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The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2008
The Living Room Candidate contains more than 300 commercials, from every presidential election since 1952.
Avalon Project – Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
A collection of documents relating to Law, History and Diplomacy from Ancient times to the present day. Not US-specific though much US material included. The collection can be browsed by period or subject.
Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930, is a web-based collection of selected historical materials from Harvard’s libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the US from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression. Concentrating heavily on the 19th century, Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930, includes approximately 1,800 books and pamphlets as well as 9,000 photographs, 200 maps, and 13,000 pages from manuscript and archival collections.
JARDA – Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives
JARDA contains thousands of Japanese American internment primary source materials: * Personal diaries, letters, photographs, and drawings * US War Relocation Authority materials, including camp newsletters, final reports, photographs, and other documents relating to the day-to-day administration of the camps * Personal histories documenting the lives of the people who lived in the camps as well as the administrators who created and worked in the camps
The Oyez Project | U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument Recordings, Case Abstracts and More
The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality ‘tour’ of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.
American Left Ephemera Collection
The material on this Web site represents a small sample of ephemera that documents the three largest and most influential left-wing organizations in the United States in the twentieth century: Socialist Party of America (SPUSA), Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA), and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Digitized items include flyers, leaflets, pamphlets, posters, postcards, illustrations, photographs, pins, ribbons, and miscellaneous objects. It comprises a much larger collection of material accumulated by Richard J. Oestreicher, Associate Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh and recently donated to the University’s Archives Service Center. The larger collection includes a much broader range of organizations and political tendencies. Texts and images can be both browsed and searched.
Oral Histories of the Social Security Administration
The SSA started a project in 1995 to collect oral histories and make available older histories rom a wide spectrum of individuals who have participated in the making of the history of the organisation over the years. The emphasis is on the administrative history of the Social Security program and the institutional history of SSA. The project is no longer current, but the transcripts (8 from the 1960s and 70s, 22 from the late 90s) are still available, along with links to other Socia Security-related oral history projects from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Columbia University.
National Park Service e-library
Almost 4000 books, reports, articles and oral histories covering all aspects of the National Park Service since its inception in 1916.
The Reagan Files
Scans of declassified documents from the Reagan Library, some obtained via FOIA requests, some released following declassification by President Obama. Includes transcripts of summits with Gorbachev, letters to Soviet leaders, transcripts of NSC/NSPG meetings and Iran-Contra files.
The published writings of Herbert Hoover (Herbert Hoover Library)
Ebook versions of Hoover’s memoirs (3 volumes, Macmillan, 1951) and the Hoover volumes of the Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States (GPO, 1974-1977).

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