Digital Libraries by State


Alabama Department of Archives and History: ADAH preserves records and artifacts of historical value to promote a better understanding of Alabama history. Genealogists, researchers, teachers and students can find databases, newspaper clippings, and more at this site on a wide variety of topics pertaining to Alabama’s past.

Alabama Mosaic: AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama’s history, culture, places, and people. They pull various resources from Auburn University, the Birmingham Public Library and more to offer these images online.

Auburn University Digital Library: Based in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, AUDL draws on a variety of collections archives and makes them available to educators and students in Alabama and beyond. Some resources, like images and old postcards, are available online. Gain access to other materials through interlibrary loan.

Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections: These resources are focused on the local history of Birmingham and the surrounding area.

University of Alabama Digital Collections: Gain access to this institution’s digital collections including yearbooks, the Civil War diary of George S. Smith, and more – all available online. While the list shown on this page is fairly straightforward, you might want to visit the university’s special collections page for more collections such as the C.S.S. Alabama collection. Not all information on this latter page is available online, however.


Alaska’s Digital Archives: If you’re interested in Alaska history and culture, this site now includes over 10,000 items including images and text gathered from Alaska state museums, the Sitka Tribe Historical Society, the University of Alaska and more.

Alaska State Library: This link will take you to the online historical collections that focus on the Gold Rush as part of the Alaska Gold Rush centennial in 1999 by the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.

Statewide Library Electronic Doorway: Developed by the Alaska State Library and the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at The University of Alaska Fairbanks, SLED allows you to access digital formats of magazines and journals as well as photos and documents from all over the state.


Arizona Archives Online: This site contains archival materials and collections from The Heard Museum Library and Archives, Arizona State Museum, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University.

Arizona Memory Project: The AMP is an online effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions. The collections include many digital images from state archives.

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Digital Library: This link will take users to catalogues of digital images, narratives and more of the plants, animals, minerals and biotic communities of the Sonoran desert region.

Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records: View photographs through the “History and Archives” link, or view information about Arizona history through the Collections and Programs link.

Cline Library: This library is sponsored by Northern Arizona University, and it contains archival and published material that documents the history and development of the Colorado Plateau in a variety of disciplines.

University of Arizona: This site is ‘obsolete,’ but the resources listed here are still active. If you follow the link on this page to the library site, the only place to discover digital collections is in the special collections section. In all cases, you may miss the Little Cowpuncher, a rural school newspaper of Southern Arizona that is reproduced in its entirety along with other special references to online materials.


Arkansas History Commission Archives: This amazing little site contains many digitalized newspaper stories, not just at the state and local level, but also religious, professional and special interest publications. Photocopies of articles can be purchased by filling out a request form.

Arkansas State Library: The Arkansas State Library Digital Collections contains the following collections: Digital State Publications, Proclamations and Executive Orders and Legislative Audit Reports Digital Publications.

University of Arkansas Libraries Digital Collection: This collection is limited, with the major topics being the history of the Arkansas Razorbacks and archives for the Lee Wilson & Co., an important contributor to the development of agriculture, industry, and education in the Arkansas Delta.


California Digital Library: CDL provides access to scholarly materials, databases of journal article abstracts and citations, electronic journals, publishing tools, and reference databases for the University of California community. Public access is allowed to many of the resources listed at this link, including the OAC (Online Archive of California), Counting California – a “one-stop shop” for government data and statistics about California – and more.

Oviatt Library Digital Collections: This is a multimedia database filled with of historically significant documents, manuscripts, photographs and related graphic materials for several collections including the history of the San Fernando Valley. This collection is sponsored by California State University.

The California Underground Railroad: Browse by newspaper article, articles, reports and more at this site that focuses on an important but too little known struggle in the quest for freedom and equality.

USC Archival Research Center: Collections are located in various repositories throughout the University of Southern California, but they are increasingly being brought together digitally and administratively under the auspices of ARC. The research center has provided this Web site that will serve as a central access point.

USC Digital Archive: University of South California Libraries select, collect, preserve and make accessible high quality digital images of unique materials with metadata to support research, and provide a “gateway” to resources on Los Angeles and Southern California.


Colorado State University Digital Collections: You can search for specific documents or view resources such as the International Poster Collection, Colorado’s Waters Digital Archive, and more. Unfortunately, some resources are limited to the University of Colorado System and the Auraria Higher Education Campus and off-campus access may differ depending on whether you’re involved with an affiliated institution.

Colorado State Archives: Genealogists, social historians, and researchers will find databases, photographs, maps and more at this site, including D-Day radio broadcasts.

Colorado Virtual Library: A project of the Colorado State Library and Colorado libraries, this site serves as a content and services gateway for Colorado residents or for those interested in the state.

Western History and Genealogy: The Denver Public Library System offers over 120,000 images for viewing online. The works of many outstanding photographers are represented and features images of North American Indians, pioneer life, mining, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, Denver, Colorado towns, railroads and more.


Connecticut History Online: CHO currently contains about 14,000 images of photographs, drawings and prints which may be searched or browsed in a variety of ways, including by keyword, subject, creator, title and date.

Connecticut State Library Digital Collections: Find aerial photos, Works Progress Administration (WPA) Census of Old Buildings, and more in images and text.

University of Connecticut Libraries Digital Gateway: Browse the digital collections to find numerous resources for historical, biological, and directory projects including invasive plants of New England, scanned maps of Connecticut from 1676-1930, and more.


Digital Archives: This portion of Delaware’s official state site includes digitized images of many primary sources related to this state’s history. Some remarkable items include “Joseph Barker’s Negro Ledger Book, 1901-1811,” slavery papers, unusual autopsies, audio histories and more.

University of Delaware Library Digital Collections: This site provides free and open access to digital versions of selected materials held by the University of Delaware Library.


Central Florida Memory: If you want to learn about central Florida before theme parks and the space program, you’ll find what you need at this site. The archives include diaries and letters, maps, photographs and postcards, voters’ registration and funeral records.

Florida Digital Newspaper Library: Users can tap into this website to have access to more than 1,376,000 pages of all the news and history of Florida.

PALMM: Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials (PALMM) is a cooperative initiative of the public universities of Florida to provide digital access to important source materials for research and scholarship. Currently this site links to twenty-nine online digital repositories that document various aspects of Floridian history, geography, and more.

The Florida Memory Project: Featuring over 137,000 digitized photographs from the State Archives of Florida, the Florida Photographic Collection is the most complete online portrait of Florida available.

USF Libraries Digital Collections: This repository holds photographs, gravestone collections, slave narratives and more, all gathered from a physical collection owned by the University of South Florida Libraries, primarily from the Tampa Library Special Collections Department.


Digital Library of Georgia: Based at the University of Georgia, the Digital Library of Georgia connects users to 500,000 digital objects in 90 collections from 60 institutions and 100 government agencies. This resource is part of GALILEO, a resource for Georgia citizens.

Georgia State University Digital Collections: Designed for the interests of scholarly communities as well as the general public, this site houses more than 21,000 items of digital collections. Visitors should be sure to check out the Planning Atlanta collection.

Georgia’s Virtual Vault: View colonial wills, confederate pension applications, Georgia Power Photograph Collection, and more. Historical context for many of the records found in the Virtual Vault may be found in the articles of the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

The Virtual Library: Sponsored by Emory University, this list of resources includes the Lewis H. Beck Center among many other online collections and initiatives.


Hawaii Digital Library: This is a collection of publications that have been printed in Hawaii by Hagadone Printing Company, including business magazines, visitor guides, brochures on Hawaii activities, restaurants, entertainment, and much more.

Hawai’i Digital Library: There are two digital libraries on Ulukau. Ulukau itself was the first established, and it contains many materials that were written in Hawaiian, with the translation included if one is available. The second of the digital libraries is the Hawai’i Digital Library (HDL). It contains materials about Hawai’i that were written in English.

Hawaii State Archives Digital Collections: This link will take visitors to a collection which includes indexes, records, and maps.

Asia-Pacific Digital Library: Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu sponsors this site, and it offers various collections on local weather, history, and tradition.

University of Hawai’i Digital Library: These digital collections at Manoa Library include historical and cultural material in digital form. Materials include scanned material from Archives and Manuscript collections, the Asia Collection, art works from the Jean Charlot Collection, resources related to Hawai’i and Pacific culture and history and material from the Rare collection.


Digital Atlas of Idaho: From Idaho’s archaeology to its hydrology, this site covers it all in detail with maps, charts, and text.

University of Idaho Special Collections & Archives: Primary source materials in the Department of Special Collections in the University of Idaho Library include personal and organizational records and university archives, rare books, manuscripts, and historical photographs; these and other materials support research into nearly all facets of the history of Idaho and the Pacific Northwest.


Chicago Public Library Digital Collections: Explore Chicago’s sewer system or learn more about the flowering of Afro-American culture at the beginning of the twentieth century in this city. This collection has information on these topics and more.

Illinois Digital Archive: The Illinois State Library provides access to the images in these collections for educational and research purposes only. You’ll discover a broad range of primary sources for everything from Abraham Lincoln to the The McLean County Museum of History’s Native American collection.

Illinois Historical Digitization Projects: Northern Illinois University Libraries’ digitization projects introduce various topics to the general public. Be aware that their “primary sources” often contain transcribed documents, which are – in reality – secondary sources.

Northern Illinois University Digital and Special Collections: This link allows visitors to see a collection of digital projects that principally shed light on American history and culture.


Digital Media Repository: This digital repository brings all of Ball State University Libraries’ collections and activities into a single, cohesive, and accessible Web-based environment that also provides access to external digital resources.

Indiana Memory: This digital library is a collaboration of the state’s libraries, museums, archives, and related cultural organizations. Indiana Memory seeks to support and enhance education and scholarship for all Hoosiers.

Indiana State Digital Archives: Visitors to this site can search for their ancestors through indexes of state records that have taken more than 15 years to create.

Indiana University Digital Library Program: This is a collaborative effort among Indiana libraries to preserve these valuable resources and provide users with documents and images that pertain to the historical and cultural heritage of Indiana.


Iowa Digital Library: The Iowa Digital Library contains more than 75,000 digital objects—photographs, maps, sound recordings and documents—from libraries and archives at University of Iowa and their partnering institutions. New collections are being added constantly.

Iowa Heritage Digital Collections: This site is an online repository of Iowa history and culture created by bringing together in digital form documents, images, maps, finding aids, interpretive and educational materials, and other media from collections held by a wide range of organizations throughout Iowa.

Iowa State University Digital Collections: This link highlights works and collections from Iowa State University’s library, including photos, manuscripts, artifacts, books, and audiovisual formats.


Digital Collections and Projects: This is a project conducted by the University of Kansas (KU), and it includes ten digital projects that range from scholarly works from KU to historical documents and images that focus on Kansas history.

Kansas State Historical Society: Several projects to make images or transcripts of primary source documents available through the Internet are either completed or are underway at this site. For now, you can peruse items such as automobile and road pamphlets, railroad immigration pamphlets, and the Western Trails collection.

Territorial Kansas: Hundreds of personal letters, diaries, photos, and maps bring to life the settling of Kansas between 1854 and 1861.


Kentucky Digital Library: Visit these rare and unique digitized collections housed in Kentucky archives and offered online, including newspapers, maps, oral histories, images, and more.


LOUISiana Digital Library: The LOUISiana Digital Library (LDL) is an online library of over 84,000 digital materials about Louisiana’s history, culture, places, and people. These historical treasures from Louisiana’s archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories in the state are made electronically accessible to the general public.

Tulane University Digital Library: This link takes scholars, students and the public to collections in areas such as jazz, Latin American studies, and New Orleans and Louisiana history and architecture.


Maine Memory Network: The Maine Memory Network provides access to over 12,000 historical items from over 180 museums, historical societies, libraries, and other organizations from every corner of Maine.

Maine State Archives: These archives include projects such as a collection of trademarks, Civil War “Yarns,” and more.

Windows on Maine: Windows on Maine is a pilot project to develop an online service offering streaming video programs and clips, and other primary and secondary digital resources, via broadband and wireless connections. This virtual library contains includes Native American resources, the Gulf of Maine science projects, and more.

University of Maine System Libraries: The gateway to digital collections found here provides the public access to thousands of selected, digitized materials. The materials are among the special collections made available by the UMS Libraries, in collaboration with other campus units, and in partnership with other cultural institutions in Maine.


Archives of Maryland Online: This site currently provides access to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland’s government.

Descriptions of Maryland: This site contains collections from Bernard C. Steiner (1867-1926), George Alfred Townsend (1841-1914), and Winston Churchill’s 1899 novel, Richard Carvel. All texts contain descriptions of Maryland from their writings from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage: The MDCH Program provides free online access to primary source material housed in a variety of Maryland’s cultural heritage institutions, including public, school, and academic libraries; historical societies; archives; museums; and other cultural heritage institutions.

Museum Online: Sponsored by the Maryland State Archives, this site contains a list of all online projects such as the original official Maryland charter language in English (actual document). The archives contain text, maps, image files and more.


Digital Collections: Boston College Libraries offers this database to find relevant records and more to the general public.

Digital Commonwealth: The purpose of the Digital Commonwealth is to promote the creation of digital resources by libraries and other cultural organizations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to provide public access to these resources. This resource also contains links to smaller collections within the state that are sponsored by local and regional efforts by individual and collaborative libraries and museum projects.

Northeast Massachusetts Digital Library: The NMDL is a project to enhance access to an ever-growing digital collection of items located in or items related to northeast Massachusetts, defined by 54 towns within the service area of the Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System (NMRLS).


The Making of Modern Michigan: MMM is a collaborative project involving 52 Michigan libraries. It includes local history materials from communities around the state. Michigan’s unique heritage is represented through photographs, family papers, oral histories, genealogical materials, and much more.

Michigan Historical Museum: The projects on this site consist mainly of online museum exhibit tours; however, if you click on various maps to museum gallery locations, you’ll discover a deeper insight into Michigan history through topical pages that include text and images on various subjects in Michigan’s history.


Minnesota Digital Library: The MDLC coalition consists of library and museum professionals who work with cultural heritage organizations to digitize the state’s resources and collections. You’ll find more than 4,000 images in their “Minnesota Reflections” collection alone, including materials from the Hennepin County Medical Center History Museum, the Minnesota Streetcar Museum, and the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.


Mississippi Digital Library: Funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Mississippi Digital Library Program is Mississippi’s first effort to develop a lasting cooperative digital library program for the state. The project focuses on primary sources associated with the civil rights era, since the partner repositories hold rich collections on that topic.


Missouri Digital Heritage: Browse through this site to discover many online resources such as their online exhibits, a birth and death records database and more.

University of Missouri Digital Library: A repository of texts & images hosted by the University of Missouri System. You’ll find ver 20 text collections and 23 image collections, including collections from 15 libraries around the state of Missouri. Be sure to follow links on this page to visit other lists of collaborative digital collections.


Montana Historical Society: Go to “Outreach and Interpretation” to find visuals and text for teachers, “Historic Preservation” to discover information about research projects. The “Museum” tab contains information about current, online, and past exhibits, including links for more information about these projects.

Montana Memory Project: This link gives the general public free access to Montana’s culture and heritage through digital collections.

Montana State Library: Use the “Browse” feature in the left column to gain access to projects such as maps, an atlas, and Montana Memory. The latter project is a collection of digital collections and items relating to Montana’s cultural heritage. If you click the top tab, “For the Public,” you’ll find more historical resources in the left column, including archives, historical newspapers, and research databases.


Nebraska State Historical Society: This site contains online contents, information about state museums, and more. The online content contains link to outside sources as well as finding aids and transcribed materials.

Nebraska Western Trails: From pioneer wagon trails to modern recreational trails, this site covers them all through books, documents, maps, postcards, original paintings, and photographs. These artifacts were collected into a searchable database from the holdings of museums and libraries across Nebraska.


Nevada State Library and Archives: Discover Nevada’s history through archival documents, mostly transcribed, and images. The Department of Cultural Affairs within this site maintains a page that carries information about a variety of Nebraska history topics.

University Digital Conservancy: As of October 2007, The University of Nevada at Reno (UNR) maintains 21 collections in their digital conservancy, 17 of which are public. Most of these projects contain text and image collections pertaining to Nevada history.

New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire Digital Collections: These digital collections include categories such as the Civil War, local history and genealogy, music and dance, and science and technology.

University of New Hampshire Internet Archive: Browse these collections by history, music and dance, maps, literature and poetry, and images. Materials for inclusion in the Digital Collections Initiative are drawn from all state library collections, especially government documents and special collections.

New Jersey

New Jersey State Archives: The state’s official research center for public record of enduring historical value, New Jersey Department of State’s Archive is a treasure trove for genealogists and historians.

New Mexico

DSpaceUNM: This site is a digital archive for The University of New Mexico’s research and creative works. It’s an open access tool for collecting, disseminating, and preserving the intellectual output of the UNM community.

New Mexico’s Digital Collections: University Libraries hosts Digital Collections from the University of New Mexico and from other New Mexico cultural heritage institutions. These collections contain documents, photographs, maps, posters, art and music, and topics include New Mexico history, water and land issues and Latin American art and politics.

New Mexico Digital History Project: This site was constructed with the backing of the Office of the State Historian to foster and facilitate an appreciation and understanding of New Mexico history and culture through education, research, preservation, and community outreach. View by HTML or by Flash.

Online Archive of New Mexico: OANM collections can also be browsed Rocky Mountain Online Archive (RMOA), OANM maintains previous records at this site. The new OANM site collections can be browsed through the RMOA site, which is also located in this state.

New York

Digital Metro New York: A collaborative effort to support digitization projects involving significant collections held by METRO member libraries in New York City and Westchester County. Scroll down the page to find the list of collections, which range from Brooklyn Democratic Party and WWII scrapbooks to fashion design history databases and more.

Hamilton College Digital Collections: This site provides access to thousands of pages of unique and rare materials held by the Hamilton College Library. Choose from the Civil War collection, the Shaker collection, or the illustrations gallery, which displays a selection of images and illustrations found on documents in the previous two collections.

Hudson River Valley Heritage: This site contains collections from New York’s state libraries, colleges, historical societies and more. You’ll discover images, texts, maps and other documents that chronicle New York’s Hudson River Valley’s history.

New York Public Library Digital Projects: This site houses a large number of various digital collections, everything from the African American Migration Experience to The Life of Charles Dickens.

New York State Documents: For many recent State documents, the catalog record contains a link to an electronic version of the document. Many of these online publications are scanned documents, which were created by the library and made available online as PDF (portable document format) files.

State University History Archives: The Department of History at the University at Albany is one of the pioneers in wedding historical scholarship and teaching with digital technologies. Current projects are listed in the left column, with information about the collections shown on this page as you scroll down.

Syracuse University Digital Library: The Syracuse University Library Digital Collections site provides digital collections from Syracuse University Library (SUL), including the Special Collections Research Center and others that have participated in collaborative projects with SUL.

USMA Digital Collections: At the United States Military Academy Library’s Digital Collections you can gain access to Alexander Hamilton’s papers, to Civil War maps, to class yearbooks, and more from this West Point academy.

North Carolina

Eastern North Carolina Digital Library: Formerly known as the North Carolina History & Fiction Digital Library, the new Eastern North Carolina Digital Library contains 399 fiction and non-fiction volumes, 150+ museum artifacts, maps and educational material pertaining to the history of the 41 counties in Eastern North Carolina. This project brings together local history materials and historical fiction related to these localities, in addition to museum artifacts that highlight Eastern North Carolina’s rich past.

Echo: This collaborative effort to share North Carolina’s heritage is statewide, and contains materials that range from historical advertising to images and documents that pertain to both World Wars.

North Carolina’s Digital Heritage: Housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online.

North Carolina State Archives: This link will take you to the online projects, which include news and press releases, postal history, WWI documents and more.

North Dakota

Frontier Scout: The first newspaper known to have been published in northern Dakota Territory was the Frontier Scout issued at Fort Union on July 7, 1864, Robert Winegar & Ira F.Goodwin, publishers, Company I, 30th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Proprietors. The North Dakota State Historical Society has scanned all known issues and made them available online.

Institute for Regional Studies and University Archives: The Institute for Regional Studies and the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Archives support the research needs of the undergraduate, graduate students, faculty and other scholars at North Dakota State University and beyond. You’ll discover historical exhibits, manuscript collections, and a huge photography collection among other resources.


Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Digital Library: This digital offering includes found in the library’s history collection held by the Special Collections Division and an exhibit that showcases a selection of materials from the Frank E. Lawrence Collection housed at the Tallmadge Branch Library. The latter collection consists of historical materials about the community of Tallmadge, from its beginnings as an early town of the Connecticut Western Reserve to current information.

Cleveland Digital Library: This site holds a digital collection of texts, maps, and images, as well as access tools for digital and non-digital works, all concerning the history of greater Cleveland and the Western Reserve region of northeastern Ohio. Supported and maintained by special collections in the Cleveland State University Library.

Cleveland Memory Project: This is a separate project from the one listed previously, and it showcases the special collections in the Cleveland State University Library.

Digital Shoebox Collections: Search for images and texts that relate to the history of southeastern Ohio.

Greater Cincinnati Memory Project: The Greater Cincinnati Memory Project is currently in the second phase of development, now building on an archive already filled with over 5,884 images that detail the Greater Cincinnati area’s past.

Ohio Historical Society: This site includes Ohio Memory, which is billed as the “online scrapbook of Ohio history.” The memory site alone carries over 26,000 primary sources collected from 300 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums. Other resources that you can tap through this site include the Ohio Online Death Index and more, all listed on the State Archives resource page as well as on the home page.

OhioPix: These images are selections from the Ohio Historical Society’s collection. The site currently holds fifteen galleries on topics that range from street scenes to historical fashion to famous Ohioans.

State Library of Ohio Digital and Special Collections: This link takes users to a collection of numerous resources, including sources for genealogy and digital content, and ebooks.


Electronic Publishing Center: Users will find a limited but useful collection at this Oklahoma State University (OSU) library site. They seek to expand this collection, which will remain faithful to collections focused on OSU or to the State of Oklahoma.

Sooner Stories: Sooner Stories has been discontinued, but the Oklahoma Department of Libraries has maintained this site’s resources. This site will direct you to the current edition entitled, Oklahoma Crossroads. This latter site consists of selected digital collections of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries spanning more than 100 years of rich, vibrant history, including documents, photographs, newspapers, reports, pamphlets, posters, maps, and an author database ranging in date from the late 1800s to present.


Oregon Historic Photograph Collections: Photographs of Oregon, all digitized and searchable online, with special focus on the City of Salem and other Willamette Valley communities.

Oregon State Archives: This archive offers exhibits that include information about crafting the Oregon constitution, Oregon in the 1940s, and more.


Access Pennsylvania: This list brings collections from all over the state of Pennsylvania to public access, including State Library of Pennsylvania collections, Wissahickon Valley Public Library collections and more.

DEILA: The Dickinson Electronic Initiative in the Liberal Arts provides a “home” for existing and developing digital scholarly projects at Dickinson College. Projects include the annals of Dickinson College, the James Buchanan Resource Center, and the Patagonia Mosaic. The Three Mile Island project has been disabled as of this writing.

Historic Pittsburgh: This site contains a comprehensive collection of local resources that supports personal and scholarly research of the western Pennsylvania area. Browse collections categorized by images, text, maps, and more.

Pennsylvania Digital Library: This statewide repository houses resources created by Pennsylvania’s libraries, museums, schools, and other cultural heritage organizations.

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission: The PHMC is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and through the Pennsylvania History portal, users can search people, places, events, and other things.

Pennsylvania State Archives: The Archives Records Information Access System (ARIAS) is designed to facilitate citizen access to archival records created by all branches and levels of Pennsylvania State Government. They carry digitized images of veteran information for several wars, a Pennsylvania National Guard Veteran’s Card File, and Militia Officers’ Index Cards for various years.

South Carolina

University Libraries Digital Collections: Users are able to search through photos and images, manuscripts, maps and more.

South Carolina Memory: This site brings together collections from various statewide institutions and provides both introductions and links to these various sites. This site is still under constructions, but they already have accumulated numerous resources in topics that range from “people” to “religion.”

South Dakota

Digital Library of South Dakota: This collaboration effort includes a wide variety of unique collections in audio, visual, and textual resources. Search everything from the South Dakota National Guard to the Civil War.

South Dakota Historical Society: The online exhibits include archives in the SDHS museum and materials from state archives.


Tennessee State Library and Archives: Users can search through numerous digital collections, including the photograph and image search and the Tennessee Virtual Archive, which include collections about the Tennessee School for the Deaf and the Civil War.

Volunteer Voices: Volunteer Voices is a statewide digitization program that provides online access to sources that document Tennessee’s rich history and culture. This program involves the collaborative efforts of Tennessee archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and schools.


East Texas Digital Archives and Collections: Maintained by the East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University, this collection of digital archives includes photographs, documents, maps, and books, and other archival materials associated with the East Texas region.

Portal to Texas History: The Portal to Texas History offers students and lifelong learners a digital gateway to the rich collections held in Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and private collections. The site embraces all geographic areas of Texas and covers prehistory through the twentieth century, and includes digital reproductions of photographs, maps, letters, documents, books, artifacts, and more.

Texas Heritage Online: Texas Heritage Online provides unified online access to Texas’ historical documents and images for use by teachers, students, historians, genealogists, and other researchers. This project is still under development, with new materials being added constantly.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: This site houses several hidden treasures. Two exhibits, Texas Treasures and The McArdle Notebooks are worth a look for anyone interested in this state’s history.


J. Willard Marriott Library: The University of Utah offers high-resolution digital facsimiles of selected collections that range from the arts to sports and recreation. You’ll also find more than 600,000 pages of digitized Utah historical newspapers at this site.

Utah Digital Newspapers: The Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Library Services and Technology Act fund this archive, and it’s constantly being updated with new papers and with expanded time periods.

Utah State Archives Digital Collections: You can search through time capsule records for 2000-2001, news clippings from 1993-2003, and more at this site.


Center for Digital Initiatives: Visitors to the University of Vermont Libraries Center for Digital Initiatives can browse through numerous unique digital collections.

Landscape Change Program: The Landscape Change Program at the University of Vermont is a virtual collection of hundreds of images that document 200 years of Vermont’s changing face. All images are online and free to the public.

Middlebury College Digital Collections: Browse or read about the digital collections at this Vermont college, which include a growing collection of digitized rare books and manuscripts, images, video and audio of lectures, and more than 200 historic images.

Vermont Historical Society: This link will take you to online exhibits that chronicle various topics in Vermont’s history.

Vermont in the Civil War: This independent Web site is a great resource, as it includes a transcription of George G. Benedict’s book, “Vermont in the Civil War” as well as genealogical resources.

Vermont State Archives: Gain access to historical photographs and databases at this official site.


The Library of Virginia Digital Library: This library is slowing expanding its digital collections, and their land records and WPA artifacts represent superb resources for historians and genealogists. Don’t miss the exhibitions, which include topics about the coal mine, women in Virginia, and maps, images, and textual materials.

The Virginia Center for Digital History: The University of Virginia provides several online projects through this site, including Virtual Jamestown, the Dolly Madison Project, and The Valley of the Shadow.

VCU Online Exhibits: The online exhibits at this Virginia Commonwealth University site focus mainly on Virginia history and architecture.

Virginia Memory: Part of the Library of Virginia, the Virginia Memory regularly adds new digital collections. Be sure not to miss the featured collection, which also changes periodically.


King County Snapshots: This collaborative effort offers 12,000 historical images carefully chosen from thirteen organizations’ collections. These cataloged 19th and 20th century images portray people, places, and events in the county’s urban, suburban, and rural communities that surround Seattle.

Washington State Digital Archives: The home page offers a search box, but the collections link will reveal the projects undertaken by this state’s digitization program. You can search through materials such as birth records, photographs, physicians’ records and more, and many of these records contain individual images which can be viewed on this website.

Washington State Digital Collections: This is another collaborative collection that gathers archival materials from statewide public libraries, university holdings, and museums that chronicle this state’s history.

West Virginia

West Virginia History Online: The digital collections in this archive are primary sources that have been digitized and organized by collection and database. The photographs contains the most comprehensive collection of historic images pertaining to West Virginia in existence, and the Child Ballads of West Virginia are performed on audio files by Patrick Ward Gainer (1904-1981). This latter collection is a selection of British folksongs cataloged in Francis James Child’s The English and Scottish Popular Ballads as discovered in Appalachia.

West Virginia Memory Project: This collection includes searchable databases, photographs, and documents. Some of the topics don’t contain explanatory notes, so searching the databases might prove frustrating unless you know exactly what you need. This project is part of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History site, where you can find more online materials.


The State of Wisconsin Collection: The State of Wisconsin Collection brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary materials: writings about the State of Wisconsin and unique or valuable materials that relate to its history and ongoing development. Books, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, maps and other resources deemed important to the study and teaching of the State of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Electronic Reader: This site offers transcribed stories, essays, letters and poems that are illustrated and that focus on Wisconsin history from 1835 to 1949.

Wisconsin Heritage Online: WHO is an expanding digital collection, featuring documentary sources and material culture from Wisconsin libraries, archives, and museums.

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections: Resources within the UWDCC collections are free and publicly accessible online. They are loosely organized into collections that span a range of subjects including art, ecology, literature, history, music, natural resources, science, social sciences, the State of Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin. Digital resources include text-based materials such as books, journal series, and manuscript collections; photographic images; slides; maps; prints; posters; audio; and video.

Wisconsin Historical Society: The online exhibits at this site include items as “Pottery by Frackelton,” “Advertising posters from the McCormick- International Harvester Collection,” and more. This information-rich site also contains genealogical materials, information about historic buildings, and historical images.


University of Wyoming Digital Initiative: This Web site showcases the online multimedia collections built by the University of Wyoming’s digital initiative. Browse through general collections and wildlife, geography, and living sections.

Wyoming State Archives: Wyoming research had been made easy through this site, as it offers online collections of historical documents, historical trails, and genealogical materials. Some collections are merely described or inventoried and not offered online.