Local history scholars and Toledo high school students preparing for History Day with a website presentation now have a new resource at their fingertips. This page brings together digital collections from archives and libraries throughout the U. S. Students can focus on any state or region, find images and historical information, and use them for their projects.

NOTE: Digital resources can disappear without notice, and if the collection you are looking for cannot be found, please contact us.

Alabama  
Archives Alabama Department of Archives & History
Digital Collections Alabama Department of Archives and History Digital Collections
  Alabama Digital Preservation Network
  Alabama History Online
  AlabamaMosaic
   
Alaska  
Archives Alaska State Archives
Digital Collections Alaska Historical Collections
  Alaska's Digital Archives
  Archives West (covers Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
  SLED: Alask's Virtual Library & Digital Archive
   
Arizona  
Archives History and Archives Division
Digital Collections Arizona Archives Online
  Arizona Memory Project
  Western Waters Digital Library (covers Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
   
Arkansas  
Archives Arkansas State Archives
Digital Collections Arkansas Digital Ark-ives
   
California  
Archives California State Archives
Digital Collections California State Archives' collections
  California's Underground Railroad, Sacramento State University Library
  Calisphere
  Online Archive of California
  San Fernando Valley History Digital Library
   
Colorado  
Archives Colorado State Archives
Digital Collections Colorado Historic Newspapers
  Denver Public Library Digital Collections
  Rocky Mountain Online Archive (covers Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming)
  Western Waters Digital Library (covers Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
   
Connecticut  
Archives Connecticut State Library, State Archives
Digital Collections Connecticut History Illustrated (formerly Connecticut History Online)
  Connecticut State Library Digital Collections
  ConnecticutHistory.org
  History & Genealogy: Reference
   
Delaware  
Archives Delaware Public Archives
Digital Collections Delaware Heritage Collection
  Digital Archives
  University of Delaware Digital Library Collection
   
District of Columbia  
Archives District of Columbia Archives
Digital Collections Historical Society of Washington, D.C, Digital Collections
  WRLC Libraries Digital and Special Collections
  see also: National Collections
   
Florida  
Archives State Archives of Florida
Digital Collections Florida Digital Newspaper Library
  Florida Memory Project
  Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials (PALMM)
  University of Florida Digital Collections
   
Georgia  
Archives Georgia Archives
Digital Collections Digital Library of Georgia
  Virtual Vault
   
Guam  
Archives Guam Preservation Trust
  Micronesian Area Research Center, Digital Collections
   
Hawaii  
Archives Hawai`i State Archives
Digital Collections Hawai`i State Archives Digital Collections
  Mountain West Digital Library (covers Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and other Western U. S. Communities)
  University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library, Digital & Digitized Collections 
   
Idaho  
Archives Idaho State Archives (Idaho State Historical Society)
Digital Collections Albertsons Library Digital Collections. Boise State University
  Archives West (covers Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
  Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive (covers Idaho, Oregon, and Washington)
  Idaho Digital Resources
  Idaho State Digital Archive
  Idaho State Historical Society Digital Collections
  Mountain West Digital Library (covers Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and other Western U. S. Communities)
   
Illinois  
Archives Illinois State Archives
Digital Collections CARLI Digital Collections
  Digital Research Library of Illinois History
  Illinois Digital Archives
  Upper Mississippi Valley - Digital Image Archive (covers the Iowa-Illinois border)
   
Indiana  
Archives Indiana Archives and Records Administration (Indiana State Archives)
Digital Collections Indiana Historical Bureau
  Indiana Historical Society Digital Image Collections
  Indiana Memory
  Indiana Digital Archives
   
Iowa  
Archives State Archives of Iowa
Digital Collections Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
  Iowa Pathways
  Upper Mississippi Valley - Digital Image Archive (covers the Iowa-Illinois border)
   
Kansas  
Archives Kansas Historical Society, State Archives
Digital Collections Kansas Memory
  Kansas Historical Society, Online Collections
  Western Trails Project
   
Kentucky  
Archives Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
Digital Collections Digital Library of Appalachia (covers Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia)
  Kentucky Digital Library
   
Louisiana  
Archives Louisiana State Archives
Digital Collections Louisiana Digital Library
  The Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University
   
Maine  
Archives Maine State Archives
Digital Collections Maine Memory Network
  Gateway to Digital Collections
   
Maryland  
Archives Maryland State Archives
Digital Collections Digital Maryland
  Maryland Historical Society-Collections Online
   
Massachusetts  
Archives Massachusetts Archives Division
Digital Collections American Centuries...view from New England
  Massachusetts Digital Commonwealth
  Massachusetts Historical Society, Online Resources
  North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) Digital Heritage Collections
   
Michigan  
Archives Michigan History Center, Archives of MichiganArchives of Michigan
Digital Collections Digital Michigan Newspaper Portal, Central Michigan University, Clarke Historical Library
  Making of Modern Michigan
  Seeking Michigan
  Virtual Motor City
   
Minnesota  
Archives Minnesota State Archives
Digital Collections Minnesota Digital Library
  Minnesota Digital Library: Minnesota Reflections
  Minnesota Maps Online
   
Mississippi  
Archives Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Digital Collections Mississippi Digital Library
  University of Mississippi Digital Collections
  University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections
  University of Southern Mississippi, Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive  
   
Missouri  
Archives Missouri Secretary of State, Records and Archives Division
Digital Collections Missouri Digital Heritage
  Missouri Digital Newspaper Project
  Missouri State University Digital Collections
  State Historical Society of Missouri Digital Collection
   
Montana  
Archives Montana Historical Society, State Archives
Digital Collections Archives West (covers Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
  Digitized Montana Newspapers Online
  Montana Memory Project
  Montana State University Library, Digital Collections
   
Nebraska  
Archives Nebraska State Historical Society, Library/Archives Division
Digital Collections Nebraska Memories
  Nebraska Western Trails
  Western Waters Digital Library (covers Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
   
Nevada  
Archives Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records
Digital Collections Mountain West Digital Library (covers Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and other Western U. S. Communities)
  Nevada Digital Collections Portal, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records, Digital Collections
   
New Hampshire  
Archives New Hamphshire Division, Archives and Records Management
Digital Collections New Hampshire History Network
  University of New Hampshire Library, Digital Collections
   
New Jersey  
Archives New Jersey State Archives
Digital Collections New Jersey Digital Highway
  New Jersey State Archives, Imaged Collections
   
New Mexico  
Archives New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
Digital Collections New Mexico Digital History Project
  Online Archive of New Mexico
  New Mexico State Archives, Online Catalog
  Rocky Mountain Online Archive (covers Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming)
  Western Waters Digital Library (covers Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
   
New York  
Archives New York State Archives
Digital Collections New York State Archives, Digital Collections
  Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York
  New York State Library, Digital Collections
  Hudson River Valley Heritage
  New York Heritage Digital Collections
  The New York Public Library, Digital Collections
   
North Carolina  
Archives North Carolina State Archives
Digital Collections Digital Library of Appalachia (covers Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia)
  Eastern North Carolina Digital Library
  North Carolina Digital Collections
  North Carolina Digital Heritage Center
  North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online (ECHO)
   
North Dakota  
Archives State Historical Society of North Dakota, State Archives
Digital Collections Digital Horizons
  North Dakota State University Archives, Digital Collections
   
Ohio  
Archives Ohio History Connection, State Archives
Digital Collections Cincinnati History Library and Archives - Digital Journals
  Cleveland Historical
  The Cleveland Memory Project
  Columbus Metropolitan Library Digital Collections
  Ohio Memory, Digital Collections
  Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center (OhioLINK DRC)
  Toledo's Attic
  Wright State University, Special Collections and Archives
   
Oklahoma  
Archives Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Archives or State Records Division
Digital Collections Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture
  Crossroads, Oklahoma Historical Society
  Oklahoma Heritage
   
Oregon  
Archives Oregon State Archives
Digital Collections Archives West (covers Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
  Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive (covers Idaho, Oregon, and Washington)
  Historic Oregon Newspapers
  Oregon History Project
  Western Waters Digital Library (covers Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
   
Pennsylvania  
Archives Pennsylvania State Archives
Digital Collections Access Pennsylvania Digital Repository
  Free Historic Newspapers Online
  Historic Pittsburgh
  Life in Western Pennsylvania
  PA Digital
   
Puerto Rico  
Archives Archivo General de Puerto Rico
Digital Collections Archivo Digital Nacional de Puerto Rico
   
Rhode Island  
Archives Rhode Island State Archives
Digital Collections The Digital Ark
  Providence Public Library Exhibitions, Images, and Special Collections
   
South Carolina  
Archives South Carolina Department of Archives and History
Digital Collections Lowcountry Digital Library
  South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Digital Collections
  SCIWAY - SC City and County ArchivesSC City and County Archives
  South Carolina Digital Library
   
South Dakota  
Archives South Dakota State Historical Society
Digital Collections Digital Library of South Dakota
  South Dakota Digital Archives
  South Dakota Oral History Center, University of South Dakota
   
Tennessee  
Archives Tennessee State Library and Archives
Digital Collections Digital Library of Appalachia (covers Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia)
  Tennessee State Library & Archives, Online Resources
  Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture
  Volunteer Voices
   
Texas  
Archives Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Digital Collections Digital Texas Heritage Resource Center, Southwestern University
  Portal to Texas History, University of North Texas
  Texas Digital Archive
  Texas Digital Library
  Texas Heritage Online
   
Utah  
Archives Utah Division of Archives and Records Service
Digital Collections Archives West (covers Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
  Digital Utah
  Mountain West Digital Library (covers Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and other Western U. S. Communities)
  Utah History Encyclopedia
  Utah Digital Newspapers
  Western Waters Digital Library (covers Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
   
Vermont  
Archives Vermont State Archives and Records Administration
Digital Collections Digital Collections at Middlebury College
  Freedom and Unity Collection
  Harold G. Rugg Collection
  University of Vermont Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives
  Vermont Historical Society Photograph Collections
   
Virginia  
Archives Library of Virginia
Digital Collections Digital Library of Appalachia (covers Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia)
  Digital Vermont (Vermont Historical Society)
  Encyclopedia Virginia
  Virginia Memory
  Virginia Newspapers (Virgina Memory)
   
Virgin Islands (U.S.)  
Archives Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums
  Digital Library of the Caribbean, University of the Virgin Islands
   
Washington  
Archives Washington State Archives
Digital Collections Archives West (covers Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
  Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive (covers Idaho, Oregon, and Washington)
  King County Snapshots
  The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History
  University of Washington Libraries, Digital Collections
  Washington Rural Heritage
  Washington State Archives, Digital Archives
  Washington State Library Digital Collections and Resources
  Western Waters Digital Library (covers Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
   
West Virginia  
Archives West Virginia Archives and History
Digital Collections Digital Library of Appalachia (covers Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia)
  West Virginia & Reginal History Center, West Virginia University Libraries, Digital Collections
  West Virginia Archives and History, History Center
  West Virginia Memory Project
   
Wisconsin  
Archives Wisconsin Historical Society, Library and Archives
 Digital Collections Recollection Wisonsin (formerly Wisconsin Heritage Online)
  State of Wisconsin Collection, University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
  Turning Points in Wisconsin History
  Wisconsin Historical Society Collections
  Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles
   
Wyoming  
Archives Wyoming State Archives
Digital Collections Rocky Mountain Online Archive (covers Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming)
  Western Trails - Wyoming Collection
  Wyoming Memory
   
 African-American Heritage  
  Aboard the Underground Railroad (National Park Service)
  African American History, American Memory (Library of Congress)
  African-American Oral History Collection, University of Louisville Libraries
  Amistad Research Center Collections
  Blackpast.org Digital Archives
  Civil Rights Digital Library, Digital Library of Georgia
  Digital Library on American Slavery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  Digital Public Library of America collections: African-Americans
  The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change Archive
  National Archives: African American Research
  National Archives: Black History
  Underground Railroad: A Path to Freedom, Eastern Illinois University
  Underground Railroad Digital Classroom: Maps and Images
  Voyages Database: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
   
Native American Heritage  
  American Indian Archive (Oklahoma Historical Society)
  American Indian Library Association, Resources
  Digital Public Library of America collections: Native Americans
  First Nations Tribal Collection, Southern Oregon Digital Archives
  Great Basin Indian Archive
  Indians of North America (World Digital Library)
  National Archives: Indians/Native Americans
  National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Archive Center Collections
  Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
  National American Indian Heritage Month Exhibitions and Collections
  Native American Images Project, American Philosophical Society
  Native American Manuscript Collections, The University of Oklahoma, Western History Collections
  Utah American Indian Digital Archive
   
Regional/multi-state collections  
  American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement
  Archives West (covers Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
  Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive (covers Idaho, Oregon, and Washington)
  Digital Library of Appalachia (covers Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia)
  Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  Great Lakes Maritime History Project, University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
  Great Lakes Maritime Database, University of Michigan, University of Michigan
  Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University
  Mountain West Digital Library (covers Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and other Western U. S. Communities)
  Rocky Mountain Online Archive (covers Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming)
  Upper Mississippi Valley - Digital Image Archive (covers the Iowa-Illinois border)
  Western Waters Digital Library (covers Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)
   
National  
  American Memory (Library of Congress)
  ArchiveGrid (WorldCat)
  Digital Public Library of America
  Digital State Archives (multi-state index to digital collections)
  Directory of State Archives (Council of State Archivists)
  Making of America, University of Michigan
  National Archives (NARA)
  National Archives: Presidential Libraries
  National History Day and Archives
  State Digital Resources: Memory Projects, Online Encyclopedias, Historical & Cultural Materials Collections (Library of Congress)
  Teachers: Primary Source Sets (Library of Congress)
  Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)
   
International  
  Bibliotheca Alexandrina Digital Library
  European Newspaper Archives
  Europeana
  UNESCO World Heritage List
  World Digital Library
   
Historical Newspapers  
  Chronicling America
  Google News Archive
  International Coalition on Newspapers (ICON): Newspaper Digitization Projects
  National Digital Newspaper Program, Library of Congress
  Ohio’s Digitized Newspapers
  U.S. Historical Newspapers Online by State (Alabama-New York only)

 

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