United States (General): Specialized Collections
Gateway to online digitized historical newspaper content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean.
"Presents in maps and text complete data about the creation and all subsequent changes (dated to the day) in the size, shape, and location of every county in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia." Available as interactive maps and shapefiles that can be downloaded for use with GIS software.
Hundreds of primary source documents, photographs, drawings, maps and other American history materials drawn from the holdings of the National Archives. Large collections on aviation and space, civil rights, Civil War, founders and founding documents, presidents, and World War II. Images can be used in papers and presentations.
Collection of primary and secondary sources on African American history plus links to digital archives and other African American history sites.
Allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. From the Library of Congress.
Electronic backfile of the Chicago Tribune from the first issue through 1989.
Collection of primary documents and other materials relating to U.S. presidents. Includes public papers, addresses, executive orders, and proclamations.
Collection of full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, and other recorded media events. The site also includes sections devoted to rhetorical devices, Christian rhetoric, 9/11 rhetoric, movie speeches, and political speeches.
Data and analysis on U.S. presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections, plus information on voter demographics and political parties. Includes biographical information on candidates and some election speeches.