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Abraham Lincoln Papers presents Lincoln's draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, his second inaugural address, an 1864 memo expressing his expectation of being defeated for re-election, and more than 70,000...  (Library of Congress)
Papers of George Washington features Washington's correspondence, documents and articles, maps and images, and links to other George Washington resources on the web...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Veterans History Project is collecting oral histories, letters, diaries, and photos of America's war veterans and those supported them. The project includes participants in World War I, World War II, and the...  (Library of Congress)
Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words shows the breadth of Franklin's accomplishments through key letters, broadsides, and other documents. This exhibit, marking the tercentenary of Franklin's birth (1706), focuses on his...  (Library of Congress)
National Postal Museum has developed curriculum guides that explore stamps and postal history, and encourage students to write letters. Topics include historic letters and stamps from American wars; stamps...  (National Postal Museum, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
Web de Anza is an interactive environment for studying Spain's exploration and colonization of "Alta California" (1774-1776). Diaries and letters (available in both English and Spanish), maps and...  (University of Oregon, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Valley of the Shadow Project follows two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through their experiences in the American Civil War. This hypermedia archive contains thousands of sources from before, during...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
First Person Narratives of the American South, 1860-1920 documents the culture of the 19th century American South from the viewpoint of Southerners. It includes diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, ex-slave narratives, and travel accounts of...  (Library of Congress)
George Washington Papers includes letters, diaries, financial accounts, military records, and other writings from Washington's youth and service as a surveyor and colonel, as delegate to the Continental...  (Library of Congress)
Words and Deeds in American History presents historical documents spanning from the 15th to the mid-20th century. Included are the papers of presidents, cabinet ministers, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices...  (Library of Congress)
The Thomas Jefferson Papers contains more than 20,000 digitized images of various letters, memoranda, notes, and drafts of documents, books, papers, letters, and manuscripts of the third President, as well as...  (Library of Congress)
Letters, Telegrams, and Photographs Illustrating Factors That Affected the Civil War allows students to analyze a variety of documents to identify events, actions, and individuals who contributed to the Civil War's outcome. This lesson correlates to the National...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt is an online companion to a 4-hour PBS documentary. It features photographs, newspapers, motion pictures, and sound recordings; family diaries and letters; and interviews with...  (WGBH, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Dolley Madison Project is devoted to the life, letters, and legacy of the wife of our fourth president. As First Lady, Dolley Madison grew famous for her social graces and courage. By 1900 her name was...  (The Dolley Madison Project, University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Churchill and the Great Republic presents more than 200 photos, speeches, and letters from one of the most important and colorful leaders of the 20th century and in all British history. Best known as Prime Minister...  (Library of Congress)
First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820 consists of letters, journals, books, newspapers, maps, and images documenting the land, peoples, and exploration of the trans-Appalachian West. The first European travelers, their...  (Library of Congress)
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