Federal History information, including links to congressional history, judicial history, regulatory history, army history, demographic history, international history, historical documents, historical research guides, and more.
Governmental Internet Resources
- Army Center of Military History
- The Center of Military History (CMH) is responsible for the
appropriate use of history throughout the U.S. Army. Traditionally, this
mission meant that the Center recorded the official history of the Army in
both peace and war, while advising the Army Staff on relevant historical
matters. This site also provides access to Historical research
books, artwork and images, Lineage and Honors, How to Guides,
CMH publications, Medals of Honor recipients, Army museums etc.
- Core Documents of U.S. Democracy
- Includes important historical, congressional, presidential, judicial, regulatory, demographic, and economic material.
- Library of Congress American Memory Project
- Is a project that is preserving historical
documents in digital form. It includes some of the following collections:
Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention Documents, Papers of
Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, Presidential
inaugurations, Portraits of the First Ladies, and early U.S. Congress
- NARA's Access to Archival Databases (AAD) System
- Gives you online access to a selection of nearly 50 million historic electronic
records created by more than 20 federal agencies on a wide range of topics, the ability to search
for records with the specific information that you seek, and important contextual information to
help you understand the records better.
- NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL)
- Is the working prototype for a future online catalog of
holdings in Washington, DC, the regional records services facilities, and
the Presidential libraries. Until a full catalog is developed, NAIL will
continue to serve as the NARA's on-line information system. NAIL contains
information about a wide variety of NARA's holdings across the country.
Although NAIL contains more than 3,000 microfilm publications
descriptions, 607,000 archival holdings descriptions, and 124,000 digital
copies, it represents only a limited portion of NARA's vast holdings.
- NARA NAIL Search for Microfilm Publications
- This basic search form allows you to search for microfilm
publications descriptions via keywords, microfilm IDs, record group
number, and/or NARA Viewing Location. Each description indicates all NARA
locations which have copies of a microfilm publication in part or in full.
- State Dept. Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room
- This homepage provides access to unique historical
records of international significance which have been made available to the public
under the Freedom of Information Act or as a special collection.
- World War II Posters
- The Government Publications Department at
Northwestern University Library has a comprehensive collection of over 300
posters issued by U.S. Federal agencies from the onset of war through 1945.
Nongovernmental Internet Resources
- Avalon Project at Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History & Diplomacy
- This amazing site has a vast amount of digitized historical
information including: The American Constitution - A Documentary Record,
American Diplomacy : Bilateral Treaties 1778 - 1999, American Diplomacy :
Multilateral Treaties 1864 - 1999, Annual Messages of the Presidents, The
Barbary Treaties 1816-1836, The Federalist papers, Foreign Relations of
the United States, The Jefferson Papers, League of Nations, Native
Americans : Documents 1789 - 1887, Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, Papers
Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, Presidential
Papers, Treaties Between The United States and Native Americans, United
Nations - Documents, United States Statutes, United States Statutes
concerning Native Americans, World War II - Documents; 1940-1945 and much more.
- Documents in Military History
- Provides access to the following military information:
Ancient and Medieval History, Early Modern History, The French Revolution,
the Nineteeth Century and Naval Warfare.
- Historical Documents & Treaties
- Via the University of Michigan provides the best comprehensive links to most Federal Document Related digitization projects.
- Presidential Libraries (NARA)
- Links you to all of the Presidential libraries.
- Via the University of Michigan Handout Exchange