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History Links

Library of Congress- http://www.loc.gov
Contains a variety of primary source materials including historical documents, maps movies, recordings, and photographs arranged in the three categories of 1- Memory (History), 2- Reason (Philosophy) and 3- Imagination (Fine Arts).
American Memory Collection http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amhome.html
Research American History, sociology, and culture by browsing or searching primary sources including Congressional documents, presidential papers, American Life Histories, play scripts, early motion pictures, sound recordings, maps, and photographs.
Social Studies Resource List
How to Read a 200 Year Old Document
National Archives (NARA) http://www.nara.gov
This site complements the American Memory site with documents and artwork.
CIA http://www.foia.ucia.gov
FBI http://www.fbi.gov
Because of the Freedom of Information Act, the most requested documents from the CIA and FBI are posted on these web sites as well as links to other web sites.
Avalon Project- Yale Law School http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm
A collection of sources on law, history, politics and government. This is broken down into pre-18th century, 18th century, 19th century and 20th century.
AMDOCS- Carrie Electronic Library http://www.cc.ukans.edu/carrie/docs_main.html
Useful for studying American History documents with links to other sites.
This site has copies of classic texts from US History (The Federalist Papers, Letters from an American Farmer, Notes on the State of Virginia, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl) as well as glossaries, time lines, and study aides.
Douglass Archives of American Public Address http://douglass.speech.nwu.edu
A collection of speeches by America's greatest speakers and including related documents. This site may be searched chronologically, by speaker, title, or event.
American History: The Magazine of the American Experience
Mayflower Web Pages
Archiving Early America
From Revolution to Reconstruction
Liberty! The American Revolution
Colonial Williamsburg
Lewis and Clark Archive
The History Net- Vietnam
U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Art
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Letters, Oral History, and Interviews

The One-Minute Guide to Conducting an Oral History
Letters Home from a Soldier in the US Civil War
There Really is a War (Vietnam letters)
Civil War Letters of J.C. Cohen
Images of My War (Vietnam)
An Oral History of Rhode Island Women during World War II
Written by students in the Honors English Program at South Kingstown High School
Oral History Questions- http://www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/oralhist.htm
This list of oral history questions was compiled from a variety of sources.
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Current War Links
E-mails from Kosovo http://cnn.co.uk/SPECIALS/1998/10/kosovo/email/archive.html
In January, while the world heard reports of a massacre and renewed fighting in Yugoslavia, a 16-year-old girl began e-mailing her experiences of living in the middle of a war zone to Finnegan Hamill, a high school student in Berkeley, California. This site includes four installments from these letters.
Kosovo Student Poll
This poll was conducted from April 1-3 during week 1 of the N.A.T.O.bombing campaign
to measure general student knowledge on the Kosovo issue, student opinion, and student awareness regarding current events.
Excerpts from Serbian Vladimir Aleksic who has been filing e-mails from Belgrade
A Serb living in Belgrade describes what it’s like living in the midst of a war and being the target of NATO hostilities.
National Public Radio's Coverage of the Kosovo Crisis
E-mail Role in War http://www.panam-bydesign.net/communal/forum/voxpop00048.html
For First Time in War, E-Mail Plays a Vital Role. The e-mail messages from Yugoslavia spill forth by the thousands, each freighted with a miniature etching of life under the bombs.
Vietnam War Museum and Memorial Links
Viet Nam War Museum http://members.aol.com/mraffin/vnmuseum.htm
The purpose of this site is to honor all who served, veterans, their families, and others in any capacity through exhibits, original writings, historical documents and pictures.
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Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): Jim Caldwell, Jan Jungk
School: Carrollton High School, Carrollton, Illinois
Created: March 10, 1999 - Updated: May 3, 1999
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w99/projects/chswar/stusearc.html