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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
This site allows you to search and read newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
Although this is a site about the History television channel, it also has plenty of history information. Find out what happended on a particular day in history, including your birthday; play history games, listen to history podcasts, or browse through the interactive timeline. There is also a section for classroom resources.
Best of History Websites
This award-winning portal site is a gateway to carefully selected other websites on all periods and types of history. History buffs could get lost in here forever!
The Avalon Project
Yale has created this online collection of primary documents from all periods of history, relating to law, history, or diplomacy. This site also links to the Diana Project, a similar archive of primary documents in human rights.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Search or browse the Holocaust Encyclopedia, and learn about the history of the Holocaust. Read personal histories.
YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
Includes audio, maps, videos, art, manuscripts, and the complete contents of the print edition of the encyclopedic Yale publication on 1000 years of Jewish history.
This organization, based in Northampton, explains on their website: "Mass Humanities supports programs that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life throughout Massachusetts".
The National Security Archives
From George Washington University, the National Security Archives collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.