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American Association for State and Local History
"AASLH provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans."
American Historical Association
"The largest historical society in the United States, this nonprofit membership organization was founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research."
Organization American Historians
"Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. The mission of the organization is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and to encourage wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history."
100 Milestone Documents
A list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.
American Memory (Library of Congress)
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.
Colonial Williamsburg - Life in the 18th Century
A resource for bios, essays, and articles on the everyday lives of extraordinary Americans.
Congressional Research Service Reports
CRS serves as shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress. CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process
Textbooks, primary sources, and other educational resources.
Discovering American Women's History Online
Access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to interviews with women engineers from the 1970s.
From Revolution to Reconstruction
A hypertext on the history of the United States from the colonial period until modern times
Covers U.S. history, biographies, ancient history, business, technology, and more
Anyone can publish information on the Internet. So, how can we tell if the information on the web is reliable? These criteria from the Cornell University Library will help determine credible sources containing the most recent information.
Evaluating Web Pages (Cornell University Library)