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"Look at US and Canadian print advertisements dating from 1911-1955 in the categories of beauty & hygiene, transportation, radio, television and World War II."

AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History  
Provides access to primary documents.

American Independence 
"Find web sites and documents related to colonial America, the creation of the American state, Native Americans, and slavery."

Best of History Web Sites 
"Best of History Web Sites aims to provide quick, convenient, and reliable access to the best history-oriented resources online in a wide range of categories."

The Constitutional Sources Project was founded in 2005 as a non-profit organization to facilitate research, increase understanding, and encourage discussion of the U.S. Constitution by creating and maintaining the first, free, fully-indexed, comprehensive online library of constitutional sources.

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy 
Provides access to primary documents.

Discovering American Women's History Online 
This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States.

Domesday Book: Britain's Finest Treasure 
The Domesday Book, commissioned in 1085, is the earliest surviving public record. This site, from the UK's National Archives, is a virtual exhibition of the book, and includes information on the history of the source, and portions of the actual book, as well as related resources.

First-Person Narratives of the American South 
"First-Person Narratives of the American South" is a collection of diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, and ex-slave narratives written by Southerners. The majority of materials in this collection are written by those Southerners whose voices were less prominent in their time, including African Americans, women, enlisted men, laborers, and Native Americans.

Gateway to African American History 
This U.S. Department of State site provides access to articles and links to websites on the subject of black history.

Historical Documents on the Internet 
This is a gateway to sites that provide online versions of primary historical documents.

History Central: Source Documents in American History 
Provides access to primary documents.

Holocaust Encyclopedia 
This Web site includes information on all aspects of the Holocaust, including a useful section of "Topics to Teach", of interest to educators.

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet 
"This site is constructed primarily to provide information resources to the Native American community and only secondarily to the general community. The information is organized, insofar as possible, to make it useful to the Native American community and the education community."

Internet History Sourcebooks Project 
"History scholar Paul Halsall full-text compilations concerning ancient, medieval, and modern history with subsidiary sourcebooks pertaining to African, Jewish, women's, and lesbian and gay history."

Internet Sources on American Indians and Alaska Natives 
This site from the US Dept. of the Interior is a directory to Internet sites on Native Americans. The sites are organized into catagories, such as News, US Government Organizations, and Legal Sources, among others.

Library of Congress 
Search through over 5 million items in the American Memory project or tour past exhibitions. 

National Archives Online Public Access
The Online Public Access prototype is our first step to providing a single search to our records from several of our current systems, including the Archival Research Catalog (ARC), Access to Archival Databases (AAD),, and the Electronic Records Archive (ERA).

 Native American Sites 
This site is a comprehensive directory of Web sites on Native American history and culture. Organized into broad catagories, like Powwows and Festivals, Indians in the Military, and Native Businesses, among many others.

Ohio Historical Society  
Official website to Ohio history.

Ohio Memory: An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History 
"Discover primary sources from archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums that document Ohio's past from prehistory through 1903." 

This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases.

U.of OK College of Law: A Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents 
Provides access to primary documents. 
Offers information on the Colonial and Revolutionary eras of United States history.