The US Government Publishing Office (GPO) has aigitized all Congressional Directories back to the 1800s. They are now available via GovInfo and are useful for committee membership lists, biographies of members and more.
Digital collection also new from the Library of Congress, Office of Scientific Research and Development reports made to the US government during the Second World War and beyond covering military equipment . The Optics/ Camouflage (Division 16) collection includes reports on topics such as aerial photography, camouflage applications, periscopes and other optical instruments.
Congressional Directory from the 19th and 20th centuries. Are being digitised by USA GPO. The first release includes Directories from 1869–1888, as well as 1993. Each directory contains lists of parliamentary officials, biographies of members and details on their committee membership.
Internet archive is building a free, open, website of government research and publications from around the world. At present more than 700 publications from 50 websites collected since 2006 are offered. These are currently national and local North American sites but the scope will widen in the future. A site to watch.
Created by Smithsonian and The National Museum of African American History and Culture.The website states that ‘Congress created the Freedmen’s Bureau after the Civil War to assist in the political and social reconstruction of post-war Southern states and to help formerly enslaved African Americans transition from slavery to freedom and citizenship. From 1865 to 1872, the […]
South from the North: The Mexico-US border and beyond is a teaching resource from Box of Broadcasts which may be of interest to Media and Communications, Spanish and Latin American Studies, International Relations and more. It has been created to encourage students to reflect on how Mexico and Central America is presented as exotic, different, […]
The Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence Artifact Collection Note: this resource contains strong language and references to brutality and violence.An open-access digital collection created by T DC Public Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, The Library of Congress, and Howard University. It is preserving images, posters, banners, clothing, photographs, and ephemeral objects which were hung on a […]
Thirteen volumes from the Brown library. Each in the series includes: a recording of a 90-minute panel discussion that took place throughout the 2021-2022 academic year Student Voices podcast episodes in which Brown University students engage the panelists in follow-up discussions recommendations for entry-point materials on the subject multimedia resource collections of readings, online exhibitions, […]
The Langston Heritage Group Collection, 1869-2022 documents African-American history in Johnson City, Tennessee, and greater Washington County. It features materials relating to African American churches the African American experience in schools and social life in general. The digital collection forms part of that held by the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University, These include photographs […]
UCLA Law school project tracking attacks on the teaching of critical race theory in the USA. Critical race theory seeks to expose systematic racism and racist cultures. This UCLA project aims to monitor ways in which states have attempted to ban or limit this. Its website has details, mappings and discussion.