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New Georgia Encyclopedia

The New Georgia Encyclopedia provides an authoritative source of information about people, places, events, institutions, and many other topics relating to the state. On this site you will find articles and images on nearly every aspect of Georgia as well as convenient links to other Web sites related to the history, culture, and life of the state.

Digital Library of Georgia

The Digital Library of Georgia is a gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources. The Digital Library of Georgia connects users to 500,000 digital objects in 90 collections from 60 institutions and 100 government agencies.

 Library of
Congress History Digital Reference Resources

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Kindle History Books (sort Price from Low to High to see free books first)

Kindle Geography Books (sort Price from Low to High to see free books first)

Kindle Economics Books (sort Price from Low to High to see free books first)

The History Makers (The Nation’s
Largest African American Video Oral History Collection)

Books History, Economics, Geography Reference Book Search

Web Guides by the Library of Congress Digital Reference Section

The Digital Reference Section has created a variety of
new guides to help you maneuver your way around the Library’s website. Included
are links to information on the various state memory projects to help preserve
local history and primary sources, how to find stories and poem and do
effective poetry analysis, links to resources on the New Deal, the
Revolutionary War and World War 2.

The Library of Congress

  • Elections
    • A rich resource of links for both teachers and
            students, including lesson plans and ideas for the classroom about the
            American election process.

     Time Capsule


  • Comprised of 17,000 of the 28,000 physical items
          from The Printed Ephemera collection, dating from the seventeenth century
          to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history

     Depression Resources


Looking for up to date information
about what’s happening on Capitol Hill? Visit the Thomas website where you can
determine the status of a bill of interest, find out which bills your senators
and representatives are sponsoring and read about the latest activities on the
House and Senate floor.

Duke Digital Collections

  • Ad*Access:

         Images of over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five
         product categories - Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television,
         Transportation, and World War II propaganda - dated between 1911 and 1955.

  • African
         American Women

         Images and transcripts form three digital collections: Hannah Valentine
         and Lethe Jackson Slave Letters, 1837-1838; Vilet Lester Slave Letter,
         1857; and Elizabeth Johnson Harris: Life Story, 1867-1923.

  • Behind
         the Veil: African Americans Tell About Life in the Jim Crow South

         Images and audio clips excerpted from the book,Remembering Jim Crow
         (New York: New Press/Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies
         of Duke University : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., c2001).

  • Civil
         War Women

         Images and transcripts form three digital collections: Rose O'Neal
         Greenhow Papers, 1860-1864; Alice Williamson Diary, 1864; and Sarah E.
         Thompson Papers, 1859-1898.

  • Construction of
         Duke University, 1924-1932

         Photos, letters, and scrapbooks related to the construction of the Duke's
         East and West campuses.

  • Digital

         Primary sources documenting the economic, social, cultural, and political
         history of Durham, N.C., from the 1870s through the 1920s.

  • Documents
         from the Women's Liberation Movement

         Images and transcripts related to the radical origins of the Women's
         Liberation Movement in the United States during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

  • Duke Football

         Images of 584 covers from Duke football game programs.

  • Duke

         Images and explanatory descriptions of Duke's collection of nearly 1400
         papyri from ancient Egypt.

  • Emergence of
         Advertising in America

         Images of 9,000 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to
         1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a
         professionalized advertising industry in the United States.

  • Emma
         Spaulding Bryant Letters

         Emma Spaulding Bryant wrote these ten letters to her husband, John Emory
         Bryant, in the summer of 1873. The letters reveal much about the
         relationships between husbands and wives in this era, and shed light on
         women's health issues that were often kept private.

  • Everyday Life and
         Women in America
    (Duke campus only):

         Documents the social and cultural forces that shaped the everyday lives of
         women and men in America from 1800 to 1920. The project comprises images
         sourced from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture,
         Duke University and the New York Public Library.

  • Foundations
         of Excellence: An Archial Image Collection Celebrating the 75th
         Anniversary of Duke Medicine

         Over 600 digitized photographs and publications from the Duke Medical
         Center Archives document the history of Duke Medicine's academic,
         clinical, and research activities from 1927 through 1950.

  • George Percival
         Scriven: An American in Bohol, The Philippines, 1899-1901

         Transcript of a U.S. officer's diary about the American invasion and
         occupation of the Philippine Islands.

  • Historical
         Images in Medicine

         The Medical Center Library's Historical Images in Medicine (HIM)
         collections encompass over 3,000 photographs, illustrations, engravings,
         and bookplates from the history of the health and life sciences.

  • Historic American
         Sheet Music

         Provides access to images of 3042 pieces from the collection, published in
         the United States between 1850 and 1920.

  • Hugh Mangum
         Photographs, [ca. 1890]-1922

         Hundreds of portraits taken in small towns of North Carolina, Virginia,
         and West Virginia, comprising a diverse pictorial history of the region at
         the turn of the 20th century.

  • Medicine and
         Madison Avenue

         Image of over 600 advertisements and historical documents dated between
         1911 and 1958, relating to the creation and influence of health-related

  • Ration Coupons on
         the Home Front, 1942-1945

         Images of ration coupons, stickers, and certificates for tires, bicycles,
         typewriters, sugar, shoes, fuel oil, gasoline, and food which were issued
         by the U.S. Office of Price Administration from 1942-1945.

  • Slavery,
         Abolition, and Social Justice
    (Duke campus only):

         Digital collection documents key aspects of the history of slavery
         worldwide over six centuries. Content from the John Hope Franklin
         Collection of African and African American Documentation at Duke
         University, as well as several other North American and European

  • Sidney D. Gamble

         Approximately 5000 photographs, primarily of China, 1917-1932.

  • The Urban
         Landscape Digital Image Access Project

         1000 images from fourteen collections pertaining to the theme "The
         Urban Landscape."

  • Walt
         Whitman Manuscripts

         Manuscript drafts and revisions of Whitman's poetry and prose as well as
         proofs and published versions of his work from his early career in
         journalism up through the end of his life. Part of the Trent Collection of
         Whitmaniana in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
         at Duke University.

  • William Gedney
         Photographs and Writings

         The 50,000 item collection documents Gedney's work from the 1950s to 1989,
         in the United States, India, England, Ireland, and France.