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    Unseen. Unforgotten. Discovery in news archives leads to publication of unseen images of civil rights movement in Birmingham. Dozens of never before released photos from the civil rights era that have recently come to light.

    American Rhetoric - Index to and growing database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.

    About - Museums - The most interesting museums in the world - Connecting the dots.
    The top-level domain, .museum ("dot-museum"), was created by and for the global museum community. It enables museums, museums associations and museum professionals to register .museum Web site and e-mail addresses. This, in turn, makes it easy for users to recognize genuine museum activity on the Internet.

    Authentic History - The Authentic History Center is comprised of images of artifacts and historic sounds from American popular culture. It is intended to be an educational tool to teach students of history that the everyday objects in their lives often have genuine (authentic) historical value, and can sometimes reflect the social consciousness of the era in which they were produced.

    African American Historical Figures - This site includes an interactive quiz to sharpen our knowledge of African American history and a number of resources to assist with the quiz.

    Chicago's Field Museum - The Field Museum was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. These objects form the core of the Museum's collections which have grown through world-wide expeditions, exchange, purchase, and gifts to more than twenty million specimens. The collections form the foundation of the Museum's exhibition, research and education programs, which are further informed by a world-class natural history library of more than 250,000 volumes.

    Texas Legislature Online - Live broadcasts of the House and Senate Chambers, Texas statutes and the Texas Constitution, Administrative Code and more.

    Congress - Identify and contact elected leaders in Congress, the White House, and state legislatures, post letters online in Letters to Leaders and read what other Americans are saying to elected officials, have your representative's votes sent to you weekly via e-mail, and create and post Soapbox action alerts to enlist others on your issue.


    Congress for Kids - Learning about the federal government doesn't have to be boring. Congress for Kids gives you access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you. Although designed for students in grades fourth through high school, other students, teachers, parents, and interested citizens will find helpful, engaging activities, too.

    The Cowgirl Museum - The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and documents the lives of women who have distinguished themselves while exemplifying the pioneer spirit of the American West.

    Cultural Resources from the National Park Service - Do you want to LEARN more about America's cultural resources? And LEARN about everything the NPS is doing to protect them for future generations? Here are their key products, which may take the form of a distance learning program, a directory, a database, a case study, a lesson plan, a teacher's handbook, an illustrated guideline, or various other formats.

    The U.S. Civil War Center - The Center publishes the Civil War Book Review online and promotes use of research materials at LSU and elsewhere to further study of the Civil War. The Center is not a museum or library, but facilitates preservation of Civil War documents and artifacts by putting potential donors in touch with libraries, archives, and museums dedicated to preserving America’s cultural heritage.

    Digital History - University of Houston Historical Database - Outstanding resources - Uses new technology to enhance teaching and research. Our teaching resources are designed to help instructors at all levels bring the past to life and to help students understand that knowledge of the past is our best guide in making decisions that will determine our future.

    World War II Propaganda Posters - Contains the most significant collection in the world of WWII posters; guns, tanks, and bombs were the principal weapons of World War II, but there were other, more subtle forms of warfare as well. Words, posters, and films waged a constant battle for the hearts and minds of the American citizenry just as surely as military weapons engaged the enemy.

    A Journey Back to Ellis Island - Ellis Island is a symbol of America’s immigrant heritage. From 1892 to 1954, this immigrant depot processed the greatest tide of incoming humanity in the nation’s history. Nearly twelve million landed here in their search of freedom of speech andreligion, and for economic opportunity. Under management of the National Park Service, the monument has been preserved for generations to come.

    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - The Institute maintains this website to serve as a portal for American history on the Web; to offer high-quality educational material for teachers, students, historians, and the public; and to provide up-to-the-minute information about the Institute's programs and activities.

    Historical Text Archive - The HTA publishes high quality articles, books, essays, documents, historical photos, and links, screened for content, for a broad range of historical subjects. This site is dynamic with regular additions to its contents and its link collection.

    Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History. This incredible site allows one to take a virtual tour of selected objects from the vast collection of the National Museum of American History.

    Humanities Interactive - A treasure trove of primary sources and activities for Texas History and more.

    Hyper History - Presents 3000 years of world history with a combination of colorful graphics, lifelines, timelines, and maps.

    Texas House of Representatives for Kids - Designed specifically for Texas students in grades first through eighth.


    Kids Net - KIDSNET helps children, families and educators intelligently access the educational opportunities available from television, radio and multimedia sources. KIDSNET does this by encouraging media literacy in children and a commitment to educational excellence in broadcasters.


    U.S. Founding Documents from Emory University - The U.S. Constitution, Federalist Papers, and more.


    United States Library of Congress - The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 58 million manuscripts.

    The LBJ Presidential Library - The Mission of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is to preserve and protect the historical materials in the collections of the Johnson Library and make them readily accessible; to increase public awareness of the American experience through relevant exhibitions and educational programs; and to advance the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum's standing as a center for intellectual activity and community leadership while meeting the challenges of a changing world. Includes online resources and sound recordings of taped telephone conversations.

    Lone Star Junction - An online resource about Texas and its early history, is provided by and about Texas and Texans. You will find photographs of the Texas landscape, popular songs of Texas and the West, a searchable database of over 10,000 "Texians" that lived during the time of the Republic of Texas, full-text on-line editions of rare and classic books about Texas, and much more.

    American Memory - the online resource compiled by the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program. The program provides a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and cultural developments of the United States.

    National Archives and Records Administration - The NARA mission is to ensure ready access to essential evidence. This site includes an Online Exhibit Hall, the Digital Classroom, and Events.

    National Park Service - Here you'll find curriculum, fun and games, a guide to park Junior Ranger programs and a host of other fun and educational media created by the National Park Service and our partners, including fantastic lesson plans.

    Native Web - NativeWeb is one of the oldest and most respected Internet sites for information about Indigenous Peoples around the world. The edited database contains thousands of resources in dozens of categories, searchable by nation, geographic locale and thematic content. NativeWeb provides an automated news digest, an announcement service, an events calendar, and a catalog of books and other media.


    National Archives - To help us think, talk and teach about the rights and responsibilities of citizens in our democracy, NARA invites you to explore 100 milestone documents of American history. These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to "form a more perfect union."


    President Abraham Lincoln - Letters, quotes, speeches. Just who is America's sixteenth President, anyway? The intent is to reflect Abraham Lincoln in his historical context, rather than retrofit him to contemporary expectations. As author David Mearns said of Lincoln, "If he belongs to the ages it is because he belonged to his own age, his own fellows, his own environment ... if we would honor him, recognise and understand him we must return to his [age]."


    Smithsonian Institution - The Smithsonian Institution Archives is the institutional memory of a unique American cultural resource and a steward of the national collections.

    Slavery in America - This site was originally created in support of the PBS series SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA, produced by Thirteen/WNET New York and sponsored by New York Life Insurance Company. The site includes: primary source documents, images, narratives and biographies, and teacher resources.

    Social Studies for Kids - History, geography, economics, government, cultures, for students, teachers, and parents


    Institute of Texan Cultures - UTSA - The Institute fulfills its mandate as the state's center for multicultural education by investigating the ethnic and cultural history of the state and presenting the resulting information in a variety of ways: publications, audiovisuals, traveling exhibits, educational resource kits, and other specialized teaching tools; a library focusing on ethnic and cultural history; a historical photo collection of over three million images; an outreach program to schools and other groups; exhibits, programs, and events, including the annual Texas Folklife Festival; and teacher training workshops.


    State of Texas Home Page - is intended to serve as the official compilation of Texas government electronic resources, both at the state and local levels, and as an index of Texas governmental or taxing authority web sites and services. The site is organized by subject to provide a collection of links and portals designed to allow citizens, visitors, businesses, state government, and others to quickly and efficiently locate appropriate resources.


    Texas Historical Commission - The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. THC staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas' architectural, archeological and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs.

    The Southern Poverty Law Center - Through its online well of resources and ideas, its expanding collection of print materials, its burgeoning outreach efforts, and its downloadable public service announcements, Tolerance.org promotes and supports anti-bias activism in every venue of life.

    United Nations - The interactive database, InfoNation, is accessed by thousands of users monthly who pull up accurate official and up-to-date information and statistics regarding the countries of the world.

    The Holocaust Museum - The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.


    All about the Victorian Era - An online resource for information and primary source documents from the Victorian Era.

    Vote Smart - Provides current, non-partisan candidate and federal elections information.

    The White House - Your guide to the Presidency and current administration; including, speeches, issues, the First Lady, the President, and news for kids.

    Utopia - University of Texas site for primary source documents, photographs, and educational resources. A digital gateway that’s available to anyone, anywhere, at absolutely no cost, UTOPIA offers a bounty of information for students, families, educators and lifelong learners alike. Curious minds can explore everything from photograph collections to animated games to scholastic articles to video features to virtual museum exhibits—and much, much more. K-12 educators can also take advantage of an extensive collection of lesson plans for all subject areas and grade levels, as well as a variety of professional development resources


    Williamson County Historical Museum - The Williamson County Historical Museum (WCHM) is a non-profit corporation established to collect, preserve, and exhibit documents and material objects relating to the history of Williamson County; to offer educational programs to students and the general public relating to Williamson County history; to guide the renovation and oversee the preservation of the Old Farmers State Bank Building, maintaining it as an historical museum open to the public; to generate through contributions, gifts, and special functions the funds necessary to support renovations, collections, exhibits, and programs.