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Deven Black

New York, 1940s, in colour | HOW TO BE A RETRONAUT - 10 views

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    Color photographs of various scenes in Manhattan during the 1940s. 
David Hilton

The National Archives - The Cabinet Papers 1915 - 1977 - 2 views

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    British Cabinet papers from the period. Has maps and some study guides to help students.
David Hilton

Bound for Glory: America in Color -  Exhibitions - myLOC.gov (Library of Cong... - 1 views

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    "Bound for Glory: America in Color is the first major exhibition of the little known color images taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information (FSA/OWI). Comprised of seventy digital prints made from color transparencies taken between 1939 and 1943, this exhibition reveals a surprisingly vibrant world that has typically been viewed only through black-and-white images."
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    Might be useful in showing your students that everything before the 1950s didn't happen in black and white. A humbly titled collection.
David Hilton

By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943 - 0 views

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    Another one of the excellent collections provided by the Library of Congress. Gotta love 'em.
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    The By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943 collection consists of 908 boldly colored and graphically diverse original posters produced from 1936 to 1943 as part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal.
David Hilton

American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936 - 1940 - 0 views

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    Excellent source for American culture in the late 30's.
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    These life histories were compiled and transcribed by the staff of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940. The Library of Congress collection includes 2,900 documents representing the work of over 300 writers from 24 states. Typically 2,000-15,000 words in length, the documents consist of drafts and revisions, varying in form from narrative to dialogue to report to case history.
David Hilton

After the Day of Infamy: 'Man-on-the-Street' Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl H... - 0 views

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    Might be interesting as a compare/contrast activity with interviews/media accounts from September 12, 2001?
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    After the Day of Infamy: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor presents approximately twelve hours of opinions recorded in the days and months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor from more than two hundred individuals in cities and towns across the United States. On December 8, 1941 (the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor)
David Hilton

VADS: free art and design images for education - 0 views

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    Seems to focus on images of art from Western countries in the postwar period.
David Hilton

Documenting America - 0 views

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    Over 160 000 images from 1935 to 1945.
David Hilton

CWIHP Virtual Archive : Collection - 2 views

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    An excellent resource for the Cold War! Clearly labelled and well-maintained links to primary source documents. Just what we like!
David Hilton

Nuremberg Trials Project -- Guide to Document Searching - 0 views

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    Contains thousands of documents from the Nuremberg Trials. Search function is excellent, too. Very organised. I like organised.
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    The Harvard Law School Library has approximately one million pages of documents relating to the trial of military and political leaders of Nazi Germany before the International Military Tribunal (IMT) and to the twelve trials of other accused war criminals before the United States Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMT).

    The documents, which include trial transcripts, briefs, document books, evidence files, and other papers, have been studied by lawyers, scholars, and other researchers in the areas of history, ethics, genocide, and war crimes, and are of particular interest to officials and students of current international tribunals involving war crimes and crimes against humanity.
David Hilton

Joseph Berry Keenan Digital Collection - 1 views

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    No information on how much is there, but going on the quality of the other source sites provided by Harvard Libraries it should be quite extensive.
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    The Joseph Berry Keenan Digital Collection-comprised of manuscript materials and photographs-offers researchers invaluable insight into the Japanese War Crimes Trial -- one of the most important trials of the twentieth century.
David Hilton

The Hedda Morrison Photographs of China - Harvard College Library - 0 views

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    The Harvard-Yenching Library holds some 5,000 photographs and 10,000 negatives taken by Hedda Hammer Morrison (1908-1991) while resident in Beijing from 1933 to 1946. The photographs, mounted in thematic albums prepared by Mrs. Morrison, and the negatives, were bequeathed to the Harvard-Yenching Library, "the best permanent home for her vision of a city and people that she loved [Alastair Morrison]."
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    One of the excellent collections now provided by Harvard libraries.
David Hilton

WarMuseum.ca - Democracy at War: Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War - About D... - 0 views

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    "Democracy at War: Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War is a fully searchable digitized collection of 144,000 contemporary newspaper clippings that report on the events of the Second World War as that great conflict unfolded." Awesome!
David Hilton

Welcome to the Digital Library of Georgia - 0 views

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    An extensive collection of texts and images detailing many aspects of life in the South during the twentieth century. Seems to focus on 'everyday' history rather than the big events. But then again history is about people, isn't it?
David Hilton

Flickr: The Library of Congress' Photostream - 1 views

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    Contains collections on World War I, the Depression, Women's Lib and Honest Abe, among others. I'd imagine it will grow with time.
    I've actually found Flickr much better as a source of quality historical images than Google Images or Wikimedia Commons.
David Hilton

Online Documents - 1 views

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    A collection of sources related to many aspects of the Presidency of Franklin Delanor Roosevelt. Delanor - what were his parents thinking?
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    A site with sources related to many aspects of the Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Delano - what were his parents thinking?
David Hilton

Archer Audio Archives - 0 views

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    It looks like these audio clips from the C20th are freely available, however you might have to join the site and as my broadband has almost run out I can't check. At least some are free. Focuses on the US, by the looks of it.
David Hilton

Fireside Chats of Franklin D. Roosevelt - 0 views

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    Written transcripts of the 'fireside chats' of Roosevelt, beginning in 1933 and continuing through to 1944. I wonder if, in 60 years, some history teacher will bookmark a site with the Twitter messages that I receive from Obama? Or maybe this message itself? Trippy.
David Hilton

American History from 1865 - 0 views

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    An extensive collection of primary sources related to American history since 1865.
David Hilton

Decennials - Census of Population and Housing - 0 views

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    Census of Population and Housing data present here ranges from our most recent census to the historical decennial census conducted throughout the decades.
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