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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.


The University Library System (ULS) at the University of Pittsburgh has digitized and mounted online its rare and complete set of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. Each of the 435 plates link to their respective narrative within Audubon’s companion publication, his Ornithological Biography, also digitized as part of this project.

The correspondence of Charles Darwin (1809-1882) provide us with an invaluable source of information, not only about his own intellectual development and social network, but about Victorian science and society in general. The letters, around 14,500 total, may be searched by correspondent, by date, subject, or even by the occupation of the author.

Use the “Browse Collection” link bellow the collection thumbnail on the right side of the page.

This collection provides a first-hand perspective on the Civil War through the letters of Third Texas Cavalry Major J. N. Coleman and his fiance. Additional material includes an interactive map and time-line along with a brief overview of the Ross Brigade.

Materials from eight Vermont Congressmen, produced from 1818 to 2004, document topics including the abolition of slavery, the butter trade, and the rich social and political history of Vermont. The collection may be searched or browsed by title or by its broad categories: Congressional Portraits, Tennie Toussaint Photographs, Congressional Speeches, Dairy and the US Congress, and Congressional Papers.


This site is a project of the UNH Library Digital Collections Initiative. Search for collections by key word in the box below or use the subjects list.


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