History

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An overview of nearly 70 digital collections relating to African American history.

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This database contains periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals

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"Each February, Black History Month honors the struggles and triumphs of millions of American citizens as well as their contributions to the nation's cultural and political life." from web site

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Find full-text electronic journals available at The University of Akron. Search for title words/phrases or browse individual collections.

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Full text of 6000+ research journals. Includes or has links to full text.

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HarpWeek is the electronic version of Harper's Weekly from the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. HarpWeek includes all the pages of Harper's Weekly as scanned images, together with a series of indexes. HarpWeek includes news, editorials, stories, illustrations, book reviews, serialized novels, advertising and maps from the weekly. It also includes biographical information about period leaders.

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The National Archives collects and preserves information relevant to the history of the United States.

"Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you." from web site

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The Smithsonian Institution includes nearly thirty museums and research centers as well as the National Zoo. Museums and collections include African art, Air and Space, American Art, American History, American Indian, National Zoo, Natural History, and the Portrait Gallery. Research includes American art, astrophysical observatory, museum conservation, environment, libraries, photography, and the tropics.

The web site includes an online encyclopedia for Art and Design, History and Culture, and Science and Technology.

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