Monday, October 29, 2007

Guide to Hundreds of On-line Archives and Collections

At the Online Education Database, are links to hundreds of archives and on-line research resources. Hat tip.
Hundreds of libraries and archives exist online, from university-supported sites to individual efforts. Each one has something to offer to researchers, students, and teachers. This list contains over 250 libraries and archives that focus mainly on localized, regional, and U.S. history, but it also includes larger collections, eText and eBook repositories, and a short list of directories to help you continue your research efforts.

The site includes state-by-state links to on-line archives and digital resources, such as:

Alaska's Digital Archives: If you're interested in Alaska history and culture, this site now includes over 10,000 items including images and text gathered from Alaska state museums, the Sitka Tribe Historical Society, the University of Alaska and more.

USC Digital Archive: University of Southern California Libraries select, collect, reserve and make accessible high quality digital images of unique materials with metadata to support research, and provide a "gateway" to resources on Los Angeles and Southern California.

University of Hawai'i Digital Library: These digital collections at Manoa Library include historical and cultural material in digital form. Materials include scanned material from Archives and Manuscript collections, the Asia Collection, art works from the Jean Charlot Collection, resources related to Hawai'i and Pacific culture and history and material from the Rare collection.

Archives of Maryland Online: This site currently provides access to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland's government.

USMA Digital Collections: At the United States Military Academy Library's Digital Collections you can gain access to Alexander Hamilton's papers, to Civil War maps, to class yearbooks, and more from this West Point academy.

The Library of Virginia Digital Library: This library is slowing expanding its digital collections, and their land records and WPA artifacts represent superb resources for historians and genealogists. Don't miss the exhibitions, which include topics about the coal mine, women in Virginia, and maps, images, and textual materials.