- Alabama Mosaic.
AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama's
history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make
unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries,
museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to
Alabama residents and to students, researchers, and the general
public in other states and countries.
- Alaska's Digital
Archives. Alaska's Digital Archives presents a wealth of
physical objects, and other materials from
libraries, museums and archives throughout our state.
- The Alex
Catalogue of Electronic Texts is a collection of public
domain documents from American and English literature as well as
Memory. The Library of Congress' digital preservation
project features more than 7 million digitized items, including
rare books, manuscripts and maps, as well as photographs and
audio and video clips.
of the Michigan Digital Collections. Three digital
collections are available for searching or browsing: Civil War
images, early photograph collection, and former Michigan
- Arizona Memory Project.
Digital collections from Arizona libraries, museums, and
Arts and Humanities Data Service. Images, texts and datasets
largely collected from UK universities.
California Digital Library.
The California Digital Library supports the assembly and
creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge for the
University of California libraries and the communities they
Digital Initiatives. University of Vermont Libraries. The
University of Vermont (UVM) Libraries’ Center for Digital
Initiatives (CDI) makes unique digital collections available for
researchers at UVM and beyond. The CDI seeks to cooperate with
university, community, state, and other partners to produce
cohesive digital collections which broadly appeal to various
user groups. These collections may be digitized or born digital
and may include documents, photographs, data, artifacts,
audiovisual materials, and more.
Colorado State Archives Digital Records.
Library. The West Made Digital. This renowned online
collection contains a selection of photographs, maps,
broadsides, architectural drawings and other documents from the
collections of the Western History/Genealogy Department
chronicling the people, places, and events that shaped the
settlement and growth of the Western United States.
Digital Collections. Hawaii State Archives.
Illinois State Library.
Digital Libraries by Subject. The British Columbia Digital
Library. The focus of this set of links is on
electronic texts (not individual titles) preserved through
libraries, archives, museums and corporate or private
initiatives. Listings here are therefore primarily for the
written word as expressed in manuscripts, books and periodicals,
including newspapers. Non-book digital library collections and
individual titles, such as the Bible, are included.
- Digital Library of
Appalachia. (KY, NC, TN, VA, WV) A digital library of southern and central
Digital Library of Georgia.
The Digital Library of Georgia is a gateway to Georgia's
history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts,
photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio,
video, and other resources.
The Digital Library of Georgia connects users to 500,000
digital objects in 105 collections from 60 institutions and 100
government agencies. Though this represents only a fraction of
Georgia's cultural treasures, the Digital Library of Georgia
continues to grow through its partnerships with libraries,
archives, museums, government agencies, and allied organizations
across the state.
- Family History Archives. Online collections at Brigham Young University. Participating Libraries include:
FamilySearch -- Family History Books.
Family History Books is a collection of
more than 40,000 digitized genealogy and
family history publications from the
archives of some of the most important
family history libraries in the world. The
collection includes family histories, county
and local histories, genealogy magazines and
how-to books, gazetteers, and medieval
histories and pedigrees. The valuable
resources included in Family History Books
come from the following partner
- Allen County Public Library
- Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library
- Brigham Young University Hawaii Joseph F. Smith Library
- Church History Library
- Family History Library
- Houston Public Library - Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
- Mid-Continent Public Library - Midwest
- Florida Memory
Project. The Florida Memory Project presents a selection of
historical records that illustrate significant moments in
Florida history, educational resources for students of all ages
and archival collections for historical research. The Project
utilizes selected original records, photographs and other
materials from the collections of the State Library and Archives
- Florida on Florida. Florida On Florida is a catalog of
digital materials related to Florida. It includes all sorts of
items including maps, photographs, postcards, books, and
- Footnote. A
subscription-based website that features searchable, original
documents that provide users a view of the events, places and
people that shaped the American nation and the world. The site
will have over 25 million digital images by the end of 2007.
Genealogy: Digital Collections for Genealogy Research.
Princeton Public Library. Listing of digital libraries -- both
national and by state.
- Georgia's Virtual
Vault. This is your portal to some of Georgia's most
important historical documents, from 1733 to the present. The
Virtual Vault provides virtual access to historic Georgia
manuscripts, photographs, maps, and government records housed in
the state archives.
- Google Book Search.
The Google Books Project continues to add books, magazines and
HathiTrust books are from a consortium of libraries, including
academic libraries and the Library of Congress. This partnership
allows HathiTrust to upload a wide range of digitized books that
currently number over 10 million volumes from 60 partners. Not all
books listed in the catalog for HathiTrust are digitized, but a
link on the card catalog entry does allow for a search of
libraries who own each item.
Harvard University Library: Digital Initiative.
- Heritage West
(AZ, CO, KS. MT. NE, NM, NV. SD. TX. UT. WY). Heritage West is a database that brings together
thousands of digital objects from the collections of museums,
libraries, historical societies and archives from throughout the
Western United States. Included in this database are photos,
documents, artifacts, costumes, diaries, oral histories and
manuscripts representing the West's cultural, scientific and
Directories. Historical Directories is a digital library of
local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to
1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively
rare books, essential tools for research into local and
genealogical history. Search by year or keyword.
Originated and maintained by the University of Leicester.
- HistoryKat: Digital
Images of Historical Documents. A subscription product ($).
Digital Archives. Idaho State Historical Society.
Originally a part of Oregon Territory and then of Washington
Territory, Idaho became a territory itself on March 4, 1863.
Only eighteen years later, a group of early settlers organized
the Historical Society of Idaho Pioneers. They wished to
preserve their own history, and they wanted their descendants
and future residents of Idaho to understand how this place had
come to be.
On July 3, 1890, Idaho achieved statehood. Seventeen years
later, the Ninth Legislature established the Idaho State
Historical Society as a state agency. Its home for nearly fifty
years was in a basement room in the Capitol.
- Idaho State
Historical Society Digital Collections. The Idaho State
Historical Society is committed to providing ongoing access to
our digital collections. Our collections span many types of
material including oral histories, artifacts, state archives,
rare books, clipping files, ephemera, state documents, maps,
photographs, moving images, newspapers and other unique
materials. This site features special collections materials from
the Idaho State Historical Society and our partner projects.
- Illinois Digital
The Illinois Department of Public Health preserves the
state's records on births, deaths, marriages and divorces. More
than 400,000 are registered annually. Since birth and death
records first began to be collected by the Department in 1916,
27 million have been placed on file, including some delayed
records dating back to the mid 1800s.
- The Indiana
University Digital Library Program (DLP) is dedicated to the
production, maintenance, delivery, and preservation of a wide
range of high-quality networked resources for scholars and
students at Indiana University and elsewhere.
- Internet Archive. The
Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to
build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering
permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people
with disabilities, and the general public to historical
collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and
located in San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data
donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the
organization started to grow to include more well-rounded
collections. Now the Internet Archive includes
as well as archived
web pages in the collections, and provides specialized
services for adaptive reading and information access for the
blind and other persons with disabilities.
- Kansas Memory.
Primary sources from the Kansas Historical Society.
- Kentuckiana Digital Library.
The Kentuckiana Digital Library is your gateway to rare and
unique digitized collections housed in Kentucky archives. These
digital collections are built to enhance scholarship, research
and lifelong learning.
The Library of Congress: Collaborative Digital Libraries.
Built with partners from around the world.
The Library of Congress: Digital Collections. Digital
collections focused on the history and cultures from around the
- The Library of Congress National Digital Library Program (NDLP)
is assembling a digital library of reproductions of primary
source materials to support the study of the history and culture
of the United States.
Digital Library. The LOUISiana Digital Library (LDL) is an
online library of over 84,000 digital materials about
Louisiana's history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is
to make unique historical treasures from Louisiana's archives,
libraries, museums, and other repositories in the state
electronically accessible to Louisiana residents and to
students, researchers, and the general public in other states
and countries. The LOUISiana Digital Library contains
photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories,
and more that document Louisiana's history and culture.
- Maine Memory Network.
The Maine Memory Network is a statewide digital museum that
provides unprecedented access to over 10,000 historical items
from over 160 museums, historical societies, libraries, and
other organizations from every corner of Maine.
- Making of America -- Michigan and
Making of America -- Cornell. This collaborative effort
between the University of Michigan and Cornell University
features 3 million-plus page images from about 8,5000 books and
50,000 journal articles. Most date from 1850 to 1877. The two
sites have different collections, including a few genealogy
- Minnesota Digital
Library. Minnesota Reflections is the initial
digitization effort of the MDLC. This digitization project,
begun in 2004-05, now involves more than 95 participating
historical societies, special archives, libraries and other
Mississippi Archives and Library Digital Archives.
- Mississippi Digital
- Missouri Digital Heritage.
Missouri’s cultural heritage is unique and diverse, with many
of the state’s crucial historical events playing key roles in
the history of the nation.
Through the Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative, the
Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State Library, in
partnership with the State Historical Society of Missouri, are
assisting institutions across the state in digitizing their
records and placing them online for easy access.
- Montana Memory Project.
The Montana Memory Project provides access to
digital collections and items relating to Montana's
cultural heritage and government.
- Mountain West Digital Library.
(ID, NV, UT) The Mountain West Digital Library is an aggregation of digital
collections from universities, colleges, public libraries,
museums, and historical societies in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho.
Hosting institutions each run servers supporting their own
digital collections and support partner institutions by
providing scanning and hosting services. The Mountain West
defines the region of contributors, but the content extends
beyond the Mountain West and into different fields.
National Archives Digital Microfilm. (United Kingdom)
Digital microfilm allows you to search and download some of The
National Archives' most popular records, which were previously
available on microfilm.
- National Archives
Digital Vaults. Displays photos, documents and other
ephemera that tell our nation's collective history.
- National Archives
(NARA) Records Available on Footnote. These digital images
of records preserved in the National Archives represent a
growing collection of millions of historic documents.
- Nebraska Memories.
Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project
to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage
materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via
the Internet. Nebraska Memories
is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission.
England Collections Online. (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
A collaborative effort of libraries, archives, museums,
historical societies, and other organizations to coordinate and
manage the creation, storage, access, and maintenance of a
centralized resource for locating digital resources of all kinds
related to New England.
New Mexico Digital
New Mexico State Archives: Heritage.
Heritage contains descriptive information and
some digital copies of primary source materials maintained and
preserved by the New Mexico State Archives. Holdings include
documents, photographs, motion picture film, maps, sound
recordings, and bound materials. Researchers may search our
online finding aids to locate primary source material relative
to their interests.
New York Public Library: Digital Library.
- Historic maps
- Rare prints and photographs
- Illuminated manuscripts
- Unusual printed ephemera
- Sound files and moving images
- Original art and more
York State Archives: Digital Collections.
Zealand Digital Library.
North American Digital Libraries: United States. The British
Columbia Digital Library. The focus of this set of links is on
collections of electronic texts (not individual titles)
preserved through libraries, archives, museums and corporate or
private initiatives. Listings here are therefore primarily for
the written word as expressed in manuscripts, books and
periodicals, including newspapers. A few non-book digital
library collections are included. Readers wishing further leads
to non-book digital content should consult one of the
directories or guides
North Carolina Digitization Project. In
2009, the North Carolina State Archives completed a project to
digitize newspapers from it's collection that were, up until
that time, only available on microfilm. These materials include
papers dating from 1752-1890s from cities like Edenton
(1787-1801), Fayetteville (1798-1795), Hillsboro (1786), New
Bern (1751-1804), Salisbury (1799-1898), and Wilmington
(1765-1816) - a total of 23,483 digital images that are keyword
North Carolina State Archives: Online Projects.
Crossroads: Documents and Images. Oklahoma Crossroads:
Documents and Images consists of selected digital
collections of the
Department of Libraries spanning more than 100 years of
rich, vibrant history. These collections include documents,
photographs, newspapers, reports, pamphlets, posters, maps, and
an author database ranging in date from the late 1800s to
- Oklahoma State University: Electronic Publishing Center.
- Online Archive of
California. The OAC brings together historical materials
from a variety of California institutions, including museums,
historical societies, and archives. Over 120,000 images; 50,000
pages of documents, letters, and oral histories; and 8,000
guides to collections are available.
Utah's Online Library. Find digital resources of historical
significance from a variety of digital collections in Utah. Some
of the collections material is rare, hard-to-find and may be
unavailable anywhere else. You can find digitized photographs,
manuscripts texts, maps, audio & video recordings, transcripts,
books, yearbooks, newspapers, theses and dissertations, and
digital exhibits, as well as "born digital" items.
- Portal Digitale Bibliothek. Digitized German books.
- Publication of Archival Library
and Museum Materials. (PALMM) is a cooperative
initiative of the public universities of Florida to provide
digital access to important source materials for research and
scholarship. PALMM projects may involve a single university or
may be collaborative efforts between a university and partners
within or outside of the state university system. PALMM projects
create high-quality virtual collections relevant to the
students, research community and general citizenry of Florida.
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
Memory Project. South Dakota Memory is a gateway to rich
primary source materials relating to the history and culture of
South Dakota. This site offers digital items from heritage
institutions (archives, historical societies, libraries, and
State Library of Massachusetts Digital Collections.
State of Delaware Digital Archives.
Electronic Library: Volunteer Voices. "Volunteer Voices: The
Growth of Democracy in Tennessee" is a grant project funded by
the Institute for Museum and Library Services that will allow
K-12 educators and students free online access to a variety of
primary, or first hand, sources related to Tennessee’s history,
culture, government, and industry. The project is a state-wide
effort involving collaboration between museums, libraries,
historical societies, and archives to digitize over 10,000
artifacts and documents such as historical letters, maps,
diaries, journals, art, and images.
- University of
Houston: Digital History.
- University of
Missouri Digital Library. Founded in 2001, the University of
Missouri Digital Library provides a repository for digitized
items on behalf of the UM Libraries. Over 20 text collections,
and 23 image collections, have been added, including collections
from 15 libraries around the state of Missouri.
- University of
Nevada, Las Vegas: Digital Collections.
- University of
Nevada, Reno Libraries: University Digital Conservancy.
We have 22 collections
in our digital conservancy,
18 of which are available
for public access.
- University of
Virginia Library: Electronic Text Center.
- University of Wisconsin: Digital Collections. Resources
within the collections are free and publicly accessible online.
They are loosely organized into collections that span a range of
subjects including art, ecology, literature, history, music,
natural resources, science, social sciences, the State of
Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin. Digital resources
include text-based materials such as books, journal series, and
manuscript collections; photographic images; slides; maps;
prints; posters; audio; and video.
- University of Wyoming's Digital Collections. Since 2002
the Initiative has collaborated to build digital collections of
scholarly and general interest with other partners from across
campus, the state of Wyoming, and the region.
Utah Digital Photograph Collections. The Utah History
Research Center is a collaborative effort of both the Utah State
Archives and Utah Historical Society.
State Archives and Records Service. Digital Archives.
Missouri. The purpose of the Missouri Digitization Planning
Project (MDPP) is to coordinate access to digital collections
and exhibits created by the cultural and scientific heritage
institutions of Missouri. The project brings together
representatives from the archives, historical society, library,
and museum communities.
State Digital Archives.
Washington State Digital Collections.
Washington State University Digital Collections. An
ongoing project to digitize the WSU Historical
Photograph Collections, numbering almost 250,000 images.
- World Digital Library. Is a free, online collection of documents, photos, maps and art from countries and cultures around the world. You can choose from seven languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish) for viewing descriptions of the materials. Text on the records themselves isn't translated. On the home page, click on the map to see a sample of content from that region. Use the slider on the timeline at the bottom of the screen to change the era from which the samples are taken. Links at the top of each page let you search the record descriptions or browse by place, time, topic, type of item or originating institution.