Library of Congress & WBGH Boston project to digitally preserve the most important public radio & TV broadcasts since the 1940s
Gateway to digitised American historical materials from the Library of Congress. Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections. The original formats include manuscripts, prints, photographs, posters, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, books, pamphlets, and sheet music. Collections may be browsed & searched individually, or searched across multiple collections.
Cooperative effort that ultimately aims to become the national digital library
Excellent digitised resources primarily from the holdings of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, materials include books, posters, diaries, letters, artifacts, oral histories, songs.
Vast and growing array of resources covering all areas and periods
Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through to reconstruction.
Diverse & extensive range of resources online
Houses the collections of the American Missionary Association (AMA). Includes some digital collections of documents & photographs, most relating to the fight against slavery, the civil rights movement, and AMA schools
Maintained by the Library of Congress with extensive video interviews with key figures
Uses data from the 2000 census and updates from the American Community Survey. Detail down to zip code level
Founded in 1909, the oldest & largest civil rights organisation
Includes major annual (2002-) National Survey of Latinos
Major civil rights organisation
SOCIETY. PUBLIC POLICY. ORGANISATIONS
Important free market oriented institute. Some publications are freely available as full text documents
Respected nonpartisan centre carries out opinion polls and other data driven research to analyse issues and trends shaping America across these broad themes: US politics, media, social trends, religion, internet & technology, science, Hispanics. Useful source of reports & data
Free access to an online repository of public policy research from over 200 (mainly US) think tanks &research centres. Most items are offered in full text and date from 2007/8 onwards.
Free access to more than 25 000 publications from over 300 free market policy institutes in the USA, from the mid-1990s onwards. Maintained by the Heartland Institute
The RAND Corporation is an important non-profit institution that aims to improve policy and decision-making through analysis of the challenges facing the US and the world. These challenges include such issues as education, poverty, crime, and the environment, as well as national security. Many of its publications are available online.
Free access to reports and data focusing on issues particularly relevant to metropolitan areas in the US