Project--documents from the 18th to the 20th century important to
law, politics, diplomacy and government
Letters and Images Project----primary documents of Canadian war experience.
Digitized Medieval Manuscripts -- medieval manuscripts available
on the web.
of Hammurabi -- from the Yale Avalon Project, with interactive
Archive on the Internet-- on Northern Ireland, an ever expanding
in Iraq -- a 90 page document by the U.K. government House of
Commons. may be slower to load. A good primary document right at the
beginning of that war.
Finder--links to over 100 online constitutions worldwide.
World War II -- lots of j-peg images and commentary.
at War -- "This collection of more than 144,000
newspaper articles, manually clipped, stamped with the date,
and arranged by subject, includes news stories and editorials from
newspapers, mostly Canadian, documenting every aspect of the
war." Searchable with a Glossary too.
Papyrus Archive---The Duke Papyrus Archive provides electronic
access to texts about and images of 1,373 papyri from ancient Egypt.
- Early Canadiana Online--is a full text online
collection of more than 3,000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th
to History -- Each entry frames the eyewitness account with a
brief description of the event and of the person recounting it and
includes a bibliography and related links. Browse by time period.
There's also a small audio archive of Voices of the 20th Century.
Festival Books from the Renaissance and Early Modern period --
full-text and describing the magnificent festivals and ceremonies that
took place in Europe between 1475 and 1700 - marriages and
funerals of royalty and nobility, coronations, stately entries into
cities and other grand events. Searchable by keyword.
World Documentation Project--treaties, tribal resolutions,
Galilei's Notes on Motion
Collection -- is a window on the medieval world of the
Mediterranean area. Its 140,000 manuscripts fragments, mainly in
Hebrew and Arabic, shed light on the mundane as well as the religious
and cultural activities of that world. This site provides current
information on the activities of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research
Unit at Cambridge University.
Bible --fully digitized by the British Library, searchable, it
includes history and background info.
Hathi Trust Digital Library -- "a
reliable and increasingly comprehensive digital archive of library
materials converted from print that is co-owned and managed by a number
of academic institutions."
Historical Texts Project
Monographs -- The Cornell University Library Historical
Monographs is a collection of selected monographs with expired
copyrights chosen from a variety of disciplines. These over 400
monographs were brittle and decaying and in need of rescue.
Modern History Sourcebook--one of several sourcebooks by Prof.
Paul Halsall at Fordham University. Includes materials on
historiography, historical method, and the theory of history.
American and Caribbean Government Documents Project--there
are a great deal of presidential, legislative, administrative, and
constitutional documents online, though of course they are largely in
Spanish and Portuguese.
Lost World of Friese-Greene -- shows film clips of regular
people and places of England circa 1920's and is the original color film
from the first color process. A fascinating historical glimpse into the
era in full color.
Manuscript Leaves -- "displays a selection of 51
manuscript pages from the 12th to the 16th century held in the Cary
Collection of the Wallace Library, Rochester Institute of Technology
in Rochester, N.Y. They have been selected to illustrate the art of
the manuscript during the period of its greatest development and
Archive -- the Archive of the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany
(1537-1743), housed in the Archivio di Stato in Florence, Italy.
Documents online, with more due as time passes.
of the World-- sponsored by
UNESCO, this website offers access to digitized collections from
around the world, including Hawaii war records, Spanish Civil War
documents, Canadian history, slave narratives, old maps and other
Tones -- historical video clips of people, places, lifestyles.
An excellent site! These are primary documents in film format.
Library of Scotland Digital Library - document imagess with
transcriptions for easier reading from the last letter of Mary, Queen
of Scots to modern times. A varied and very interesting collection and
worth a look.
Nuremberg Project -- Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion
will post primary documents from Nazi War Crimes Trials to its web
site approximately every six months. Scholarly commentary on
these postings will be published on a rolling basis, so please check
back frequently. PDF format. Link is on the left menu bar.
Trials Project: Harvard University
School-- this is another good site for digitized documents along
with "analytical information about
each document and general information about the trials."
Digital Images Archive --"The Manuscript department of
the Library of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (LLAS) has preserved
1412 parchments covering the period from the eleventh century to the
beginning of the twentieth century. This is one of the largest
collection of parchments in the Baltic States."
Documents--Speeches, Platforms, Constitutions, Treaties
Proceedings of the Old Bailey -- "A fully searchable
online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of
non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000
criminal trials held at London's central criminal court."
Documents of the United Kingdom--the Stationery Office
Record Office, United Kingdom
Repositories of Primary Sources -- "A listing of over 5000
websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books,
historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research
Archives Portal -- access to national, municipal, university
archives and much more.
Vietnam Project -- from Texas Tech University, contains the
virtual archives of documents relating to the Vietnam War and oral
of the Holocaust -- audio files of survivors testimony plus
more from the British Library.
- World Digital Library -- "free of charge and in
multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and
cultures around the world."
War I Documents