History: Yocum Library Useful Links
American History Resources
|AFRO American Newspapers
|Over 100 years of scanned issues
|American Civil War Letters and Diaries
|Virginia Military Institute’s collection
|American Indians of the Pacific Northwest
|Photographs, documents, and articles
|American Indian Oral History
|Typescripts of interviews
|American Presidency Project
|Presidential documents on the internet hosted at the University of California, Santa Barbara including 140,000+ documents and even Donald Trump’s Twitter feeds.
|Aspiration, Acculturation, and Impact
|400,000+ pages, pamphlets, and serials, and photographs, diaries, and other writings of ordinary immigrants.
|Battle Lines: Letters from America's Wars
|Soldiers’ and families’ letters and audio correspondence from over 200 years of U.S. wars
|Black Freedom Struggle in the United States
|2,000 primary source documents related to Black history, from the movement to abolish slavery to the contemporary era
|Berks History Center
|Located In Reading and offers a research library and museum highlighting Berks County history. Yocum Library has free passes to the museum to check out.
|America's historic newspapers from 1789-1943
|Japanese American Internment Camps
|Digital Public Library of America
|Materials from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country.
|Discovering American Women's History
|Primary sources -photos, letters, diaries, artifacts
|First Nations Collection
|Documents, books, and articles
|Freedom on the Move
|A database of “runaway ads” to try to locate fugitives from slavery or descriptions of people jailed as potential escaped slaves.
|HarpWeek: Explore History
|Harper's Weekly political cartoons
|Historical Society of Pennsylvania
|One of the nation’s largest archives of historical documents with over 21 million manuscripts, books, and graphic images encompassing centuries of US history and is a leading center for the documentation and study of ethnic communities and immigrant experiences in the 20th century
|Labor Studies & Work
|Free online books from the Temple University Press in collaboration with Temple University Libraries.
|Library of Congress Digital Collections
|Written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music
|Library of Congress: Immigration
|Links to resources for teachers and students
|New York Public Library Digital Collections
|700,000+ prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more
|PA Photos and Documents
|Thousands of digitized documents and photographs from unique collections in libraries across Pennsylvania.
|Pennsylvania State Archives
|Located in Harrisburg the Archives collects, preserves and makes available for study the permanently-valuable public records of the Commonwealth, with particular attention given to the records of state government.
|Sequoyah Research Center
|Family Stories from the Trail of Tears
|The American Folklife Center
|Millions of songs, stories, and other creative expressions from the 19th century to the present
|United States National Archives
|The official website
|Women Working, 1800-1930
|700,000+ digitized pages and images
European and World History Resources
|Internet History Sourcebook Project
|Collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts
|Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
|Exploring the French Revolution in images, documents, songs, maps, and timelines.
|The Avalon Project
|Documents in law, history, and diplomacy from 4000BCE to the 21st century
|Primary historical documents, video or sound files, maps, photographs or other imagery
|Women in World History
|Websites, primary sources, and case studies.
|United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
|The official website
|Nuremberg Trials Project
|Digitized images or full-text versions of the Harvard Law School Library's Nuremberg documents.
|World Digital Library
|An incredible source of primary source materials from around the world.
Websites recommended by Ms. Jodi Greene, RACC Faculty.