Slavery, Abolition, Emancipation and Freedom Primary Sources from Houghton Library Houghton Library, Harvard University’s largest rare books and manuscripts repository, is home to hundreds of thousands of materials relating to African American history in North America. This wonderful website is being developed to provide free access to a range of digitised primary source items – manuscripts, photos, […]
From The Lug and Can Label Collection, which is part of the UC Davis library’s Archives and Special Collections. You can view more than 4,800 colourful 20th century labels from American fruit and vegetable cans and containers. Great for students of economic and advertising history.
Find out who owns what. Compiled by the Future of Media Project the index details the 176 parent companies of daily news outlets. The emerging non-profit media and donors Index lists 231 non-profit news outlets and who funds them; and an index of the seven owners of daily newspapers is categorized by state.
Paper from arxiv with the following findings: consistently, negative opinions toward vaccines are correlated with misinformation. These results suggest that addressing online misinformation must be a key component of interventions aimed to maximize the effectiveness of vaccination campaigns.
The latest edition of this factual reference book from the US Government includes total numbers and names of women in Congress and their roles. Previous editions are also available via the website.
Trump Twitter archive has stored tweets from September 2016 until the account was suspended in January 2020. Items can be downloaded in csv files.
US newspaper front pages from events of historical and educational significance, from 9/11 to the Women’s March and School Walkout to firsts in politics.
US senate has a list of dates off all ceremonies. Many examples have links to digitised images of official photographs or paintings plus ephemera such as tickets. U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: “I Do Solemnly Swear…”A Resource GuideFrom the Library of Congress: This Web guide includes diaries and letters written by presidents and those who witnessed the […]
Recently added are: Papers of President Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) Papers of President William Howard Taft (1857-1930) Papers of President Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) Papers of President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) All collections include letters, diaries, manuscripts. Links to the individual collections (including all those already digitised) can be viewed here .
The latest Congressional research service report now has updated data. It incudes total numbers, data on each congress and party affiliations. There are also essays giving overviews of trends in representations and biographies of all members.