The University of New Hampshire Digital Collections Initiative will no longer maintain the Compendium of Digital Collections . If you work for an educational institution and are interested in taking over the content and future development of this resource, please contact me. Otherwise, the Compendium will be retired on August 15, 2011.

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http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/inharmony/

This collection provides access to thousands of pieces of sheet music from the Indiana State Library, the Indiana State Museum, the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana University Lilly Library and was developed by the Indiana University Digital Library Program with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.   Drawn primarily from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the collection includes works by well-known composers such as George M. Cohan, Cole Porter, Al Jolson, and Jerome Kern. (excerpted from site)

http://mwdl.org

The Mountain West Digital Library is an aggregation of digital collections from institutions in Utah, Nevada and Idaho published by the Utah Academic Library Consortium. Collections are included from varied institutions such as Brigham Young University, Utah State Archives and the Utah State Forest Service.

http://www.aladin.wrlc.org/gsdl/collect/wcl/wcl.shtml

The Washington College of Law (WCL) was founded in 1896 by Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma M. Gillett. WCL was incorporated in 1898 and merged with American University in 1949. WCL was the first law school founded by women for women. Ellen Spencer Mussey was the first woman dean of a law school.

The Washington College of Law Historical Collection from the Pence Law Library contains class schedules, correspondence, newspapers, programs, scrapbooks, and yearbooks documenting its history from 1851-1960. In addition, there are materials relating to the 1902 Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in Washington, D.C., Kappa Beta Pi (a legal sorority), and WCL founder, Ellen Spencer Mussey, and her family. The scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, invitations, photographs, and programs featuring alumni, students, and events. (description excerpted from site)

http://www.dloc.com

The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library of resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections. Collections include books, photographs, archives of Caribbean leaders and governments, legal documents, official historical documents, literature (novels, poetry, journals, and more), art, audio-visual materials, and historic and contemporary maps. The Digital Library of the Caribbean provides free, open access to all materials, and all materials are full text searchable, with JPG2000 images that load quickly but can be zoomed for detail. As of November 2008, the Digital Library of the Caribbean held 21,157 items comprising 560,491 pages built from the regular loading of new materials from partner institutions.

Description curtesy of Laurie Taylor, University of Florida Libraries’ Digital Library Center

http://dl.lib.brown.edu/sheetmusic/yiddish/

This collection’s focus is on the Yiddish-language musical stage, and includes many photographs of performers (often in costume) and composers, and, not infrequently, scenes from theatrical productions. Also included in the collection are art songs, Hebrew and Yiddish language folk songs, and religious music, notably from the cantorial repertoire. Notable performers and theatrical personalities represented are Molly Picon, Bores Thomashefsky, David Kessler, Jacob Adler, Aaron Lebedeff, Abraham Goldfaden, Mrs. Regina Praeger, and Cantor Gershon Sirota, among many others. (excerpt from site)

http://palmm.fcla.edu/fh/

The libraries of Florida’s State University System have collaborated on a digital project showcasing the state’s history, culture, and arts. Major themes include Native Americans, racial and ethnic minority populations, exploration, tourism, and the environment.

http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/immigration/

As part of the Open Collections Program, Harvard University offers a wealth of texts and images related to voluntary immigration to the United States from 1789-1930. The collection’s strongest offerings are from the nineteenth-century, when successive waves of immigrants from all over the world flocked to the U.S. to reap the benefits of the new urban industrial order. Materials illuminate the perspectives of immigrants and native-born Americans and highlight both the benefits and the challenges faced by a nation during a phase of rapid immigration.

http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/index.html

NASA has digitized over 9000 press release photos from the American manned space program. Spanning the duration of the program from the Mercury to the STS-79 Shuttle, the website of the Johnson Space Center offers an impressive array of images. Users may search or browse the images.

http://digital.library.unlv.edu/early_las_vegas/index.html

This digital collection focuses on the early history of Las Vegas, Nevada in the beginning of the twentieth century. While it is currently best known as an entertainment destination, early Las Vegas makes a useful case study for those interested in industry, suburbanization, transportation, and ecology. Additionally, photographs from the post-WWII period showcase the growing prevalence of Vegas nightclubs that will be familiar to contemporary visitors.

http://library.manoa.hawaii.edu/research/digicoll.html

The University of Hawaii at Manoa hosts a large number of digital collections. Most relate to the history and culture of Hawaii, but several are based on materials from and about Asia. Together, the collections showcase Hawaii’s diverse peoples and cultures and its relationship with other nations and territories throughout the Pacific.

http://soda.sou.edu/tribal.html

This digital collection features textual and visual materials on the First (Indian) Nations of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Sources include treaties, dictionaries, books, articles, and government publications. The collection is designed to show the impact of the First Nations on the history, culture, and ecology of the region.

http://ecollections.crl.edu/index.php

The Center for Research Libraries provides access to a number of diverse digital collections on a variety of subjects. Topics include propaganda from the early years of the People’s Republic of China, slavery and emancipation in Mali, Chicago’s most prominent Polish language newspaper, Brazilian government documents, pamphlets from the French Revolution, and the history and culture of Southeast Asia.

http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cmt/

This collection consists of more than 2,500 television interviews with prominent authors of fiction and nonfiction taped over the last 30 years. The “Connie Martinson Talks Books” television series originates from L.A. CityView Channel 35 and can be seen on government-access cable outlets around the country and PBS in New York. Included in the collection so far are interviews with Barack Obama, Calvin Trillin, Elie Wiesel, Gore Vidal, Joseph  Heller, Lisa See, Mary Gordon, and Susan Vreeland. New interviews will be added on an ongoing basis.

http://www.uwm.edu/Libraries/digilib/georgia/index.html

This digital collection presents more than 700 images of Russia and the Caucasus region, particularly of rural areas in Georgia and Dagestan. The photographs, taken by William O. Field in the late 1920s and early 1930s, are housed at the American Geographical Society Library. The photographic collection is supplemented by Field’s diaries and travel notes, and a selection of maps of the Caucasus region.

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