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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


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
List of digital collections in the United States.

ARC Archives Resource Center


ADAH Digital Collections

A collaboration of libraries and archives providing digital content.

Auburn University Digital Library

Encyclopedia of Alabama

Alaska’s Digital Archives


Arizona Memory Project

Cline Library Digital Archives

University of Arizona Library Digital Collections


University of Arkansas Libraries Digital Collections

Arkansas History Commission



The Online Archive of California


Colorado State University Libraries Digital Collections

University of Colorado Digital Library

Denver Public Library Digital Collections


University of Connecticut Libraries Digital Collections


University of Delaware Library Digital Collections

Delaware Digital Archives

District of Columbia

WRLC Libraries Digital and Special Collections


Florida Heritage Collection - State University Libraries of Florida

The Florida Memory Project

University of Florida Digital Collections


The Digital Library of Georgia

Georgia's Virtual Vault

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

Hawai’i Digital Library

Hawaii State Archives Digital Collections


Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive

University of Idaho Library Digital Initiatives

Idaho State Historical Society Digital Collections


Illinois Digital Archives

University of Chicago Digital Library Collections


Indiana Historical Society Digital Image Collections

Indiana Memory


Iowa Digital Library

Iowa Heritage

Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Archive


Kansas Memory


Kentucky Digital Library


The LOUISiana Digital Library

Tulane University Digital Library


The Maine Memory Network

University of Maine Digital Collections at the Libraries


Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage

Archives of Maryland Online


Digital Commonwealth

The Plymouth Colony Archive Project

The Massachusetts Historical Society

Five College Archives Digital Access Project

Boston Streets

Harvard University Library Digital Collections


The Making of Modern Michigan

Seeking Michigan

The University of Michigan's Digital Collections


Minnesota Digital Library: Minnesota Reflections

University of Minnesota Digital Collections


University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections

Mississippi Digital Library

Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Digital Archives


University of Missouri Digital Library

Missouri Digital Heritage


Montana Memory Project


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 Memory

Cleveland Memory Project


Gateway to Oklahoma History

Oklahoma Digital Prairie

OSU Digital Collections

OU Digital Collections


Oregon Digital Library

Southern Oregon Digital Archives (SODA)

Oregon Digital


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


Volunteer Voices

Tennessee Virtual Archive

University of Tennessee Digital Collections


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


Mountain West Digital Library

Western Waters Digital Library

Utah Digital Newspapers

Brigham Young University Digital Collections


University of Vermont Digital Collections


Valley of the Shadow

Virtual Jamestown

Virginia Memory


University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections

Washington State Archives - Digital Archives

King County Snapshots

West Virginia

West Virginia University Digital Collections


University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society Digital Collections

Recollection Wisconsin


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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