The Willa Cather Archive

Andrew Jewell

The Willa Cather Archive is an ambitious endeavor to create a rich, useful, and widely-accessible site for the study of Willa Cather’s life and writings. To that end, we are providing digital editions of Cather texts and scholarship free to the public as well as creating a large amount of unique, born-digital scholarly content.

The September 11 Digital Archive

Tom Scheinfeldt, Greg Umbach, Pennee Bender, and Joshua Brown

The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. The Archive contains more than 150,000 digital items, a tally that includes more than 40,000 emails and other electronic communications, more than 40,000 first-hand stories, and more than 15,000 digital images. In September 2003, the Library of Congress accepted the Archive into its collections, an event that both ensured the Archive’s long-term preservation and marked the library’s first major digital acquisition.

Probing the Past

Kelly Schrum and Allison Meyer O’Connor

Probing the Past provides a searchable version of information contained in the transcriptions of  325 probate inventories collected at  Gunston Hall Plantation, the colonial home of George Mason (1725-1792), from the Chesapeake region of Maryland and Virginia for the period of 1740 to 1810. Users may browse by time period or city/county, or search the database to find records that meet specific criteria, and then view the original written text and a transcript of the inventories.

Oh Freedom! Teaching African American Civil Rights Through American Art at the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Art Museum

Oh Freedom! offers a new introduction to the Civil Rights movement through the unique lens of Smithsonian collections. Drawing connections among art, history, and social change, Oh Freedom! provides educators with tools to help students re-imagine and re-interpret the long struggle for civil rights, justice, and equality in fresh ways.

Digging In: The Historic Trails of Nebraska

Paul Demers

Digging In: The Historic Trails of Nebraska is a web site for archaeological and historical research on Nebraska’s immigrant trails. Dr. Paul Demers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is directing this project in conjunction with the UNL Department of Anthropology and Geography and the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.

Critical Infrastructure Protection Oral History Project and Digital Archive

Kathi Ann Brown, Rebecca Luria, Jim Safley, Roy Rozenzweig, and Tom Scheinfeldt

This multi-faceted project documents the history of the nation’s efforts to protect what has come to be called critical infrastructure—the systems and structures that are vital to the smooth and safe functioning of our economy, society, and way of life. A major focus of the CIP Oral History Project is an ongoing interview program centered on the evolution of critical infrastructure protection—or CIP—during the 1980s and 1990s, up to the formation of the Department of Homeland Security in November 2002.

Bracero History Archive

Sharon Leon, Tom Scheinfeldt, and James Halabuk

The Bracero History Archive collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program, a guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964. Millions of Mexican agricultural workers crossed the border under the program to work in more than half of the states in America.

Black Gotham Archive

Carla Peterson

The goal of The Black Gotham Digital Archive is to link an interactive web site with the geographical spaces of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn to create a deeper understanding of black life in nineteenth-century New York City. The project is an extension of Peterson’s book, Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale UP, 2011), as new media forms allows greater flexibility, interactivity, and the potential for reaching a broader audience.

Bethlehem Digital History Project

James Talarico and Julia Maserjian

The Bethlehem Digital History Project provides Web access to digitized primary source materials, transcriptions, translations and contextual information relating to the early history of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1741 – 1844. This project also encourages broad or specialized exploration of local, regional and national history.

Anglo-American Legal Tradition: Documents from Medieval and Early Modern England from the National Archives in London

Robert C. Palmer

The goal of the AALT website is to make the resources of the National Archives more accessible to the general scholarly audience at no charge. A database of legal documents dating from 1176 to 1776, this archive divides the English legal systems into four periods to better aid scholars in their search for primary sources.