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Great Government Resources for Research

National Jukebox

National Jukebox historical recordings from the Library of Congress project. You can now play this collection of old music from the early 20th century online. | Library of Congress

Posters: WPA Posters

All images are digitized | All jpegs/tiffs display outside Library of Congress | View All About this Collection The Work Projects Administration (WPA) Poster Collection consists of 907 posters produced from 1936 to 1943 by various branches of the WPA. Of the 2,000 WPA posters known to exist, the Library of Congress's collection of more than 900 is the largest.

Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)

Home Page for the Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Motivated by the urgent need to collect the stories and experiences of war veterans while they are still among us, the U.S. Congress created the Veterans History Project in October 2000.

World Digital Library Home

The World Digital Library provides free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries and cultures, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. | Library of Congress

U.S. Congress legislation, Congressional Record debates, Members of Congress, legislative process educational resources presented by the Library of Congress

Science Reference Services (Science, Technology & Business Division, Library of Congress)

Science Reference Services, located on the fifth floor of the John Adams Building of the Library of Congress, is the principal location for research in the areas of science, technology, technical reports, and standards.

About the International Collections (Research and Reference Services, Library of Congress)

About the International Collections. The Library's international collections comprise materials from all over the globe and its foreign-language materials are stunning in their scope and quality. Access to the international collections varies by language and the type of material. The Library's reading rooms are the primary gateways to these resources.

Chronicling America " Library of Congress

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more

Folklife in Your State (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

Folklife in Your State: The collections in the Archive of Folk Culture include folk cultural material from all fifty states, as well as United States trusts, territories, and the District of Columbia. Most of these areas have been served by the Folklife Center's cultural surveys, equipment loan program, publications, and other projects.

71 Digital Portals to State History

A recent NDIIPP intern, Ingrid Jernudd, did some research into current web resources that provide digital access to a broad array of primary source materials at the state level. She prepared a list of sites that billed themselves as general-interest portals to historical resources.