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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.

The State of Wisconsin publishes an annual volume known as the Wisconsin Blue Book, which contains extensive data on the state’s government, population, geography, history, elections, education, social services, finance, agriculture, industry, and transportation. This project offers digitized versions of the Blue Books from 1853 through 2004.

This digital project showcases accounts of over 100,000 trials from London’s central criminal court, known as the Old Bailey, between 1674 and 1834. Creators promote the collection as “the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published.”

This series, which is produced by the State Department’s Office of the Historian and available in print from the Government Printing Office, is the official record of American foreign policy documents.  This digitized version covers the period from 1861-1957.

This collection consists of historic maps of South Carolina from 1888 through 1975.

This collection of documents consists of Native American constitutions, legal codes, and agreements with the U.S. government. The documents trace Native Americans’ struggles to maintain their sovereignty.

This digital project provides access to 100 milestone documents in the history of the United States, including original images and typed transcripts for each.

This website is the starting point for researchers interested in exploring the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), which administers vast resources on virtually every topic in United States history. It provides instructions for the use of the electronic archive as well as search tools to explore specific topics. 

This online exhibit includes primary and secondary sources on four centuries of British-American relations from the age of exploration through the late twentieth century. Named for national icons representing the two countries (John Bull for Britain and Uncle Sam for the U.S.), the collection reveals the complicated relationship between the two.


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