Duke digital repository

Ad*Access from Duke University Libraries' digital repository contains over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five product categories - Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda - dated between 1911 and 1955.

american archive of public broadcasting

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting provides historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America to both watch and listen.

american archive of public broadcasting

C-SPAN Video Library has more than 246,000 hours of programming (just about everything that has ever aired on C-SPAN). Historical content, debates, speeches, rallies and more!

chronicling america

Chronicling America is a vast free database from the Library of Congress that contains archived U.S. newspapers.

digital sanborn maps

Digital Sanborn Maps contains detailed property and land-use records depicting the architecture of Texas towns and cities throughout the past hundred years. This is a TexShare database. See a librarian for login information.

europeana collections

Europeana has over 58,000,000 artworks, artefacts, books, films, and music to explore, all from European museums, galleries, libraries and archives.

internet archive

The Internet Archive is a nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books.


The National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian contains over 1,300 collections documenting the history of technology and American culture.

pen america archive

Pen America Archive is an online archive with more than 1,500 hours of audio and video going as far back as 1966. These recordings of meetings, debates, and panel discussions offer a wealth of literary and cultural discourse.


Smithsonian Open Access holds over 3 million 2D and 3D digital items across all 19 of the Smithsonian's museums, their research centers, and other institutions. All of these resources are free to download, share, and reuse!

texas reference center

Texas Reference Center contains articles on Texas history, ethnic and cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business, sports and leisure activities, and biographies of famous historical and contemporary Texans. This is a TexShare database. See a librarian for login information.