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English 102 - Leising: Primary Sources/Visual Texts

Locating Images

Campus Library Images Research Guide: 

Historical Image & Video Collections

    • Advertising Resources - Includes links to a number of sources of advertising images from the 19th and 20th centuries.
    • AP Photo Archive - Includes press photographs and audio dating back to 1826.[UW restricted]

    • American Memory - Historical documents, photographs, sound recordings, moving pictures, books, pamphlets, maps, and other resources from the Library of Congress.

    • LIFE photo archive - Millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

    • Digital History: American Historical Images - an online collection of historical images hosted by the University of Houston in partnership with other institutions. The images are categorized in over 20 categories from advertisements to daguerreotypes to political history and more.

    Digital Collections and Archives

    Here are some examples of Digital Archives and Collections that you may want to look at:

    • Humanities and Social Sciences Online Oral Histories: Various oral history collections from the United States and around the world.
    •  American Memory: Library of Congress Archives of American Historay. Digital collections include written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document American History.
    • American Women's History: Links to digital collections of American history with a focus on American women. Includes bibliographies of additional primary resources.

    News Article Databases

    Historical Newspapers

    Additional Sources of Information

    Multicultural perspectives

    African American history

    African American Studies Center   The Oxford African American Studies Center provides more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes:

    • Africana
    • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
    • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present
    • Black Women in America, Second Edition
    • African American National Biography

    Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history: the Black experience in the Americas

    John Henrik Clarke Africana Library  (Cornell)  full-text digital historical texts


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