Digital Libraries
    (Great Resources for Primary Source Documents)

    SSO Portal 

    (Primary Sources in all databases. Once logged in to the portal click on the Library Online Resources Button)
    These are the Library of Congress Primary Source sets. They include teacher guides.  
    Chosen from the National Archives. 

    Patty Windsor's Digital Library Collection on Pearl Trees



    The hurricane that destroyed Galveston on September 8, 1900 - manuscripts, photographs, and other archival holdings provide graphic evidence of survivors' Storm experiences and the carnage that was left in its wake.


    http://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies/  Links to movie clips that use math.



    Denver Public Library - Chronicles the people, events, and places that shaped the settlement and growth of the Western frontier. Features images of North American Indians, pioneer life, mining, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, Denver, Colorado towns (such as Cripple Creek), and railroads.



    Slavery & Abolition in the US – select publication of the 1800s

    Digitized books and pamphlets demonstrating the varying ideas and beliefs about slavery in the United States throughout the 19th century. The collection includes more than 70 titles published between 1787 and 1911 with some 15,000 individual pages of text and searchable transcriptions.



    Galaxy of Images – Smithsonian Institution Libraries

    includes thousands of images representing a small portion of the more than 1.5-million printed books and manuscripts in their collections. Images are browsable or searchable by keyword or topics that include the animal world, art and design, bones and fossils, history and material culture, literature, the natural world, plants and flowers, portraits, science and invention, scientific instruments and apparatus, society and culture, technology and transportation, and trade literature.



    Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, includes over 7,600 photographs organized in 76 separate albums, scrapbooks, or loose collections. The photographs depict life, primarily in East Africa, between about 1860 and 1960.



    Created in 2000 by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high-quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.



    World Images

    The database, founded by California State University, contains over 75,000 images in 800 portfolios; including Architecture, Myth & Magic, Material Culture, Cities, Special Exhibitions and so much more.



    Containing over 15,000 individual pieces of fine art, this new digital library from Brown University chronicles the history of world military and naval uniforms from the 17th century to the present (some works date back even farther).

    Multimedia AdViews is a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s.

    Visitors to the digital library can view the president's most famous speeches, click through telegramsfrom civil rights leader Medgar Evers imploring Kennedy to get tougher on racial discrimination and listen in on his conversation with Eleanor Roosevelt about the Peace Corps. In all, 200,000 digitized documents are available online. The library, which is based in Boston, plans to digitize 100,000 items from Kennedy's presidency every year.

Last Modified on November 2, 2017