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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.
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.
Between 1946 and 1964, the United States conducted nuclear weapons testing in the South Pacific, primarily on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The resulting radiation had a tremendous impact on local ecology and along with several colleagues, Lauren R. Donaldson of the University of Washington surveyed the damage. This digital collection showcases Donaldson’s personal papers, photographs, and surveys.
This digital project provides access to a variety of materials related to the waters of the American West. Focusing on the Columbia, Colorado, Platte and Rio Grande River basins, the project touches on the legal, political, cultural, and ecological debates over Western waters as well as the resources and opportunities the waters have provided to humans and animals in the region.
This digital project provides access to a variety of primary and secondary sources concerning the environment in New Jersey and the surrounding regions. The sources include documents, photographs, videos, and maps, and many are not available anywhere else.
This digital collection, conceived as the “Noah’s Ark for the internet era,” features photographs, films, and audio recordings of the world’s animal species. Along with these primary sources, the site provides extensive information on life science, biodiversity, and wildlife conservation.
This digital collection contains primary and secondary source materials on the history of science and technology. Topics covered include animal and plant biology, engineering, natural history, microbiology, and ecology.