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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.


This digital collection features selections from the work of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Dunbar (1872-1906) was a prominent African-American writer who composed multiple poems, several books, and a number of libretti. Many have been digitized by Wright State University in Dunbar’s hometown of Dayton, Ohio, along with a bibliography for future reading and a photo gallery.

The University of Miami provides access to a variety of digitized manuscripts, photographs, and maps drawn from their Cuban Heritage Collections. The collections span a wide range of topics including economics, war, politics, history, literature, theatre, immigration, tourism, sports, religion, and communism.

From 1907 to 1930, Edward S. Curtis recorded his research and observations related to traditional North American Indian cultures. Comprised of twenty volumes of text and a wealth of images, Curtis’ work is an ambitious effort to document one American’s perspective on Indian life during the early twentieth century.

Mark Twain set a number of his best-known works in the Mississippi River Valley. Using Twain’s own works, his personal papers, and supplementary information about the setting, scholars have constructed a fascinating view of the region during the nineteenth century. Together, Twain and the scholars behind this digital project offer a unique perspective on the developments and challenges of the era including Westward Expansion, racial and ethnic conflict, industrialization, the Civil War, and its aftermath.

The U.S. Government Printing Office has begun to digitize the public papers of the American presidents, including public writings, addresses, and remarks. Still a work in progress, the site currently provides access to public papers for the current president, as well as presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush. Each president’s papers are divided into six-month segments with tables of contents, photographic portfolios, and both name and subject indices. Users may browse the collection or conduct specific searches by subject, document type, name, or country.

Brigham Young University hosts a number of digital collections on a wide variety of topics. Many collections relate to the history and culture of BYU and the contributions of its students, faculty, and alumni/ae. Others focus on topics of regional interest including Mormonism, frontier settlement, and Western ecology. Still others have broader appeal, touching on subjects as diverse as Italian tourism, children’s literature, World War II, John Donne, the Pacific Islands, and the Sudan. Interested users may search or browse the various collections.

British History Online provides access to a wealth of primary and secondary sources on the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Using manuscripts, scholarly works, images, reference works, and maps, the digital library covers a wide variety of subjects. Users may browse the materials or search by topic, region, period, or source type.

Gallica represents a wealth of primary source materials drawn from the holdings of the National Library of France (BNF). Resources include 90,000 texts and 80,000 images, as well as audio content. Users should note that most sources pertain to the history and culture of France and the Francophone world, and all introductory, explanatory, and editorial information is provided only in French.

This digital project features a selection of printed images, including prints and book illustrations, from British sources prior to 1700.

This digital project draws from the holdings of the National Library of Poland and as such, it focuses largely on the history and culture of Poland and other regions in Eastern Europe. Though much of the material is in Polish, most navigational tools are shown in both Polish and English, as are many categories and publication titles. Sources fall under the following major categories: books, early printed books, ephemera, journals, manuscripts, and visual art.

This digital project showcases works by and about Charles Darwin. The primary source collection includes publications, manuscripts, diaries, notebooks, and correspondence. The project also features secondary works on Darwin including bibliographies, reviews, biographies, and obituaries.

This digital project focuses on the work of Linus Pauling and the other scientists who discovered the nature of the chemical bond in the 1930s. The project provides access to Pauling’s own accounts of his work, correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs. The most unique feature of the site is a day-by-day calendar of Pauling’s personal and professional activities between 1930 and 1939.

This project highlights a single manuscript entitled The Book of Curiosities, which is an eleventh-century Egyptian text. The Book of Curiosities reflects ancient Islamic views of science, astronomy, and cartography and appears in the original Arabic with accompanying diagrams.  This high-quality digital reproduction includes interactive (mouse-over) access to a modern Arabic edition and an English translation.

This digital collection showcases some of the world’s greatest books on subjects as diverse as medicine, drama, religion, history, astronomy, and government. The collection is drawn from the holdings of many of the foremost academic and public libraries in the United States and Europe.


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