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California Subject Focus
California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC)
Includes over 150,000 digitized pages of California newspapers spanning the years 1849-1911. They include the Alta California (1849-1889); the San Francisco Call (1900-1910); the Amador Ledger (1900-1911); the Imperial Valley Press (1901-1911); and the Los Angeles Herald (1905-1907).
California Historical Newspapers
Provides access to many California newspapers of historical significance dating as far back as 1849. Newspapers from San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Stockton and Benicia are included.
Selected Digital Collections
An image database of over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Covers five categories - Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II.
Organizations & Libraries with Multiple Collections
American Memory Project
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.
Duke Digital Collections
Digital image collection held by Duke University Libraries or other organizations affiliated with Duke University. Includes collections such as the William Gedney Photographs and Writings, Historic American Sheet Music and the Emergence of Advertising in America.
UC Libraries - Multiple Collections
Format Focus - Images
ARTstor is an ever-growing digital library of over 500,000 images of art, architecture and archeology from a wide range of cultures and time periods to support teaching and learning in the humanities and social sciences.
AP Images Collection
Photographs, audio sound bites, and graphics from the Associated Press (AP). The collection includes 12 million photographs from 1826 forward.
Animal Diversity Web (ADW)
An online collection of natural history, classification, species characteristics, conservation biology, and distribution information on thousands of species of animals. Contains photographs, sound clips, and a virtual museum. Via the University of Michigan. Previously BIODIDAC.
Botanical Society of America Online Image Collection
Searchable database of over 800 botanical teaching slides.
Images of America: a History of American Life in Images and Texts
Over 1 million historical images and texts from local history books, celebrating the places and faces that give America its spirit and life.
LIFE Photo Archive (hosted by Google)
Search photographs from the LIFE photo archive.
Format Focus - Primary Documents
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (Gale)
Digital images of 150,000 books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of texts in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more.
African American Newspapers
1827 - 1998. Provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states, including many rare and historically significant
American Periodicals (ProQuest)
1740 - 1940. Includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. Access is available to the American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries collection.
Gerritsen Collection Women's History Online
1543 - 1945. Trace the evolution of feminism by using digital images from more than 4,700 books, periodicals, letters, diaries and pamphlets from Europe, the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand. Contains over two million page images of primary sources.
Full-text, primary documents and critical documentary essays on a variety of topics related to the late nineteenth century in America. Themes include race & ethnicity, labor, western expansion, gender, and social progress.
Hispanic American Newspapers
1808 - 1980. A collection of Spanish-language and Spanish/English newspapers printed in the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. Coverage begins in 1808 with the first Spanish-language newspaper printed in the U.S.
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories
Provides access to personal accounts of immigrants who came to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950.