Accessible Archives provides a comprehensive database of diverse primary resources related to 18th, 19th, and early-20th Century American history and culture.
Encompassing nearly 400 years, the Afro-American Imprints Collection offers over 12,000 searchable books, pamphlets, and broadsides related to the history of Black life in the Americas from 1535-1922.
Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera presents the dramatic imagery of nineteenth-century Americana as experienced from the social, military, and political perspectives.
America’s Historical Imprints contains 3 collections and 2 supplements of books, pamphlets, broadsides and other scarce printed material.
The Catalogue of American Engravings describes engravings from the early eighteenth century through the year 1820.
Harper's Weekly provides online access to digital images and descriptive text from Bernard Reilly’s annotated catalogue of political cartoons from 1766-1876.
The Edwin Wolf catalog contains American song sheets, slip ballads, and poetical broadsides from 1850-1870.
The Colonial Williamsburg Digital Library supports research regarding the political and economic life of the thirteen colonies and the new republic.
The Early American Newspapers database provides wide-ranging coverage of historical newspapers from Pennsylvania.
Early Americas Digital Archive (EADA), a collection of electronic texts written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820.
The Early Caribbean Digital Archive (ECDA) is a publicly available archive platform for accessing, researching, and contributing pre-twentieth-century Caribbean archival materials.
Global Commodities includes a wide range of manuscript, printed and visual primary-source materials exploring the history of key commodities that changed the world.
The HABS/HAER surveys document achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the United States and its territories.
A collaborative digitization project, In Her Own Right includes collections on women’s advocacy in moral reform, abolition, education, work, relief for the poor, healthcare, and women’s own rights from the Philadelphia area between 1820-1920.
JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.
Collected by Lester S. Levy and donated to Johns Hopkins University beginning in 1976, the Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection comprises American sheet music from the 18th through 20th centuries.
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
The Pennsylvania Civil War Era Newspapers database contains all the words and images from selected newspapers published during the pivotal years before, during, and after the U.S. Civil War.
PhillyHistory is an award-winning online archival project of historic photographs and maps directed by the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Records.
Cornell Library’s May Anti-Slavery Collection includes over 10,000 pamphlets and ephemera that document the anti-slavery struggle at the local, regional, and national levels.
Slavery and Abolition in the US: Select Publications of the 1800s is a digital collection of books and pamphlets that demonstrate the varying ideas and beliefs about slavery in the United States as expressed by Americans throughout the nineteenth century.
This educational resource is a digital archive for hundreds of historical images, paintings, lithographs, and photographs illustrating enslaved Africans and their descendants before c. 1900.
The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia centers Philadelphia as a city and community in historical and future contexts.
The Pennsylvania State Archives provides 10 series of historical records in 138 volumes.
The Valley of the Shadow is a digital archive of primary sources that document the lives of people in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, during the era of the American Civil War.
This digital source, from the US GenWeb Archives on Philadelphia County, provides the full text of collection of memoirs, anecdotes, and incidents of early 18th and early 19th century Pennsylvanian life.
This digital collection of 2,887 titles allows insight into American literature, culture, and history otherwise unattainable.