||Selection of portraits of George and Martha Washington, painted during the eight years that Washington served as first President of the United States.|| |
|Full text and illustrations of works documenting California's history based on eyewitness accounts, covering the period from the gold rush to the turn of the 20th century. Describes the pioneer experience, encounters between Anglo|
Americans and peoples who preceded them, land transformation as a result of mining, ranching, agriculture, and urban development, and the growth of communities and cities.
|Collection of over 40 letterbooks (about 8,000 pages) of correspondence, commonplace books, diaries, journals, financial account books, military records, reports and notes accumulated by George Washington from 1741 to 1799. Includes a copy of a manual for polite behaviour, Rules of Civility and correspondence and diaries covering Washington's life as a Virginia county surveyor and as colonel of the militia during the French and Indian War.|| |
|Documents the US|
Mexican conflict from both perspectives, offering essays by historians, transcripts of conversations, and a timeline of key events in US-Mexican relations from 1519 until 1997. Available in English and Spanish.
|Set of resources reflecting Thomas Jefferson's intellectual and political interests and his central role in American politics from the second Continental Congress through his two terms as President, 1801|
1809. Also features 'The Contradictions of Thomas Jefferson,' a Virginia Time Line, and a Thomas Jefferson Time Line.
|Collection of approximately 20,000 digitised images of Abraham Lincoln's papers, derived from the Library of Congress collection. The papers comprise three series of correspondence covering 1833|
1916, 1858-75, and 1837-97. Two of these series include items dated later than Lincoln's assassination, including letters of condolence to his widow. Papers can be browsed or searched by keyword.
|Selection of historical manuscripts, which includes letters written to Washington as well as letters and documents written by him, as well as maps and sketches of the period and images of Washington.|| |
|Includes headlines, timelines, resource material and related topics |
a chronicle of information on the American Revolution - and Perspectives on Liberty: daily life in the Colonies and a military point of view.
|Collection of the correspondence and writings of James Madison, renowned for his public service as 'Father of the Constitution' and as the fourth President of the United States. Provides a biography, details of published volumes, reviews, a bibliography, and also describes the editing process undertaken during the development of the collection.|| |
|Historical documents from Abraham Lincoln's Illinois years (1830|
1861). Lincoln/Net also uses the story of Lincoln's life to examine broader themes in antebellum American social, cultural and political history. Information is organised chronologically and by theme.
|Collection of transcripts from 19th century North America. There is an emphasis on speeches and events related to conflict and the reshaping of regional identities. Topics covered include slavery, politics and war.|| |
|Selection of articles drawn from the Harper's Weekly archives, pertaining to specific topics of the 19th century. Covers the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Civil War literature, education, immigrant and ethnic America, the editorial cartoons of Thomas Nast, and the American West, and includes examples of advertisements for appliances, packaged goods, pest killers, insurance policies, and memorabilia.|| |
|This exhibition uses the Library of Congress and other archives to illustrate the importance of religion in the founding and making of the United States during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The site is divided into eight parts, including America as a Religious Refuge, Religion and the American Revolution, and Religion and the New Republic. Each section includes background information, images and artifacts.|| |
|Includes a gallery of letters, stories about spies including spy networks and the infamous Benedict Arnold, secret methods and techniques of letter writing such as the use of code, invisible ink and mask letters, and information about people of the revolution including Sir Henry Clinton and George III. Also features details of letter routes and a timeline of significant events during the revolution.|| |
|Project collecting texts and documents covering periods of US history. The best covered is the colonial and revolutionary period.|| |
|A guide to architecture in America from the 17th century to the present, with particular emphasis given to local architectural monuments. Houses, churches, commercial buildings, skyscrapers and public buildings such as libraries, museums and universities are featured, together with examples of different architectural styles and information on individual architects.|| |
|Documents the exploration and settlement of America, Siberia, and Russia, and the meeting of the Russian|
American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Historical aspects of the frontier are described within sections entitled exploration, colonisation, development, Alaska, frontiers and national identity, and mutual perceptions. Digital collections are also available, providing access to books, serials, manuscripts, maps, and photographs. Information is presented in English and Russian.
|Timeline of documents and images tracing Californian history from 1600 to 1900. Covers the physical setting, the first Californians, European exploration, the Spanish Colonial Frontier, Mexican California, the Gold Rush, the impact of railroads, economic growth, and the great depression.|| |