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The Historical Profession
Links to the history profession's major institutions


Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Beinecke Library, Yale University

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Huntington Library

Illinois History Resource Page

Maryland State Archives

National Archives

New-York Historical Society

Notre Dame Archives

Pierpont Morgan Library

Radio Archive

Reuther Library

Tamiment Institute Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Vanderbilt Television News Archive

Western Reserve Historical Society

Wirtz Library of the U.S. Department of Labor

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Archives - Guides and Online Resources

Avalon Project, Yale Law School

Archiving Early America

Guide to Uncovering Women’s History in Archival Collections

Making of America

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Centers and Institutes

American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming

American Social History Project

American West Heritage Center

Amistad Research Center

Asian American Studies Center, UCLA

Avery Research Center

Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies

Center for American History, University of Texas

Center for History and New Media

Center for Immigration Studies

Center for Labor Education and Research

Center for New Deal Studies, Roosevelt University

Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University

Cold War International History Project

W.E.B. DuBois Institute, Harvard University

George Meany Center for Labor Studies

Institute of Industrial Relations

International Institute of Social History

Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Michigan Historical Center

Minnesota History Center

Murray Research Center, Radcliffe College

National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture, Alabama State University

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Carter G. Woodson Institute

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Historic Sites

Anderson Cottage

Appomattox Court House National Historic Site
Located in Virginia, this is the site where Lee surrendered to Grant at the end of the Civil War.

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetary is the United States federal burial ground and is located on the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C. The site contains the remains of more than 240,000 veterans, their dependents, and political leaders including U.S. presidents William H. Taft and John F. Kennedy. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater, and Arlington House, the former mansion of Confederate general Robert E. Lee and his wife are located on the grounds.

Booker T. Washington National Monument
Booker Washington was the founder and first president of Tuskegee Institute (1881). He was the author of Up From Slavery.

Boston African American National Historic Site

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court ruled 9 to 0 in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.

Cane River Creole National Historic Site
Located in Natchez, Louisiana, this national historic site is dedicated to the preservation of the Creole culture as it developed along the Cane River.

Canterbury Shaker Village

Chaco Culture National Historic Site
Located in Nageezi, New Mexico, this national historic site contains ruins of pueblos built by prehistoric Indians.

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Site
Located in Maryland, Washington, DC, and West Virginia, the C&O Canal follows the route of the Potomac River for 184.5 miles from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, MD. The canal operated from 1828-1924 as a transportation route, primarily hauling coal from western Maryland to the port of Georgetown in Washington, D.C.

Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
President Abraham Lincoln was shot Apr. 14, 1865, by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theater, Washington, DC.

Fort Laramie
Fort Laramie, Wyoming, was once the most important military post on the Oregon Trail.

George Washington Carver National Monument
George Washington Carver was American botanist, agricultural chemist, and educator who developed hundreds of uses for the peanut, soybean, and sweet potato.

Carrie Chapman Catt Childhood Home
Carrie Chapman Lane Catt was an American suffragist who was an organizer and president (1900-1904 and 1915-1947) of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She organized the League of Women Voters in 1919, the year before the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

Civil War Sites

Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg was settled about1632 and was the capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1779. After extensive restoration, the city is now a historic site and the seat of William and Mary College.

Concord (Massachusetts) Museum
Concord is located in eastern Massachusetts on the Concord River west-northwest of Boston. An early battle of the Revolutionary War was fought here on April 19, 1775.

Cumberland Gap National Historic Site
This national historic site covers parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. It is the mountain pass of the Wilderness Road, which carried the first great migration of pioneers into America's interior.

Dayton Aviation National Historic Site
Located in Dayton, Ohio, this national historic site commemorates the area's aviation heritage and three exceptional men - Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar - and their work in the Miami Valley.

Eastern State Penitentiary
Opened in 1829 as part of a controversial movement to change the behavior of inmates through "confinement in solitude with labor," Eastern State Penitentiary held many famous criminals including bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone.

Edison National Historic Site
Located in West Orange, NJ, this historic site is the home and laboratory of Thomas Edison, American inventor who patented more than a thousand inventions, among them the microphone (1877), the phonograph (1878), and an incandescent lamp (1879).

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Frederick Douglass was an American abolitionist and journalist who escaped from slavery (1838) and became an influential lecturer in the North and abroad. He wrote Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) and cofounded and edited the North Star (1847-1860), an abolitionist newspaper.

George Rogers Clark National Historic Site
Located in Vincennes, Indiana, this national historic site commemorates the American defeat of the British in the West during the Revolutionary War.

Hancock Shaker Village
Hancock Shaker Village is an historic site which interprets the lives of the Shakers who lived there from 1790 to 1960. It is an outdoor history museum located on 1200 acres in the scenic Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts

Harpers Ferry
At the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers and covering parts of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virgina, this is the site of John Brown's 1859 raid on the Army arsenal.

Hopewell Culture National Historic Site
Formerly Mound City Group National Monument, this national historic site in Chillicothe, Ohio contains nationally significant archeological resources including large earthwork and mound complexes that provide an insight into the social, ceremonial, political, and economic life of the Hopewell people.

Benjamin Harrison Home

Hispanic Heritage National Parks

Independence National Historical Park
Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this historic site contains several properties, including Independence Hall, associated with the American Revolution and the founding of the U.S.

Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center
This national historic site includes most of Jamestown Island, the site of first successful English colony; Yorktown, the site of Cornwallis's surrender to George Washington; and the Colonial Parkway.

Jane Addams, Hull-House Museum
Jane Addams was an American social reformer and pacifist who founded Hull House in1889, a care and education center for the poor of Chicago. She worked for peace and many social reforms and shared the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize with Nicholas Murray Butler, an educator.

Jean Laffite National Historic Site
Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, this national historic site includes Chalmette, site of 1815 Battle of New Orleans and the French Quarter.

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Site
This national historic site preserves the native culture of Hawaii. Resources include fishponds, kahua (house site platforms), ki'i pohaku (petroglyphs), holua (stone slide), and heiau (religious site).

Keweenaw National Historic Site
Located in Calumet, Michigan, this is the site of first significant copper mine in the United States.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Site
Located in both Alaska and Seattle, Washington, this historic site includes materials about the Alaskan Trails in 1898 Gold Rush.

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
Little Rock High School, now Central High School National Historic Site, is a national emblem of the often violent struggle over school desegregation.

Lowell, Massachusetts National Historic Site
This historic site includes textile mills, a canal, and 19th-century structures. The park shows the planned city of Industrial Revolution.

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Site
Located in Johnson City, Texas, this historic site is home of the President's birthplace, boyhood home, and ranch.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Site
Located in Woodstock, Vermont, this site is the boyhood home of pioneer conservationist George Perkins Marsh.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman and one of the principal leaders of the civil rights movement in the United States. He was a prominent advocate of nonviolent protest and won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States (1837-1841). This historic site is his home, Lindenwald, near Kinderhook, NY.

Massachusetts Historical Sites

Minute Man National Historic Site
This site is where the colonial Minute Men battled the British, Apr. 19, 1775. This site preserves and protects the significant historic sites, structures, properties and landscapes associated with the opening battles of the American Revolution. In addition to the park's revolutionary significance, Minute Man preserves and interprets the 19th century literary revolution through The Wayside, home of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott and Margaret Sidney.

Monticello was designed by Thomas Jefferson and was his home for 56 years. It was owned by other families from shortly after Jefferson's death until 1923, but it is now a national shrine.

Home of James and Dolley Madison
Madison was the fourth President of the United States (1809-1817). He was a member of the Continental Congress (1780-1783) and the Constitutional Convention (1787), he strongly supported ratification of the Constitution and was a contributor to The Federalist Papers (1787-1788).

Morristown National Historic Site
Morristown National Historical Park preserves sites in the Morristown, New Jersey area occupied by General George Washington and the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War from 1779-1780.

Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon is George Washington's estate, located on the south bank of the Potomac River in northern Virginia.The estate has been restored to its 18th-century appearance and includes many original furnishings. Washington and his wife, Martha, are buried on the grounds.

Natchez National Historic Site
Natchez National Historical Park celebrates the rich cultural history of Natchez, Mississippi and interprets the pivotal role the city played in the settlement of the old southwest, the Cotton Kingdom and the Antebellum South.

National Parks Commemorating Women

New Orleans Jazz National Historic Site
This site preserves, educates, and interprets jazz as it has evolved in New Orleans.

Nez Perce National Historic Site
This site illustrates the history and culture of the Nez Perce Indian country and contains 38 separate sites in Idaho.

North Carolina Historic Sites

Pecos National Historic Site
Located in new Mexico, this site contains ruins of ancient Pueblo of Pecos, archaeological sites, and 2 associated Spanish colonial missions from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Site
Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park preserves the site where, up until the early 19th centruy, Hawaiians who broke a kapu or one of the ancient laws against the gods could avoid certain death by fleeing to this place of refuge or "pu`uhonua".

Ohio Historical Sites

Quincy Homestead
Josiah Quincy, 1744-1775, was an American Revolutionary patriot who traveled to England to present the colonists' grievances (1774-1775). His son Josiah (1772-1864) was a U.S. representative from Massachusetts (1804-1813) who opposed involvement in the War of 1812 and served as mayor of Boston (1823-1829) and president of Harvard University (1829-1845).

Revolutionary War Sites

Salt River Bay National Historic Site
This site is an ecological preserve in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
It is the only site known where, 500 years ago, members of a Columbus party landed on what is now territory of the U.S.

San Antonio Missions National Historic Site
This site located in San Antonio, Texas, conatins four of finest Spanish missions in U.S. and examples of 18th-century irrigation systems.

San Francisco Maritime National Historic Site
This site is located in San Francisco, California, and contains artifacts, photographs, and historic vessels related to the development of the Pacific Coast.

San Juan Island National Historic Site
Located in Friday Harbor, Washington, this national historic site commemorates peaceful relations between the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain since the 1872 boundary disputes and is located in Washington.

Saratoga, New York National Historic Site
This site was the scene of the first significant American military victory during the Revolution, the Battles of Saratoga rank among the fifteen most decisive battles in world history. Here in 1777 American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender, an event which led France to recognize the independence of the United States and enter the war as a decisive military ally of the struggling Americans.

Sitka, Alaska National Historic Site
This site is the scene of last major resistance of the Tlingit Indians to the Russians, 1804.

Stratford Hall Plantation
Completed in 1738, Statford Hall was the home of many famous Lees including Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, and Robert E. Lee.

Tumacacori, Arizona National Historic Site
Tumacácori National Historical Park, located in the Santa Cruz River Valley in southern Arziona, is the site of one of the oldest Spanish missions in the Southwest.

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania National Historic Site
This site was the Continental Army campsite in 1777-78 winter.

War in the Pacific National Historic Site
Located in Guam, this site contains seven distinct units illustrating the Pacific theater of WWII.

Women's Rights National Historic Site
This is a Seneca Falls, New York site where Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton began the women's rights movement in 1848.

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History Departments

History Departments Around the World

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Acoma.Revista internazionale di studi nordamericani

Agricultural History

Alabama Historical Quarterly

Alabama Review

America: Life and History

American Indian Quarterly

American Journal of Legal History

American Neptune, a Journal of Maritime History

American Nineteenth Century History

American Quarterly

Annals of Wyoming

Arkansas History

Atlanta History

Beehive History (Utah)

Borderlines: Studies in American Culture

Business and Economic History

Business History

Business History Review

California History

Canadian Review of American Studies

Catholic Southwest

Chicago History

Chinese America

Chronicles of Oklahoma

Civil War History

Cold War History

Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History

Connections: American History and Culture in an International Perspective

Currents (Utah State Historical Society)

Enterprise and Society


Family and Community History

Feminist Studies

Film & History

Georgia Historical Quarterly

Georgia Historical Quarterly

Hawaiian Journal of History

History News Magazine (American Association of State and Local History)

History of Education Quarterly

History of the Family

History Teacher

Intellectual History Newsletter

International Labor and Working-Class History

Japanese Journal of American Studies

Journal of American History

Journal of American Studies

Journal of Chickasaw History

Journal of Family History

Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Journal of Management History

Journal of Social History

Journal of Southern History

Journal of Southern Legal History

Journal of Sport History

Journal of Supreme Court History

Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association

Journal of the Business History Conference

Journal of the Early Republic

Journal of the History of Ideas

Journal of the History of Sexuality

Journal of the Indian Wars

Journal of Urban History

Journal of Women's History

Kansas Historical Quarterly

Law and History Review

Michigan History Magazine

Minnesota Historical Quarterly

Missouri Historical Review

Nebraska History

New Mexico Historical Review

New York History

North Carolina Historical Review

North Dakota History

Oral History Review

Oregon Historical Quarterly

Radical History Review

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

William & Mary Quarterly

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Abstracts in Economic History

American Diplomacy

Cold War International History Project Electronic Bulletin


Early American Review

Essays in History

Family History Newsletter

49th Parallel


Journal for Multimedia History

Journal of the Association for History and Computing

Journal of World-Systems Research

North Star: A Journal of African American Religious History

Screening the Past: An International Electronic Journal of Visual Media and History

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Living History

Guide to Living History Museums

Billings Farm and Museum

Chesr Eastman Homestead

Conner Prairie Museum

Enfield Shaker Museum

George Ranch Historical Park

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village

Historic Deerfield

Historic Latta Plantation

Living History Farms

Mystic Seaport

Old Greenfield Village

Old Salem Online

Old Sturbridge Village

Penobscot Maritime Museum

Plimoth Plantation

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm

Shelburne Museum

Strawbery Banke

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Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

Adirondack Museum

African American Museum, Cleveland

African American Museum, Philadelphia

Albany Institute of History and Art

American Cotton Museum

American Diner Museum

Anacostia Museum

Atlantic City Historical Museum

Autry Museum of Western Heritage

Baltimore City Life Museums

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Black American West Museum and Heritage Center

Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

Boulder Museum of History

Buffalo Bill Historical Center

California African American Museum

Chattanooga African American Museum

Civil Rights Museum

Delta Blues Museum

Detroit Historical Museums

Drake Well Museum

DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago

Great Plains Black Museum

Hagley Museum and Library
Dedicated to preserving and understanding America's economic and technological heritage.

Historic Deerfield

Kansas City Museum

Kansas Museum of History

Korean War Veterans National Museum and Library

Lincoln Museum

Louisiana State Museum

Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Motown Museum

Museum of African American History, Detroit

Museum of Afro American History, Boston

National Afro American Museum, Wilberforce, Ohio

National Air and Space Museum

National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis

National Museum of American History

National Museum of the American Indian

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Museum, Maysville, Kentucky


Peabody Essex Museum

The Pearce Collections at Navarro College (includes the Pearce Civil War Museum and Pearce Western Art Museum)

Salem Museum

Salem Witch Museum

Smithsonian Institution

Soltero/Miranda Cesar Chavez Museum

Underground Railroad Museum

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Papers Projects

Adams Papers

Alexander Graham Bell Notebooks Project

Archives of American Aerospace Exploration

Archives of Women in Science and Engineering

Eugene Debs Papers

Frederick Douglass Papers

W.E.B. DuBois Papers

Thomas A. Edison Papers

Albert Einstein Papers

Marcus Garvey Papers Project

Emma Goldman Papers Project

Samuel Gompers Papers

Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project

Jacob Leisler Papers Project

Lincoln Legal Papers

John Marshall Papers Project

Lucretia Mott Papers Project

Nadir Archive: Materials Documenting Political and Social Movements

New Netherland Project

Ratification Papers Project

Margaret Sanger Papers Project

Stanton and Anthony Papers Project

Mark Twain Papers Project

U.S. Labor and Industrial History Audio Archive

George Washington Papers

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Presidential Libraries

George Bush Presidential Library

Jimmy Carter Library

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library

Eisenhower Center

Gerald R. Ford Library

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library

Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum

McKinley Memorial Library

Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Foundation

Ronald W. Reagan Presidential Library

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum

Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

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Academy of Accounting Historians

Albemarle County Historical Society

American Antiquarian Society

American Association for History and Computing

American Association for State and Local History

American Association for the History of Medicine

American Cultural Resources Association

American Historical Association

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

American Jewish Historical Society

American Printing History Association

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

American Studies Association

Army Historical Foundation

Association for Computers and the Humanities

Association for Gravestone Studies

Association for Great Lakes Maritime History

Association for History and Computing

Association for the History of Language

Berkshire County (Massachusetts) Historical Society

Brooklyn Historical Society

Business History Conference

California Historical Society

California Missions Studies Asociation

Cherokee National Historical Society

Chicago Historical Society

Chinese Historical Society of America

Cliometric Society

Colin P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society

Connecticut Historical Society

Economic History Association

Genealogical and Historical Societies in the USA

Germantown (Pennsylvania) Historical Society

Great Lakes Historical Society

Hawaiian Historical Society

Historic Charleston Foundation

Historical Society of Delaware

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Historical Society of Southern California

History of Economics Society

History of Science Society

H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online

Houston Heritage Society

Illinois Historical Society

Indiana Historical Society

International Association for the History of Religion

International Association of Labour History Institutions

Italian Historical Society of America

Jamestowne Society

Kansas State Historical Society

Kentucky Historical Society

Korean American Historical Society

Law and Society Association

Lincoln Group

Maryland Historic Trust

Massachusetts Historical Society

Minnesota Historical Society

Montana Historical Society

Mormon History Association

National Amusement Park History Association

National Council for Social Studies

National Council on Public History

National Japanese American Historical Society

National Maritime Historical Society

Nebraska State Historical Society

New England Historical Association

New Hampshire Historical Society

New Mexico Jewish Historical Society

New-York Historical Society

Newport Historical Society

Ohio Historical Society

Oklahoma Historical Society

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Oral History Association

Oregon-California Trails Association

Oregon Historical Society

Organization of American Historians

Parks and History Association

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association

Santa Fe Trails Association

Society for American Archaeology

Society for Historical Archaeology

Society for Military History

Society for Seventeenth-Century Music

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing

Society for the History of Technology

Society for the History of the Federal Government

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Society of Architectural Historians

Society of Dance History Scholars

South Carolina Historical Society

South Dakota State Historical Society and Office of History

Southern Association for Women's Historians

State Historical Society of Iowa

State Historical Society of Missouri

State Historical Society of North Dakota

Supreme Court Historical Society

Texas State Historical Association

United States Commission on Military History

Vermont Historical Society

Virginia Historical Society

Washington State Historical Society

Western History Aociation

Western Reserve Historical Society

White House Historical Association

Wisconsin Historical Society

Women's History Network

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