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Documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government. 

"Best of History" Web Sites
Award-winning portal containing annotated links to 1,000+ history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.
 
Public affairs and public access to current political and legislative events.

De Imperatoribus Romanis
Online encyclopedia of Roman rulers and their families.

Digital History
Award winning site containing American history online textbook, plus active learning activities utilizing primary documents.

Dropping the Bomb
Documents on the decision to use atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII, notes to and from President Harry Truman, press realease from President Truman on August , 1945

Ellis Island
Genealogy resource and historical documentation of emmigration to the United States; conduct search of Ellis Island/Port of New York records.

Famous Trials
Famous trials in history from Socrates to present day by Douglas O. Linder from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

Fashion Era
Contains 655 content rich, illustrated pages of Fashion History, Costume History, Clothing, Fashions and Social History.

Fifties Web
Pop culture site exploring everything Fifties (and Sixties).

Great Depression in the United States
Contains an overview of the Depression Era, plus art and photo gallery of the Great Depression; part of the Modern American Poetry project.

History.com
Historical topics covered on the History Channel - primary documents source.

History: United States - University of Kansas
WWW-VL U.S. History Central Catalog--links arranged in outline, chronological order by historical periods.

History: World - European University Institute
WWW-VL World History Central Catalogue; links arranged by continents, eras, topics, and methods.

Holocaust Memorial Museum (United States)
Located adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, DC, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.

Holocaust Studies: Headlines & Timelines
Holocaust studiies, including headlines, timelines, issues, people, and more from aish.com.

Hyper History Online
Timeline format containing 2,000+ files covering 3,000 years of world history.

International Vienna
Portal offering access to comprehensive historical and present-day information and services for all areas of life in Vienna, Austria.
 
Contains events, court cases, articles/essays & primary documents on current issues relating to society, including gender, ethnicity; criminal justice, government/law/politics, environment, science, technology. 
Information on the life and of one of modern history's most influential social and political leaders.
 
New Deal
Information on FDR's New Deal from Britannica.com. 

Primary Documents: AdAccess
Images and information for 7,000+ advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955--concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II--sponsored by Duke University.

Primary Documents: Advertising in America: 1850-1920s
Presents 9,000+ images, with information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States-- drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University.

Primary Documents: American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America.

Primary Documents: Great Depression in the United States - Voices of the Dust Bowl
Primary documents from the American Memory American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Primary Documents: Our Documents
100 milestone documents from United States history.

Social Issues: Homework Central
Created for students researching current social issues from multiple perspectives.

Spartacus Educational
All things historical

Television History
History, including photo galleries, of TV-set design, development/production, and marketing.

World History in Context (GALE)
World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience

United States: Department of State
Portal for information from the U.S. State Department; includes countries of the world information, current issues, etc.

World History in Context (GALE)
World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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