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contain History related materials as well as from other subjects
Academy of Achievement
Academy of Achievement brings you face
to face with the extraordinary individuals who have shaped our
times. It is an amazing collection, not of mere artifacts, but
of people and ideas that fill you with inspiration,
encouragement, and the will to achieve.
Ad*Access is a pilot project to make a selection of
historical advertisements available for study and research. The
project draws on part of a large collection of magazine and
newspaper ads within the Duke library's J. Walter Thompson
Company Archives. The project includes over 7,000 ads, mainly
from U.S. publications dating between 1911 and 1955.
America in the 1930's
America in the 1930s was created
in June 1998 for the American Studies Program at the University
of Virginia. It is a continuing project, with new sites and
resources added as students and faculty complete new projects
and improved technologies become available.
American Memory provides free and open access through the
Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still
and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document
the American experience. It is a digital record of American
history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of
the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle
historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to
shape America, serving the public as a resource for education
and lifelong learning.
The British Museum presents information about
ancient Egypt through the use of objects from the British
Museum's collection. The aim of this program is not to be a
definitive source of information about all aspects and all time
periods relevant to ancient Egypt. Rather, it is geared towards
illuminating certain aspects of ancient Egyptian history that
are especially important, interesting, or lend themselves to
The Ancient Olympic Games
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and
Anthropology gives the real story of the
on-line exhibition prepared in conjunction with the
Colloquium "Antiqua Medicina: Aspects in Ancient Medicine"
held in McLeod Hall, at the Health System of the University of
Virginia on February 27, 1997.
The Applied History Research Group
multimedia tutorials will work with existing courses taught
at colleges and universities throughout Alberta. They focus on
standard periods and subjects in the Social Sciences,
Humanities, and Fine Arts. Given the inter-disciplinary nature
of these tutorials, committees were formed to guide their
content, design, and production. The steering committees are
made up of subject experts from applicable departments and
faculties at the University of Calgary, Red Deer College, and
Mount Royal College.
The Authentic History Center
Authentic History Center is independently owned and operated
by Michael S. Barnes, a teacher at Byron Center High School.
Students are active contributors and users of the site.
The Authentic History Center is comprised of images of
artifacts, sounds, and written letters and diaries. These items
reflect the history and societal values of the time period in
which they were produced. They are presented here for individual
study of American History.
The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
The Avalon Project is dedicated to providing access via the
World Wide Web to primary source materials in the fields of Law,
History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We
intend to add value to these primary sources by linking to other
documents expressly referred to in the body of the text. We also
intend to provide as many internal links within a document as
are necessary to facilitate study and navigation.
BBC History Topics
BBC History Topics you'll find in-depth articles, multimedia
(like games, virtual tours and animations) as well as bite-size
material like timelines and short biographies of historic
figures. All is designed for you to get more out of your
interest in History. Topics range from prehistory through today.
Becoming Human is an interactive documentary experience that
tells the story of our origins. Journey through four million
years of human evolution presented by the Institute of Human
Origins of Arizona State University.
Search over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present.
A Biography of America
A Biography of America is a telecourse and video series that
presents American history as a living narrative. This series web
site lets you delve further into the topics of the 26 video
programs. For each program you'll find an interactive feature
related to the subject or the time period of the program. In
addition, you'll find a listing of key events of the period, a
map relevant to the period, the transcript of the video program,
and a "Webography" - a set of annotated web links. You will most
likely want to watch the video program before using its related
web segments, but you can use either independently.
The British Empire
This site is dedicated to analysing the history of the
British Empire: The triumphs, the humiliations, the good that it
brought and the bad that it inflicted.
British History Timeline
Produced by the BBC, this
timeline traces the history of the British Isles from the
Neolithic and Bronze Ages to the present day.
Brown vs. Board of Education Archive
The University of Michigan Library's
v. Board of Education Digital Archive contains documents and
images which chronicle events surrounding this historically
significant case up to the present.
The Cold War
From Yalta to Malta: Experience CNN's landmark documentary
series in this
award-winning Web site:
• Navigate interactive maps
• See rare archival footage online
• Learn more about the key players
• Read recently declassified documents
• Tour Cold War capitals through 3-D images
Columbus and the Age of Discovery
A joint research project of the History Department and
Academic Computing Services of Millersville University of
Columbus and the Age of Discovery is a text retrieval system
containing over 1100 text articles from magazines, journals,
newspapers, speeches, official calendars and other sources
relating to various encounter themes.
Conversations with History
lively and unedited video interviews, distinguished
men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and
their work. Guests include diplomats, statesmen, and soldiers;
economists and political analysts; scientists and historians;
writers and foreign correspondents; activists and artists. The
interviews span the globe and include discussion of political,
economic, military, legal, cultural, and social issues shaping
our world. At the heart of each interview is a focus on
individuals and ideas that make a difference. From U.C. Berkley.
A Chronology of US Historical Documents
The University of Oklahoma College of Law has the complete texts
Historical Documents from pre-collonial times to the
The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 10,000 maps
online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century
North and South America maps and other cartographic materials.
Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also
represented. Collection categories include antique atlas, globe,
school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket,
wall, childrens and manuscript maps.
De Re Militari
The Society for Medieval Military History, is an
international scholarly association established to foster and
develop interest in the study of pre-modern military affairs. To
meet this goal,
Militari seeks to facilitate a greater exchange of
information and ideas on all aspects of medieval warfare, though
conferences, publications, and internet access. They publish
The Journal of Medieval Military History, and on this website
have developed a large section of academic resources.
Digital History is the definitive online source for American
History with an online textbook, guides, timelines, original
source materials, images, maps, music and much more. Presented
by the University of Houston.
EASE History is a rich online environment that
supports the learning and teaching of US History. Hundreds of
historical videos and photographs are currently available in
EASE History. Learn about US History through the prism of US
presidential campaign ads, better understand the complexities of
campaign issues and their historical context by looking at
historical events, and explore the meanings of core values by
examining how these values have been applied in both historical
events and campaign ads.
eHistory is the site for history fans, enthusiasts and
eHistory consists of over 130,000 pages of historical content;
5,300 timeline events;
800 battle outlines;
350 biographies; and
thousands of images and maps. Explore the site and satisfy
your curiosity. The Department of History at The Ohio State
University is proud to be the new home of eHistory.com.
edited by Jack Lynch of Rutgers -- Newark, is a collection of
Eighteenth-Century Resources on the Net.
Evolution from PBS travels around the world to examine
evolutionary science and the profound effect it has had on
society and culture. From the genius and torment of Charles
Darwin to the vast changes that spawned the tree of life, from
the role of mass extinctions in the survival of species to the
power of sex to drive evolutionary change, Evolution is
fascinating and far-reaching in scope. The series also explores
the emergence of consciousness, the success of humans, and the
perceived conflict between science and religion in understanding
Explore Byzantium you will find a historical overview,
timelines, maps, articles and bibliographic material - all
dedicated to the fascinating civilisation of Byzantium. The site
also features an extensive photographic gallery, which details
some of the surviving examples of Byzantine architecture and
public art - from Italy through to the empire's heartland in
modern Greece and Turkey.
Exploring Ancient World Cultures
is an on-line course supplement for students and teachers of the
ancient and medieval worlds. It features its own essays and
primary texts. In addition, to its own resources, EAWC also
includes a substantial index of internet sites, divided into
five sub-indices: a chronology, an essay index, an image index,
an internet site index and an electronic text index.
Exploring the French Revolution
Exploring the French Revolution provides an accessible and
lively introduction to the French Revolution as well as an
extraordinary archive of some of the most important documentary
evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images,
and a number of maps and songs. Lynn Hunt of UCLA and Jack
Censer of George Mason University—both internationally renowned
scholars of the Revolution—served as principal authors and
editors. The site itself is a collaboration of the Center for
History and New Media (George Mason University) and the American
Social History Project (City University of New York), supported
by grants from the Florence Gould Foundation and the National
Endowment for the Humanities.
Eye Witness to History
Eye Witness to History is 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.
Facing History and Ourselves is a national educational
organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse
backgrounds in civic education that encourages the skills,
promotes the values, and fosters the ideals needed to sustain a
democracy. For Facing History and Ourselves, the question of the
21st century is, “What have we learned about the history of
collective violence in the 20th century that can help us educate
students about the opportunities that individuals, groups, and
nations have to make a difference."
The Galileo Project
Galileo Project is a hypertext source of information on the
life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of
his time. The project is supported by the Office of the Vice
President of Computing of Rice University. The initial stages
were made possible by a grant from the Council on Library
Resources to Fondren Library.
Historical Census Browser
The original source of the each decade's data in the
Historical Census Browser is the decennial census conducted
by the U.S. Census Bureau. This site maintained by the
University of Virginia Library allows you to browse the data
files for each decade and choose from the lists of variables.
You can produce lists of data by state or county that can be
sorted, calculate proportions, or graph any of the variables.
Historical Voices (www.historicalvoices.org)
is part of the Digital Library Initiative II funded in part by
the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for
the Humanities. Historical Voices is one of the first fully
functional, multi-media, interoperable digital libraries
available online. The primary goals of each of these projects
will be the development of a rich set of both online exhibits
and educational curricula, utilizing audio files as a key
component of these resources.
History of Money
Monetary history in context from the dawn of civilization to
the beginning of the twenty first century, based on the
definitive book by Glyn Davies.
The History Net
The History Net is the history lover's home on the Internet.
They strive to deliver the deepest and broadest collection of
articles from leading writers and historians, accessible to
novices and students as well as experts. Educators and students
find The History Net an invaluable resource and general
enthusiasts have access to an ever-growing archive of excellent
writing that focuses on the humanity of history. The daily
features engage and educate and help foster a growing community
of history enthusiasts.
History News Network
HNN was created
to give historians the opportunity to reach a national audience
on issues of public concern. It is not a scholarly journal. It
is a vehicle for scholars seeking to enrich the public debate.
HistoryWired: A few of our favorite things is an
experimental program through which you can take a virtual tour
of selected objects from the vast collections of the National
Museum of American History. Here you'll have an opportunity to
look at hundreds of museum artifacts, most of which are not
currently on exhibit.
HyperHistory is an expanding scientific project presenting
3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of
synchronoptic lifelines, timelines, and maps.
The HyperWar Project
The HyperWar Project is a collection of material related to
the (primarily military) history of the Second World War,
completely cross-referenced via hypertext links and enhanced,
where appropriate, by various multi-media computer technologies,
such as sound, movies, Java applets, etc.
Illustrated History of the Roman Empire
Illustrated History of the Roman Empire gives a
comprehensive history, pictures and maps of the Roman era from
the founding to the decline and fall. Over 70 megabytes of date
are presented here.
Images of American Political History
Images of American Political History is A collection of over
500 public domain images of American Political History. Creation
of this collection was supported by a Robert H. Michel Civic
Education grant from the Dirksen Congressional Center. Thanks
also to Geoffrey S. Paul for access to his antique books and to
the Special Collections Division of the Michigan State
University Library for images from the American Radicalism
Internet History Sourcebooks are collections
of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented
cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for
educational use by Paul Halsall of Fordham University.
The Labyrinth provides free, organized access to electronic
resources in medieval studies through a World Wide Web server at
Georgetown University. The Labyrinth's easy-to-use menus and
links provide connections to databases, services, texts, and
images on other servers around the world. Each user will be able
to find an Ariadne's thread through the maze of information on
this study you will be investigating the political changes
that took place during the 19th century. You will be looking at
9 different investigations that will tell the story of the
political history of Britain between 1800 and 1914. The sources
in these investigations have been chosen to highlight the role
of important individuals, the broad pattern of changes and the
different causes of those changes. During the investigations you
will find out how different factors affected the development of
Making of America
is a digital library of primary sources in American social
history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The
collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of
education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion,
and science and technology.
Middle East Network Information Center
MENIC is an online guide to Middle East-related websites and
databased that can be accessed via the World Wide Web. It is
created by a staff of editors who visit and evaluate web sites,
and then organize them into subject-based categories and
sub-categories. A service of the University of Texas.
Napoleon.org is a service of The Fondation Napoléon, a
registered French Charity and has as its mission the
encouragement of the study of and in interest in the history of
the First and Second Empires.
National Archives, which covers England, Wales and the
United Kingdom, was formed in April 2003 by bringing together
the Public Record Office and the Historical Manuscripts
Commission. It is responsible for looking after the records of
central government and the courts of law, and making sure
everyone can look at them. The collection is one of the largest
in the world and spans an unbroken period from the 11th century
to the present day.
Nine Lives of Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon was one of the most contentious figures of the
last fifty years of American history. Since he first stepped
into the public spotlight after World War Two, he has constantly
reworked and reinterpreted himself to his observers in an
attempt to influence the future perception of history. His death
on April 22, 1994, provided the occasion for yet another
remaking of Nixon. Since then, Nixon's image has not halted its
spinning on the potter's wheel of history. His history continues
to be debated, particularly in cyberspace.
Oliver Cromwell Website
Oliver Cromwell Website uses the resources of the
Cromwell Collection, supported by those of the Huntingdon Record
Office and the Cromwell Museum, are available to assist in the
pursuit of the study of Cromwell. This site is
jointly maintained by the Cromwell Association and the Cromwell
A National Initiative on American History, Civics, and
Service. At the heart of this initiative are 100 milestone
documents of American history. These documents reflect our
diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our
commitment as a nation to continue to strive to “form a more
Remembering Pearl Harbor
Interactive timeline of the attack on
Pearl Harbor from National Geographic.
Spartacus Educational Website
hypertext directory is an esoteric collection of links and
information loosely centered around the British Empire and its
colonies from ancient times to today. Emphasis is also on the
two world wars and the participants therein.
History, based at the University at Albany, State University
of New York, is a production, distribution, and instructional
center for all forms of "aural" history. Our mission is to
provide teachers, students, researchers and the general public
with as broad and outstanding a collection of audio
documentaries, speeches, debates, oral histories, conference
sessions, commentaries, archival audio sources, and other aural
history resources as is available anywhere.
Theban Mapping Project
Since its inception in 1978, the
Theban Mapping Project (TMP, now based at the American
University in Cairo) has been working to prepare a comprehensive
archaeological database of Thebes. Discover each tomb in the
Valley in this interactive Atlas. Investigate a database of
information about each tomb, view a compilation of more than
2000 images, interact with models of each tomb, and measure,
pan, and zoom over 250 detailed maps, elevations, and sections.
Time's 100 Most Important People of the Century
100 Most Important People of the Century profiled and
Turning the Pages
Turning the Pages is an award-winning interactive display
system developed by the British Library to increase public
access and enjoyment of its treasures.Visitors can virtually
'turn' the pages of rare books or manuscripts in a highly
realistic way, using touch-screen technology and animation. Very
slow loading site, but worth the wait.
The Victoria Research
Web, a guide to research resources
written by the founder and manager of the long-running VICTORIA
discussion list for Victorian Studies. Like VICTORIA, the VRW is
dedicated to the scholarly study of nineteenth-century Britain,
and to aiding researchers, teachers, and students in their
investigations of any and all aspects of this fascinating
White House Tapes
Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both
political parties secretly recorded just under
5,000 hours of conversations. This site is designed as a
service to the research community by making freely available all
of the presidential recordings, along with relevant research
materials, so that scholars, teachers, students, and the public
can hear and use these remarkable tapes for themselves.
The site is hosted and maintained by the Presidential Recordings
Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public
World Cultures is the culmination of over two years of
web-based teaching and learning. The site combines the reading
and course materials of two World Cultures courses taught using
web-based materials since Fall of 1994 at Washington State
University. The site is now expanding into a larger resource for
a larger population and distribution of students and will
eventually consist of a rich anthology of readings, a complete
set of textbook materials, a set of interrelated learning
modules, and a finished glossary.
overview of world history written by Frank Smitha contains
timelines, maps and information on religions, empires. and all
other components of world history.