The George Grantham Bain Collection represents the photographic files of one of America's earliest news picture agencies. The collection richly documents sports events, theater, celebrities, crime, strikes, disasters, political activities including the woman suffrage campaign, conventions and public celebrations. The photographs Bain produced and gathered for distribution through his news service were worldwide in their coverage, but there was a special emphasis on life in New York City. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1900s to the mid-1920s, but scattered images can be found as early as the 1860s and as late as the 1930s.
" This exhibit features "correspondence from over 200 years of American conflicts, ranging from the Revolution to the war in Iraq." Features audio and digitized images of the letters, which explore themes such as home, love, enlisting, and combat. Also includes brief information about the authors of the letters. From the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Legacy Project." (via LII)
"Exhibit of broadsides, "pieces of paper printed on one side, for sale or distribution at fairs, markets, or by peddlers who roamed the countryside with them. Some, like baptismal and marriage certificates, were kept, while others were often discarded after use. ... Local printers are still producing broadsides of all sorts." Images are accompanied by texts about the broadside in public and private life. From the Library Company of Philadelphia." (via LII)
"This online database is a compilation of speeches, interviews, statements, and publications of jihadist leaders, foot soldiers, and sympathizers. Nearly all content is in English translation, and has been collected from publicly-accessible websites. Original links are provided, along with excerpts and full-text content when available.... Content is indexed by date, author, affiliated group, online source, and keyword." (criteria for inclusion listed on main page)
""The San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection contains over 1,700 digitized images of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. These images depict scenes taken both during and after the three-day event, and include neighborhoods, buildings, refugee camps, and the process of reconstruction." Photos are browsable by subject. From the San Francisco Public Library." (via LII)
"This archive of documents from the 2006 federal prosecution of former Enron chief executives Jeffrey Skilling and Kenneth Lay provides "publicly released documents, including exhibits entered into evidence by the government and any press releases related to court proceedings." Documents include reports, memos, email messages, calendar entries, earnings releases, a list of witnesses, and more. From the U.S. Department of Justice." (via LII)
ThamesPilot is a unique collection of images and documents that chart the rich history of the River Thames, from source to sea. Museums and archives along the length of the River formed the ThamesPilot partnership to bring together this fascinating story in words, sounds and pictures.
"Companion to an exhibit created from "photographs shared with the San Francisco Public Library by community members from the Western Addition, Ocean View/Merced/Ingleside (OMI), Mission and Sunset neighborhoods." The online photo gallery features dozens of photos of street scenes, celebrations, weddings, friends, people and their cars, people working, and more. From the San Francisco Public Library." (via LII)
"Interviews with and about Betty Friedan, "the Founder of the National Organization for Women, the National Women's Caucus, and the National Abortion Rights Action League" and author of books such as "The Feminine Mystique." From the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program, "The First Measured Century."" (via LII)
"This online exhibit "enables us to explore the ups and downs of romantic love from the 18th century to the present." Includes poetry, selections from autograph albums ("My love for you will never fail. As long as fido has a tail."), and a sampling of love letters. From the Lancaster County Historical Society, Pennsylvania." (via LII)
"These love letters from Civil War soldiers "show their sorrows of being apart, fears that the soldier would not return home, and hopes for the future after the war's end." In addition, "some of the letters are comical, as is the letter from an unknown soldier to a woman who evidently answered his 'lonely-hearts' advertisement." Includes images and transcriptions of this small collection of letters. From the University Libraries of Virginia Tech." (via LII)
Herstory [microform]. Berkeley, Calif. : Women's History Research Center, 1971- Call#: Microfilm cont 319 Covers newsletters, journals, and newspapers published by women's liberation groups between 1956 and 1971. International in scope.
Underground newspaper collection [microform]. Wooster, Ohio, Micro Photo Division, Bell and Howell and the Underground Press Syndicate. Call#: Microfilm news 270. Listing of contents available in Van Pelt Reference Stacks at AI3.U54.
"In 1997 the Sophia Smith Collection (SSC) at Smith College received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to process eight collections: the papers of Constance Baker Motley, Dorothy Kenyon, Mary Kaufman, Frances Fox Piven, Jessie Lloyd O'Connor, and Gloria Steinem and the records of the Women's Action Alliance and the National Congress of Neighborhood Women. These six individuals and two organizations were chosen in large part because of their impressive achievements, as 'Agents of Social Change,' the name by which the project became known."
"The materials in this on-line archival collection document various aspects of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Items range from radical theoretical writings to humourous plays to the minutes of an actual grassroots group."
"The resource contains transcripts, audio recordings, and edited stories of a series of interviews conducted in the spring of 1998. Members of the Sophomore Class at South Kingstown High School interviewed Rhode Islanders about their recollections of the year 1968. Their stories, which include references to the Vietnam War, the struggle for Civil Rights, the Assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy as well as many more personal memories are a living history of one of the most tumultuous years in United States history."