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Hundreds of institutions - museums, universities, state and local libraries - now have their collections published on the Web. Listed below are a number of cultural heritage sources that we recommend, beginning with institutions that have very large collections covering a range of subject areas and followed by ones that focus on state and local history.

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General Collections

American Memory at the Library of Congress

DPLA: Digital Public Library of America

University of Michigan’s Making of America

Cornell University’s Making of America

Newspapers

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Search newspaper pages from 1836-1922, sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers


Digital Collections by State

State Digital Resources: Memory Projects, Online Encyclopedias, Historical & Cultural Materials Collections
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/statememory/
List of digital collections in the United States.

ARC Archives Resource Center
http://www.statearchivists.org/arc/education/online_coll.htm

Alabama

ADAH Digital Collections

AlabamaMosaic
A collaboration of libraries and archives providing digital content.

Auburn University Digital Library

Encyclopedia of Alabama

Alaska
Alaska’s Digital Archives

Arizona

Arizona Memory Project

Cline Library Digital Archives

University of Arizona Library Digital Collections

Arkansas

University of Arkansas Libraries Digital Collections

Arkansas History Commission

California

Calisphere

The Online Archive of California

Colorado

Colorado State University Libraries Digital Collections

University of Colorado Digital Library

Denver Public Library Digital Collections

Connecticut

University of Connecticut Libraries Digital Collections

Delaware

University of Delaware Library Digital Collections

Delaware Digital Archives

District of Columbia

WRLC Libraries Digital and Special Collections

Florida

Florida Heritage Collection - State University Libraries of Florida

The Florida Memory Project

University of Florida Digital Collections

Georgia

The Digital Library of Georgia

Georgia's Virtual Vault

Hawaii
 
Digital Archive Collections at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library

Hawai’i Digital Library

Hawaii State Archives Digital Collections

Idaho

Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive

University of Idaho Library Digital Initiatives

Idaho State Historical Society Digital Collections

Illinois

Illinois Digital Archives

University of Chicago Digital Library Collections

Indiana

Indiana Historical Society Digital Image Collections

Indiana Memory

Iowa

Iowa Digital Library

Iowa Heritage

Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Archive

Kansas

Kansas Memory

Kentucky

Kentucky Digital Library

Louisiana

The LOUISiana Digital Library

Tulane University Digital Library

Maine

The Maine Memory Network

University of Maine Digital Collections at the Libraries

Maryland

Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage

Archives of Maryland Online

Massachussetts

Digital Commonwealth

The Plymouth Colony Archive Project

The Massachusetts Historical Society

Five College Archives Digital Access Project

Boston Streets

Harvard University Library Digital Collections

Michigan

The Making of Modern Michigan

Seeking Michigan

The University of Michigan's Digital Collections

Minnesota

Minnesota Digital Library: Minnesota Reflections

University of Minnesota Digital Collections

Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections

Mississippi Digital Library

Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Digital Archives

Missouri

University of Missouri Digital Library

Missouri Digital Heritage

Montana

Montana Memory Project

Nebraska

Nebraska Memories

Nebraska Western Trails

University of Nebraska Lincoln
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire Digital Collections

New Jersey

New Jersey Digital Highway

New Mexico
New Mexico Digital Collections

Online Archive of New Mexico

New Mexico State Library Digital Collections

New York

New York Public Library

New York Heritage Digital Collections

New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery

Syracuse University Digital Collections

Hudson River Valley Heritage

Digital Metro New York

North Carolina

Documenting the American South

Duke University Digital Collections

North Carolina ECHO

North Dakota

State Historical Society of North Dakota Digital Resources

Digital Horizons a Plains Media Resource

Ohio

Ohio Memory

Cleveland Memory Project

Oklahoma

Gateway to Oklahoma History

Oklahoma Digital Prairie

OSU Digital Collections

OU Digital Collections

Oregon

Oregon Digital Library

Southern Oregon Digital Archives (SODA)

Oregon Digital

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Archives

Historical Society of Pennsylvania Digital Library

Digital Collections at the State Library of Pennsylvania

Historic Pittsburgh

Free Library of Philadelphia Digital Collections

Rhode Island

Providence Public Library Online Collections

South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

South Carolina Digital Library

South Dakota

South Dakota Memory

South Dakota Digital Archives

Tennessee

Volunteer Voices

Tennessee Virtual Archive

University of Tennessee Digital Collections

Texas

The Portal to Texas History

East Texas Digital Archives & Collections

Northeast Texas Digital Collections

Harry Ransom Center Digital Collections

Briscoe Center for American History

Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections

SMU Digital Collections

Utah

Mountain West Digital Library

Western Waters Digital Library

Utah Digital Newspapers

Brigham Young University Digital Collections

Vermont

University of Vermont Digital Collections

Virginia

Valley of the Shadow

Virtual Jamestown
http://www.virtualjamestown.org/

Virginia Memory
http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/

Washington

University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections

Washington State Archives - Digital Archives

King County Snapshots

West Virginia

West Virginia University Digital Collections

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society Digital Collections

Recollection Wisconsin

Wyoming

Wyoming Memory

University of Wyoming Digital Collections

Regional or Specialized Collections

Digital Library of Appalachia

Rocky Mountain Online Archive

Avalon Project of Yale Law School
Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

Digital Library of the Carribean

Center for Jewish History Digital Collections

Perseus Digital Library

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