American Memory
July 20, 2002 8:04 PM   Subscribe

American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections. [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit (7 comments total)
My favorites from tonight's browsing session include A Journal of my Journey over the Mountains began Fryday the 11th. of March 1747/8 by George Washington; navigable, original Railroad Maps from 1828 to 1900; and African American Sheet Music, 1850-1920.
posted by acridrabbit at 8:04 PM on July 20, 2002

I love that place. My favorites are the WPA poster art, as good or better than the German & Russian of the period, and the historic American buildings.
posted by Mack Twain at 9:00 PM on July 20, 2002

I recently came across some Ansel Adams photographs in there that impressed me. These panoramic maps are pretty impressive too, look for your town.
posted by cedar at 10:04 PM on July 20, 2002

American Memory is what finally persuaded me to purchase cable modem service a few years back. I can't believe it's never been posted here before.
posted by crasspastor at 10:16 PM on July 20, 2002

It has been posted, but not recently. Here and here.

Nonetheless, it's a good one and deserves to be brought into the light a few times a year.
posted by cedar at 10:49 PM on July 20, 2002

I messed that up pretty good. Let's try, this and this.
posted by cedar at 11:25 PM on July 20, 2002

You're right Cedar, it is something that people should be reminded of. It is a great site that has really grown over the years. Everytime I go back there is some new collection that I have not seen. Totally cool.

Thanks for the link Acridrabbit.
posted by lampshade at 8:37 AM on July 21, 2002

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