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People's Past, In Pictures, Pamphlets, and Prose
December 22, 2008 10:46 AM   Subscribe

Drawing from 175 digital collections and growing, American Social History Online pulls together primary sources documenting our past as a people. A project of the Digital Library Federation.

Use the shortcuts (homepage, right-hand side) to browse by subject, location, or time period (or browse tag clouds if that's your thing). Browse collections alphabetically (grid or list view), with the top 20 headings for each if you like. Use the powerful advanced search to search any part of a record, limit search results by media type, or search only within a specific date range. Get a free OpenID that allows you to save search histories and set preferences. Download Zotero previously, a Firefox extension, to organize, annotate, and share your finds.
posted by Rykey (9 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awesome, thanks for this!
posted by entropicamericana at 11:24 AM on December 22, 2008


Great stuff—thanks!
posted by languagehat at 11:46 AM on December 22, 2008


Really great, Rykey ... I've already shared it with my colleagues. Thanks!
posted by aldus_manutius at 11:57 AM on December 22, 2008


Passing this on immediately. It looks fascinating!
posted by Songdog at 1:20 PM on December 22, 2008


Passing this on immediately. It looks fascinating!
posted by Songdog at 1:20 PM on December 22, 2008


I just added this to my Favorites, thanks for pointing it out. I would like to see some Ohio and Mass. stuff on there. Let's go, libraries, send it in!
posted by artfann at 4:02 PM on December 22, 2008


Totally awesome, I've been hunting for something exactly like this! Thanks!
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 5:49 PM on December 22, 2008


Artfann, did you say Ohio and Massachusetts?
posted by Rykey at 5:55 PM on December 22, 2008


Wow, thanks! I was only looking at the listing of the different collections instead of doing searches. But it's your fault if I stay up the rest of the night looking up things. :^o
posted by artfann at 8:15 PM on December 22, 2008


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