Library History Resources

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers: Searchable text of select American newspapers from the Library of Congress from 1836-1922, including several from Minnesota.

Constitutional Amendments: from Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning: Provides the history and social context of the amendment process, covering each of the 27 amendments.

Dictionary of American History: A cross section of American history featuring biographies and entries on the some of the most important events in U.S. history.

Encyclopedia of American Immigration: Essays on immigration written for students, plus statistics and demographics.

Middle East Conflict: Examines the historical events that have contributed to conflicts in the in the Middle East and North Africa.

Milestone Documents in American History: Full-text primary source historical documents (such as the Constitution) with accompanying in-depth analytical essays.

National Register of Historic Places: The official list of the nation's historic places of interest worthy of preservation from the National Park Service.

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library: Chronicles and interprets the waves of immigration to the United States, from the earliest times to the present day. Includes biographies and primary sources on the topic (such as legislation).

UXL American Decades: This series covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, and includes topics such as: arts and entertainment, business and the economy, education, government, politics, law, lifestyles, medicine and health, science and technology, and sports.

UXL American Decades, 2000-2009: Covers the first decade of the 21st Century and includes key events and social history.

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes: Five volumes organized by region, describes the history, religious practices, food, and daily life of virtually every Native American tribe in the United States and Canada.

Value of a Dollar: Two volumes that provide the actual prices of thousands of items that American consumers purchased from the Colonial Times to the present.  Includes wages, pricing trends and more.

Working Americans 1880-2011: Each volume focuses on a particular class, gender, type or time period of American history, illustrating what life was like for that group over the time period, 1880-2012.

Web Resources

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ArchiveGrid: Historical records, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.

Digital Public Library of America: Contains the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. 

Life Magazine Photo Archive: Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today.