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California 49er panning for gold
The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848 transformed California and America, sparking massive migration, breakneck...
Henry "Hank" Greenberg of the Detroit Tigers, 1934 baseball card

Explore 350 years of Jewish American history and share your own family’s stories and traditions online.

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

Follow Lewis and Clark’s journey through the uncharted Northwest with this NEH-funded online edition of their...

cover for "After the War Is Over" sheet music from 1917

Take a whistle-stop tour through American music history with this collection of over 29,000 pieces of American popular music...

Cosmopolitan, vol. 51, no. 1

Flip through the rise of Modernism with this digitized collection of magazines and journals published from 1890-1922.

Mary Mallon, "Typhoid Mary," The New York American, 1909

Mary Mallon, a.k.a. “Typhoid Mary,” was quarantined for life as a public health menace, though she was herself...

Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders, facing front

Trace Lincoln’s development from a country lawyer to the president who would lead the country through the Civil War...

Benjamin Frankin, portrait by Joseph Siffred Duplessis

Polymath, inventor, diplomat, printer, postmaster, and statesman, Founding Father Benjamin Franklin left a fascinating...

Jefferson Davis
Best known as the president of the Confederacy during the Civil War, Jefferson Davis was also a Mexican War hero, served in the...
Martin Luther King Jr, 1964

Dr. King’s most significant speeches, sermons, correspondence, public statements, published and unpublished writings...

The Papers of the War Department, 1784 to 1800
Peruse US War Department records from 1784-1800 that were destroyed in a 1800 fire, now reassembled online.
The Parkman Murder
In November 1849, Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston’s richest citizens, suddenly went missing. Can you unravel the mystery of...