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Divan-I Hafiz, Iran, 1539, Walters Art Museum
An online exhibit of Islamic manuscripts – both devotional and non-religious – dating from the 9th through the 19th century...
Philco radio

Pop Up Archive makes sound searchable using cutting edge speech-to-text technology.

Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century
Explore the lives and administrations of twelve Presidents of the United States.
Albrecht Dürer woodcut, “Rhinoceros”

Learn how Renaissance artists contributed to 16th century scientific investigations with this online exhibit of woodcut...

A speakeasy

Speakeasies, bootleggers, flappers, bathtub gin, and organized crime. Explore the roots of the Eighteenth Amendment, and its...

Rock Island locomotive 627, photograph by William Edward Hook

Trace the growth of railroads, telegraphs, and steam ships from 1850 to 1900 and the dynamic social change they brought to...

Emancipation, print by Thomas Nast, c.1865
View census data revealing the state-by-state impact of the Civil War and peruse primary documents that show the varied roles...
Robert E. Lee, full-length portrait, lithograph

Robert E. Lee’s military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy during the...

Edwin Booth as Hamlet

Explore Shakespeare’s many ties to America, from The Tempest's possible reference to a storm off the...

Hamlet, 1605 copy

Brush up your Shakespeare with this digital collection of reproductions and transcriptions of pre-1642 quarto editions of...

Shakespeare Uncovered: photo of Jeremy Irons

Uncovering the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Portraits of Daniel Shays and Job Shattuck, leaders of the "Regulators," 1787

How an uprising led by a veteran of the American Revolutionary War led to the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and a...