by a list of some websites. Additional primary source websites can be found here.

University of North Carolina Research Guide: African American History research guide from the Ramsey Library at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, containing links to a variety of sites.

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