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Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930 Selected historical materials from Harvard's library, archives and museums documents voluntary immigration to the US from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression. The collection includes approximately 1,800 books and pamphlets, 6,000 photographs, 200 maps and 13,000 pages from manuscript and archival collections. By incorporating diaries, biographies and other writings capturing diverse experiences, the collected material provides a window into the lives of ordinary immigrants.
Women Working More than 500,000 pages of historical documentation focusing on the role of women in the United States economy from 1800-1930. The sources include books, pamphlets, manuscripts and images selected from Harvard's library and museum collections.
Studies in Scarlet: Marriage & Sexuality in the U.S. & U.K., 1815-1914 presents images of the texts of more than 450 trial narratives printed in the United States or the United Kingdom from 1815 until 1914, drawn from the Harvard Law School Library's trial collections. The narratives include trials for murder, rape, divorce, domestic violence, adultery, bigamy, breach of promise to marry and the custody of children.
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories Letters and diaries by U.S. and Canadian immigrants from 1800-1950.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries Collection of women's diaries and letters covering colonial times to 1950.
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries A database of primary documents that includes the diaries and letters of women from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Access writings by full text searching (simple or advanced) or by exploring the tables of contents.
Oral History Online Some full text oral history and index of other projects on the web.
Harper's Bazaar America’s first fashion magazine, from 1867 to present.
Women's Magazine Archive The full backfiles of leading women’s interest consumer magazines. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005.
The Art of American Advertising Drawing from Baker Library Historical Collections’ (Harvard Business School), The Art of American Advertising, 1865—1910, is a collection of trade catalogs, trade cards, broadsides, posters, souvenir publications, and novelty items. Includes more than 1,000 images of 19th-century advertising trade cards. As some of the most popular forms of advertising in the 19th-century, and as indicators of consumer habits, social values and marketing techniques, these materials are of interest to scholars of business history, American studies, graphic design and printing history and social and cultural history.
New York Public Library Digital Collections This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.
US Library of Congress Online Prints and Photographs Online Catalog The collections of the Prints & Photographs Division include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. While international in scope, the collections are particularly rich in materials produced in, or documenting the history of, the United States and the lives, interests and achievements of the American people.
US Library of Congress Digital Collections Digitized content from the vast multimedia holdings fo the Library of Congress.