Department Information

Randi Storch, Department Chair
Old Main, Room 212-B
Phone: 607-753-2723
Fax: 607-753-5598
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North America

A “Daring Experiment”: Harvard and Business Education for Women, 1937-1970

This online resource features a wide array of historic documents, photographs, publications and oral history interviews from both the Radcliffe College Archives and the Harvard Business School Archives.

Allison Williamson Civil War Diary

This website contains the journal of Alice Williamson, a 16-year-old schoolgirl from Gallatin, Tennessee. Entries from February to September 1864 chronicle the occupation of this region by Union forces. Civil War-specific vocabulary or names may be clicked on, allowing the reader to go to a webpage giving a more detailed explanation of the word/name.

American Civil War Collection at the Electronics Text Center

This website contains letters, diaries, and newspapers from the American Civil War.

American Radicalism

The Radicalism Collection includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, posters, and ephemera covering a wide range of viewpoints on political, social, economic, and cultural issues and movements in the United States and throughout the world. Topics include: American Indian Movement, Asian America, Birth Control, Black Panthers, Hollywood Ten, I. W. W., Ku Klux Klan, The Rosenberg Case, Sacco-Vanzetti, Scottsboro Boys, Students for a Democratic Society, The Masses, Wounded Knee.

Cartoons of Thomas Nast

This website offers a wide variety of political cartoons by Thomas Nast. The site contains primary source cartoons from Thomas Nast which deal with historical events and topics such as the Civil War, politics, race, suffrage and much more. The site also gives a brief description of each cartoon and the historical contexts in which they were created.

Digital History

This website, in addition to offering many useful tools for teachers, provides primary source documents from U.S. history. The documents are organized by time period and theme.

Dr. Seuss Went to War

This website is solely dedicated to the political cartoons designed by Dr. Seuss. The cartoons explore significant historical events that occurred between the years 1941 and 1943. The majority of the cartoons focus on World War II, but other topics include communism and the United Nations.

Foreign Relations of the United States

The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication. The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Printing Office.

FRUS begins with the administration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861. There are two cumulative indexes covering 1861-1899 and 1900-1918. The organization of FRUS is generally chronological, but the dates of the volumes do not necessarily reflect the dates of documentary history. For example, the volumes for 1900-1918 do not include the records dealing with World War I or the Russian Revolution. Each volume has a subject and author index. There is also typically a table of sources and abbreviations at the beginning of each volume.

Freedman and Southern History Project

The University of Maryland provides samples of some of the documents found in the sourcebook, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation. These documents pertain to the history of race and labor during the Civil War and after emancipation.

Harper's Weekly

This site contains political cartoons and other content from Harper's Weekly magazine, an especially useful primary source for nineteenth-century American history.