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Compiled by Christine A. Pruzin, Digital Reference Specialist

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The Library of Congress Digital Collections, Primary Sources by State, State Resource Guides, and other digital initiatives provide free access through the Internet to the treasures of the Library’s collections that document America’s history, culture, and creativity. Across the country, the archives, cultural institutions, museums, and libraries of most states are collaborating to create similar projects. They provide unprecedented access to materials that document local and regional growth and development as well as a look at the cultures and traditions that have made individual states and communities unique. The following is a curated list of state and regional digital projects and collaborations. For each project, the primary institution or institutions overseeing the project are noted. The list will expand as new projects are reviewed.

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Alabama

  • Alabama Department of Archives and History Digital Collections
    Featured are photographs, manuscripts, and government records from the collections of the state archives.  Access to some of these materials is also available through AlabamaMosaic.
  • AlabamaMosaic
    Administered by the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries; partners include state agencies as well as public and academic libraries, and other cultural institutions throughtout the state..   
  • Encyclopedia of Alabama
    The Alabama Humanities Foundation and Auburn University developed this project. It is a collaborative effort involving many institutions that have shared their archives.

Alaska

  • Alaska’s Digital Archives
    Presents a wealth of historical materials from libraries, museums, and archives throughout the state. The goal is to support the instructional and research needs of Alaskans and others interested in Alaska history and culture.
  • SLED: Statewide Library Electronic Doorway
    Developed by the Alaska State Library and University of Alaska libraries. This single interface provides access to an extensive array of information resources including Alaska's Digital Archives and other digital projects.

    See also Multi-state collaborations

Arizona

  • Arizona Memory Project
    Provides access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. It is under the auspices of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State.

    See also Multi-state collaborations

Arkansas

California

  • California Digital Library (CDL)
    Established in 1997 under the University of California (UC) with a wholly digital charter, the California Digital Library (CDL) has a broad mission of providing access to the world’s knowledge for UC campuses and their communities. Among its many collaborative projects, Calisphere and the Online Archive of California are especially rich in materials related to California history and its culture.
  • San Fernando Valley History Digital Library
    The Oviatt Library at California State University/Northridge provides digital access to materials in their collections that demonstrate the socio-economic changes and cultural evolution of the area from the early 19th century through the end of the 20th century.

Colorado

  • Colorado Encyclopedia
    Colorado Humanities, in collaboration with Colorado State University Libraries, the University Press of Colorado, and History Colorado launched this scholar-reviewed resource. Features are developed to be relevant to a range of users--students, educators, scholars, researchers.
  • Colorado Virtual Library (CVL)
    The Colorado State Library and the Colorado library community provide access to the information resources of Colorado libraries and other cultural institutions. Through features such as Colorado Histories, historical narratives and digital collections such as those available from the Denver Public Library are linked.   

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Connecticut

  • Connecticut History Illustrated
    A collaboration of Connecticut libraries, museums, and historical societies making available digital primary sources together with associated interpretive and educational materials. It is a content partner for the Connecticut Humanities' project ConnecticutHistory.org.
  • ConnecticutHistory.org
    This project of Connecticut Humanities provides new content and connections each week through essays and short reflections that connect to the historic places, primary source images, documents, and objects that make up the historical record of Connecticut.
  • Connecticut State Library Digital Collections
    Materials featured in these collections are from the State Library, the Museum of Connecticut History, and the State Archives.

Delaware

  • Delaware Public Archives
    Access to thousands of items that celebrate Delaware's rich cultural, economic and social history..

Florida

  • Florida Memory Project
    The State Archives of Florida provides online access to primary records that illustrate significant moments in the state’s history, as well as to educational resources and other historical materials in its collections.
  • Florida on Florida
    Administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, this site provides access to digital collections from repositories across the state. It is part of the Florida Electronic Library, a gateway to select Internet resources offering comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information.
  • Publication of Archival Library & Museum Materials (PALMM)
    Cooperative initiative of the public universities of Florida to provide digital access to important source materials. Projects are high-quality virtual collections relevant to the students, research community, and general citizenry of Florida.

Georgia

  • Digital Library of Georgia
    Based at the University of Georgia, this project is an initiative of GALILEO, the state’s virtual library, which provides access to multiple information resources, some of which are password protected. Visitors beyond Georgia can access this non-password-protected gateway to Georgia's history and culture..
  • Georgia’s Virtual Vault
    Provides access to items that are held by the Georgia Archives. Collections include wills, maps, trademark registrations, and so on.
  • The New Georgia Encyclopedia
    Project of the Georgia Humanities Council in partnership with others including the Office of the Governor, the University of Georgia Press, and the University System of Georgia/GALILEO.

Hawaii

  • Hawaii State Archives Digital Collections
    The Archives has been creating digitized versions of collection materials since 2007, concentrating on the most requested material, indexes, and fragile materials. Collections are updated as digitization and indexing processes are completed.

Idaho

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Illinois

  • Encyclopedia of Chicago
    Presented by the Chicago History Museum, Chicago Historical Society, the Newberry Library, and Northwestern University, resource provides access to interpretive digital essays, digitized maps and photo galleries, and many other features.  Includes an extensive user's guide.
  • Illinois Digital Archives
    Portal to digitized materials provided by the Illinois State Library as well as other libraries and institutions in the state.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Indiana

  • Indiana Digital Archives
    The Indiana State Archives provides access to several record collections including wills, naturalization, land, and military records
  • Indiana Historical Society Digital Image Collections
    From their extensive collections, the Indiana Historical Society provides online access to images related to the history of the state and other topics.
  • Indiana Memory
    A collaboration of Indiana libraries, museums, archives and other cultural organizations enabling access to Indiana's unique cultural and historical heritage through a variety of digital formats. It is a program of the Indiana State Library.

Iowa

  • Iowa Digital Library
    The University of Iowa provides access to digitized items from their holdings including materials focused on Campus and Iowa history.
  • Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
    Online repository of Iowa history and culture brings together documents, images, maps, finding aids, and other media from collections held by a wide range of organizations throughout Iowa. The State Library of Iowa has the overall responsibility for maintaining the technology and providing support services.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Kansas

  • Kansas Memory
    Created by the Kansas Historical Society to share its historical collections via the Internet.
  • KU Digital Collections
    From the University of Kansas Libraries, these collections include several documenting the history of Kansas and the people who have lived there.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Kentucky

  • Kentucky Digital Library
    Digital project conceived by the State-Assisted Academic Library Council of Kentucky (SAALCK) to provide access to the special collections materials of its academic libraries. The project has expanded to include libraries from across the state, including public and special libraries.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Louisiana

  • KnowLouisiana: The Digital Encyclopedia of Louisiana
    Presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with many of Louisiana's major archives and special collections. This resource makes accurate, engaging, scholarly information about Louisiana's culture and history available to everyone.
  • Louisiana Digital Library
    Managed by the Louisiana Digital Consortium, a partnership of libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions from across the state. The LSU Libraries developed the new online platform.
  • LSU Libraries Special Collections

Maine

  • Maine Memory Network
    Developed and managed by the Maine Historical Society, this site includes contributions from historical societies, libraries, and other cultural institutions.

Maryland

  • Digital Maryland
    Collaborative, statewide digitization program headquartered at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center in Baltimore.
  • Maryland Historical Society-Collections Online
    Includes materials from the collections of the HIstorical Society's Library and Museum.
  • WHILBR: Western Maryland's Historical Library
    Heritage and cultural institutions and individuals from Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties in Western Maryland have collaborated with WHILBR to digitize materials from their collections and share them through this site.

Massachusetts

  • American Centuries...view from New England
    Features a digital collection of approximately 2000 objects and transcribed document pages from Memorial Hall Museum and Library in Deerfield, Massachusetts. The site provides a number of unique features including interactive activities and customized chronologies.
  • Digital Commonwealth
    Portal to the rich cultural heritage of Massachusetts. Initially led by the Boston Public Library and several regional library systems, over a hundred repositories, including museums, colleges, libraries, and others, have made their digital collections accessible through this site.

Michigan

  • The Making of Modern Michigan
    Collaborative digital project involving more than 50 Michigan libraries. Headed by the Michigan State University Libraries in partnership with the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Library Consortium.
  • Seeking Michigan
    With the support of the Leota and Talbert Abrams Foundation, the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan developed this site to provide access to unique historical information that promotes Michigan's cultural heritage.
  • Virtual Motor City
    The Wayne State University Library System and the Walter P. Reuther Library, home to the University Archives and the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, present digitized images from the Detroit News Collection of original negatives held by the Reuther Library.

Minnesota

  • Minnesota Digital Library
    Supports discovery and education through access to unique digital collections shared by cultural heritage organizations across the state. Representative materials accessible from this site are found in the collaborative online projects Minnesota Reflections and Minnesota's Immigrants.
  • Minnesota Historical Society
    In existence since 1849, they are one of the largest and most prestigious historical societies in the country; they provide access to an extensive array of historical materials through online and onsite tools such as the MNopedia, archival finding aids, and the History Center's Gale Family Library.
  • MNopedia
    Developed by the Minnesota Historical Society and its partners, this is an online,free, curated, and authoritative resource about the state of Minnesota.

Mississippi

  • Mississippi Digital Archives
    The Mississippi Department of Archives and History provides online access to records from government agencies and officials, as well as historical materials from their collections.
  • Mississippi Digital Library
    Mississippi's rich abundance of cultural and historical resources is held by institutions and repositories all across the state. The MDL's mission is to provide an online space to search and explore this wealth of materials. Partners in the project include the University of Southern Mississippi, Delta State University, the University of Mississippi, Tougaloo College, Jackson State University, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and many more..
  • University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections
    MIssissippi was a focal point in the struggle for civil rights, with Hattiesburg, the home of the University of Southern Mississippi, being a major center of activity. The Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive was the first major digital collection and several Mississippi-specific collections are now accessible. These collections are also accessible through the Mississippi Digital Library.

Missouri

  • Missouri Digital Heritage
    Coordinated by the Missouri Digitization Planning Project to provide access to digital collections and exhibits created by the cultural and scientific heritage institutions of Missouri. Administered by the Missouri State Library and Missouri State Archives, in partnership with the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Montana

  • Montana Memory Project
    The Montana State Library presents this digital library and archives of items relating to Montana's cultural heritage. Many Montana libraries, museums, archives, and cultural institutions are contributing to this collection that serves as a resource for education, business, pleasure, and lifelong learning.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Nebraska

  • Nebraska Memories
    The Nebraska Library Commission oversees this cooperative project that digitizes Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and makes them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet.
  • Nebraska Western Trails
    Access to Nebraska materials included in a collaborative digital project of historic source materials related to the western migration of the U.S. population. The Nebraska Library Commission coordinated the state's efforts.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Nevada

     See also Multi-state collaborations

New Hampshire

New Jersey

  • New Jersey Digital Highway
    Project was conceived, promoted and developed as a collaborative effort by cultural heritage organizations throughout New Jersey. Educators can access Electronic New Jersey, which provides curriculum units on New Jersey history that integrate the source materials provided by partners in this project.

New Mexico

     See also Multi-state collaborations

New York

  • Excelsior: New York State Library/Archives/Museum Catalog
    An online catalog interface to the digital collections as well as important materials held by other New York State repositories.
  • Hudson River Valley Heritage
    Administered by the Southeastern NY Library Resources Council, the collection provides digital access to historic and unique collections owned by cultural heritage institutions of the Southeastern Region of New York.
  • New York Heritage
    A project of NY 3Rs Association and part of the New York State Board of Regent's New York Digital Collection initiative, this research portal is a gateway to freely accessible digital collections of libraries, museums and archives from all over the state.
  • New York State Archives
    A program of the State Education Department, they lead the efforts to manage, preserve, ensure open access to, and promote the wide use of materials that support and document the history of the state. Access is provided through the Digital Collections and other Research Services.
  • New York State Library
    Part of the Office of Cultural Education within the New York State Education Department; online access is provided to digitized materials from the collections through the Online Exhibits and the Digital Collections.

North Carolina

  • DigitalNC: North Carolina Digital Heritage Center
    A statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online.
  • Eastern North Carolina Digital Library
    This project brings together local history materials, historical fiction related to these localities, and museum artifacts that highlight Eastern North Carolina's rich past. East Carolina University's Joyner Library and other partners have worked with area educators to refine the site to better meet the needs of teachers, students, and other users.
  • North Carolina Digital Collections
    A joint project of the State Archives and the State Library of North Carolina, the goal of these collections is to support instructional and research needs related to the history and culture of North Carolina.
  • NCpedia
    Coordinated by the North Carolina Goverment & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina; contributors include institutional partners from across the state, as well as professional and independent historians, librarians and archivists, museum professionals and many subject specialists.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

North Dakota

Ohio

  • The Cleveland Memory Project
    This project showcases the Special Collections of the Cleveland State University Library. Materials are presented through web exhibits and features such as Cleveland's Ethnic Heritage.
  • The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
    Sponsored jointly by Case Western Reserve University and the Western Reserve Historical Society, provides access to more extensive and continuously updated material than previous print editions. Includes high-resolution photos from the archives of many sources such as the Cleveland Public Library and the Plain Dealer, to enhance understanding of the content.
  • Ohio History Central
    A project of the Ohio History Connection, this resource documents Ohio's natural history, prehistory, and history through encyclopedic-style entries complemented with multimedia elements.
  • Ohio Memory
    A collaborative digital library project of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio that includes collections from more than 354 cultural heritage institutions from all of Ohio’s 88 counties. Established by the Ohio Historical Society in 2000, the mission of the Ohio Memory Project is to provide access to historical treasures of Ohio, bringing together primary sources from all parts of the state.

Oklahoma

  • Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture
    This online version is a joint project of the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma State University Library Electronic Publishing Center. Entries for the Encyclopedia were prepared by project staff, OHS Publications Division staff, and by more than five hundred university-based scholars and independent historians and scholars.
  • Oklahoma Digital Prairie
    Oklahoma Department of Libraries presents selected digital collections of documents, photographs, posters, maps, and other materials representing Oklahoma's rich, vibrant history.
  • University of Oklahoma Western History Collections
    Special collection within the University libraries system whose purpose is to provide access to materials relating to the development of the Trans-Mississippi West and Native American cultures.

Oregon

  • Oregon Blue Book
    Official directory and fact book compiled by the Oregon State Archives. Primary goal is to help the citizens of Oregon understand and gain access to their government and related institutions. Also provides access to hundreds of Oregon art and culture institutions, newspapers, and more.
  • Oregon Digital
    A collaborative effort of the University of Oregon Libraries and Oregon State University, the items included in this resource are digitized and born-digital materials such as photographs, sheet music, manuscripts and more. They primarily support the research and teaching missions of the these academic institutions.
  • The Oregon Encyclopedia
    Part of the Oregon Historical Society's Digital History Projects, in partnership with Portland State University and the Oregon Council of Teachers of English; the purpose is to provide definitive, authoritative information about all aspects of the State of Oregon, including significant individuals, places, cultures, institutions, events, and peoples.
  • Oregon History Project
    A digital resource of the Oregon Historical Society Museum and Research Library; hundreds of historical records and artifacts from the unique and extensive OHS collections have been digitized, annotated, and organized. The OHP provides historical narratives written by Pacific Northwest historians and an online Learning Center for teachers and students.
  • State Library of Oregon Digital Collections
    The State Library of Oregon provides online access to an array of materials from its collections including maps, current and historical publications of the state goverment, materials on the history and culture of Oregon, and more. They focus on select topics through their Digital Highlights features.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Pennsylvania

  • Historic Pittsburgh
    Project conceived and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Library System; collaborative content providers include the Heinz History Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Chatham College Archives, and Pittsburgh History & Landmark Foundation.
  • Life in Western Pennsylvania
    Highlighted are the resources of the Senator John Heinz History Center and the Library & Archives of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania.
  • POWER Library: Pennsylvania's Electronic Library
    This online portal is a service of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and is hosted by HSLC. PA Photos & Documents is one of the features of this portal that includes digitized photos, documents, and other artifacts from libraries and institutions across the Commonwealth.

Rhode Island

South Carolina

  • Lowcountry Digital Library
    A collaboration of cultural heritage instituitions mainly from the Lowcountry region of South Carolina; it reaches a broad audience by being fully searchable within the South Carolina Digital Library and the Digital Public Library of America.
  • SC Digital Academy
    An initiative of the University of South Carolina Libraries, the purpose is to create awareness of the wealth of digital resources that are offered by the University Libraries and libraries across the state. Moreover, the project is designed to help K-12 classroom teachers begin to incorporate primary and digitized sources into their standards-based curricula.
  • South Carolina Digital Library
    Collaborative effort of South Carolina schools, libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions initiated by the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL). Seeks to create and maintain a digital library to provide access to South Carolina’s historical and cultural resources.
  • South Carolina Encyclopedia
    A joint project of South Carolina Humanities, the South Carolina State Library, several departments of the University of South Carolina, and many other organizations, this resource is a comprehensive reference source of the people, places, events, achievements, and ideals that have contributed to the evolution of the Palmetto State.
  • University of South Carolina Libraries Digital Collections
    The University of South Carolina Libraries provides online access to materials from its many collections related to the history of South Carolina through this interface.

South Dakota

  • Digital Library of South Dakota
    The libraries of six Board of Regents colleges and universities in the state of South Dakota have collaborated to make a variety of unique collections available in digitally searchable and accessible versions.
  • South Dakota State Historical Society
    An office within the Department of Education, the Society is charged with promoting, nurturing, and sustaining the historical and cultural heritage of South Dakota. Collections of materials are found in the Archives and Museum of the Society. Online access to some of these materials can be found in the South Dakota Digital Archives.
  • South Dakota State Library: Digital Collections
    These collections reflect the history and culture of South Dakota. Included are newspaper articles, state documents, photographs, and more.

Tennessee

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Texas

  • The Handbook of Texas Online
    Multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association.
  • The Portal to Texas History
    Digital gateway created and maintained by the University of North Texas(UNT). Hundreds of content partners from across the state provide a vibrant growing collection of resources.
  • Preservation Houston: Museum of Houston
    Project founded and managed by the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance(now Preservation Houston).. Project partners include Rice University, which provides the technical infrastructure and support for the Web site and repository, along with other leading educational and cultural institutions in the Houston area.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Utah

  • Utah History Encyclopedia
    Originally published in print form by the University of Utah in celebration of the state’s centennial celebration, the online version includes historical photographs provided by the Utah State Historical Society. The site is now managed by the Utah Education Network-UEN.
  • Utah's Online Library
    Created by the Utah State Library to provide access to a variety of online resources including the freely accessible digital collections found in Digital Utah, which is made up of collaborative collections, digitized newspapers, and other materials from Utah repositories.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Vermont

Virginia

  • Encyclopedia Virginia
    An online resource published by Virginia Humanities in partnership with the Library of Virginia; topical and biographical entries written by scholars are accompanied by primary documents and media objects, including images, audio and visual clips and other links.
  • The Library of Virginia
    Learn about the collections, services, and resources available to the public, educators, state agencies and others. The LVA online catalog provides access to the broad array of collections. Their new initiative, Virginia Memory, provides a portal to the online collections, electronic exhibits, and rich historical content.
  • Virginia Memory
    As the Library of Virginia's online presence, this site is designed to offer their various constituencies access to digital collections that highlight the richness of their holdings in flexible, yet integrated ways.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Washington

  • HistoryLink.org: The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History
    Produced by HistoryLink, a not-for-profit corporation,this resource includes features mostly unique to the site. There are features particularly useful to educators but also materials of interest to all users. An extensive number of partners contribute on varying levels. The site also seeks donors.
  • Washington Rural Heritage
    This initiative of the Washington State Library enables small, rural libraries and cultural institutions to create digital collections that highlight institutional holdings and tell the stories of their communities.
  • Washington State Archives - Digital Archives
    This site delivers broad public access to both digitized and born digital records of state and local government. This provides government accountability to the citizens and, in the case of digitized documents, helps preserve the originals.
  • Washington State Library Digital Collections and Resources
    The Washington State Library offers several digital collections from its many historical resources. All of these collections will continue to grow as more books, maps, newspapers and manuscripts are scanned.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

West Virginia

  • e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia
    A project of the West Virginia Humanities Council, this resource includes thousands of articles and multimedia assets related to the state's people and places, history, arts, science and culture. Users should refer to the Legal Terms and Conditions posted on the About e-WV site for guidance in crediting and using the materials.
  • West Virginia Memory Project
    West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Archives and History section provides databases and access to primary source materials.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Wisconsin

Wyoming

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Multi-State Collaborations

  • American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement
    A collaborative project undertaken by the Wisconsin Historical Society and National History Day to provide a wide range of geographical, cultural, and chronological information about the exploration of North America. An editorial advisory committee of scholars and librarians from across the nation helped to select the included texts.
  • Archives West
    This site, which until recently was known as Northwest Digital Archives, offers descriptions of archival and manuscript materials held by institutions in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, and Utah.
  • Civil War in the American South
    Provides a central portal to access digital collections from the Civil War Era (1850-1865) held by members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries.
  • Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive
    Collaboration of repositories in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington State. Database provides access to materials with thematic coherence that document the history of the region’s ethnic groups including African Americans, Basque Americans, Chinese Americans, and others. Site is enriched with materials that seek to assist in the interpretation, research, and public discussion of ethnic history sources.
  • A Digital Collection Celebrating the Founding of the Historically Black College and University(HBCU)
    Product of a partnership between the HBCU Library Alliance, Cornell University Library, HBCU Institutions, and the Southeastern Library Network. It is intended to highlight the contributions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to American history, while encouraging scholarship and a broader collaboration between HBCU libraries and other organizations.
  • Digital Library of Appalachia
    Collaboration of Appalachian College Association member libraries, including institutions from Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Online access to historical materials from collections related to the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region. Seeks to generate interest and encourage continued scholarship for the region.
  • Digital Public Library of America
    This site brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums in a single platform and portal, providing free, open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage.
  • Mountain West Digital Library
    Gateway to digital content from cultural institutions in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho. Mountain West defines the region of the contributors but the content provided extends beyond the history of the region with an interest in promoting an informed citizenry.
  • Rocky Mountain Online Archive
    Source of information about archival collections from Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Access finding aids for institutions throughout these states. The Heritage West collection is a companion component that provides access to digitized artifacts.
  • Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive
    Grant-funded consortium of cultural institutions mostly from the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois has contributed the images to this collection. View the Mississippi region along the Illinois/Iowa border as seen through the eyes of late 19th and early 20th-century inhabitants of the area.
  • Western Waters Digital Library
    A collaborative regional project created by project participants in eight western states--Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. It is dedicated to providing access to water-related resources about the Trans-Mississippi region of North America.

 

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