Monday, October 27, 2008

American Archives month

October 2008 is American Archives month. Don't miss out!


Cross Timbers Historic Images Project
A “collection of 19th and 20th century historic images from the Cross Timbers area of Central Texas.”

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (lower floor): An extensive collection of Tarleton and Texas historical, including archives of the J-TAC dating from 1919.

LIBRARY DATABASES (partial list):

Archive of Americana
“Tens of millions of pages of primary documents” such as “historical newspapers, books, broadsides, ephemera, government publications.”

In the First Person
“Index to English language personal narratives...letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories."

Texas Digital Sanborn maps
"(The maps) chart the growth and development of more than 12,000 American towns and cities.”

Digital National Security Archives
"Declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.”

W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas
Contains local information about the history of Thurber as well as a life-sized stage coach and oil derrick.


Library of Congress American memory
Collections can be browsed by time period, region and format.

National Public Radio’s Story Core Project
To date, tens of thousands of interviews have been archived and a book has been created.

September 11 Digital Archive
“More than 150,000 digital items.”

Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Dedicated to the preservation of Texas film heritage. Contains a searchable video library.

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