External Web Sites
Church in the Southern Black Community, 1780-1925
This compilation of printed texts traces how Southern
African Americans experienced and transformed Protestant
Christianity into the central institution of community life.
The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection
The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
Digital Historical Documents, from the Collections of the New
York State Library
The Digital Historical Documents consists of high-demand
historical documents that were scanned and made available
online as PDFs.
Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
This collection includes cookbooks, photographs of billboards,
print advertisements, trade cards, calendars, almanacs,
and leaflets for a multitude of products..
The site provides information and links on the geography,
people, politics, and economics of the fifty states. The
site includes information pertaining to New
York's state bird,
and much more.
Narratives of the American South
This collection includes diaries, autobiographies, memoirs,
travel accounts, and ex-slave narratives of prominent individuals,
as well as of relatively inaccessible populations: women,
African Americans, enlisted men, laborers, and Native Americans.
American Sheet Music, 1850-1920
This collection includes 3,042 pieces of sheet music published
in America between 1850 and 1920. It presents a wide variety
of types of vocal music: bel canto, minstrel songs, protest
songs, sentimental songs, patriotic and political songs,
plantation songs, Civil War songs, spirituals, dance music,
songs from vaudeville and musicals, Tin Pan Alley and World
National Park Service (NPS)
The fundamental purpose of the NPS is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such
means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations. The NPS provides highlights, statistics, and a list of national parks for New York.
Divided: Slavery and the Civil War Virtual Exhibit
New York Divided is drawn principally from the
New-York Historical Society's vast collection and features
precious historical artifacts many never displayed before
including American art, newspapers, pamphlets, and other
materiasl documenting the history of the United States and
York Public Library (NYPL) Digital Gallery
NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over
640,000 images digitized from the the New York Public Library's
vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical
maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
New York State Historical Association
The association was founded in 1899 by New Yorkers who
were interested in promoting greater knowledge of the early
history of the state. The Association campus houses a research
library, which provides links to the pathfinder
online catalog, online
exhibits, and other helpful information for researchers.
The society is dedicated to presenting exhibitions and
public programs and fostering research that reveals the
dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today.
York State Archives
The New York State Archives provides unparalleled services
that build, maintain, and provide access to New York's records
to sustain a free, open, and democratic society and to support
the cultural and intellectual life of all New Yorkers. The
archives provides links to the Digital
Collections, which provide a gateway to a variety of
rich primary source materials and Excelsior,
the New York State Library's online catalog.
New York State Museum
The museum is a major research and educational institution
that, by law, conducts systematic investigations into the
geology, biology, anthropology and history of New York.
New York State Portal
The New York State Portal is the gateway to New York state
government Web sites and information. The site includes
selected resources on federal, county, and local government.
The Picture Collection,
from the New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Library
The Picture Collection Online presents more than 30,000
digitized images from books, magazines, and newspapers as
well as original photographs, prints, and postcards, mostly
created before 1923.
September 11 Digital
The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media
to collect, preserve, and present the history of September
11, 2001 and its aftermath.
America: Stereoscopic Views from the Robert Dennis Collection,
This collection consists of 12,000 photographs of New
York, New Jersey, and Connecticut from the 1850s to the
1910s, from the Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic
Views at the New York Public Library.