Archive for February, 2008

MN: Visual Resources Database

February 29, 2008

Today’s State Agency Database Highlight comes to use from Minnesota:

Visual Resources Database – Nearly 130,000 images of photographs, artwork, posters, and fine art photographs from pre-territorial days to the present. Information on use and purchase available with each record.

The State of Minnesota maintains its own list of state agency databases. For more databases from more states, please see State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States.

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MI: Mel Michigania

February 27, 2008

Today’s State Agency Database Highlight comes to us from Michigan:

Mel Michigania – Digitized historical resources from various collections around Michigan. The collections include photographs of people, places and objects; diaries of Civil War soldiers; unique local histories and much more.

The Michigan page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Michael McDonnell.

KY: Civil Rights History

February 25, 2008

Today’s State Agency Database Highlight comes to us from Kentucky:

Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky Online Digital Media Database – A comprehensive collection of audio and video interviews and over 10,000 pages of electronic transcripts. All material is full-text searchable and can be sorted by county, subject or by decade.

The Kentucky page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Glen Mcaninch.

IN: Lincoln and other 19th C tidbits

February 23, 2008

Today’s State Agency Database Highlight comes to us from Indiana:

Digital Image Library – Searchable by keyword and limited by collection, this site provides a number of digital resources including various Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, information and images about poet James Whitcomb Riley, prominent African-American businesswoman Madam C.J. Walker, art from 19th century artist Karl Bodmer, letters from Ben Hur author Lew Wallace during his service as New Mexico’s territorial governor, and many other resources.

The Indiana page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is currently an orphan. If you have expertise in Indiana state government information and wish to maintain this page, please e-mail Daniel Cornwall at dnlcornwall AT alaska.net.

GA: Digital Library – Photos, Maps & More

February 21, 2008

Today’s State Agency Database Highlight comes to us from Georgia:

Digital Library of Georgia “is a gateway to Georgia’s history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources. The Digital Library of Georgia connects users to 500,000 digital objects in 90 collections from 60 institutions and 100 government agencies.

The Georgia page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Rich Gause.

FL: Two From Florida Memory Project

February 19, 2008

Today we highlight not one, but two sub-databases from the larger Florida Memory Project:

Florida Memory Project

  • Call Family & Brevard Family Papers “contains correspondence, writings, and other papers of Richard Keith Call and his family, 1788-1916, and Theodore Washington Brevard and Mary Call Brevard and their family, 1820-ca. 1920s.”
  • Florida Photographic Collection & Video Clips – “Featuring over 135,000 digitized photographs from the State Archives of Florida, the Florida Photographic Collection is the most complete online portrait of Florida available–one that draws its strength from family pictures, the homes of Floridians, their work, and their pastimes.”

The Florida page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Rich Gause.

CO: Heritage West

February 17, 2008

Today’s State Agency Database Highlight is from Colorado:

Heritage West – The Collaborative Digitization Program explains their database this way: “Heritage is a database that brings to the people of Colorado the special collections and unique resources of Colorado’s archives, historical societies, libraries and museums in digital format. You can access photos, textual materials, artifacts, costumes, diaries, oral history transcripts, manuscripts, and a host of other materials on Colorado’s cultural, scientific and historical heritage.”

The Colorado page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Samantha Hager.

CA: Explore the Archives!

February 15, 2008

Today’s State Agency Database Highlight comes to us from California:

Online Archive of California– The OAC brings together historical materials from a variety of California institutions, including museums, historical societies, and archives. Over 120,000 images; 50,000 pages of documents, letters, and oral histories; and 8,000 guides to collections are available. Administered by the University of California.

The California page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Janet Coles.

AL: The Mosaic of History, At Your Fingers

February 13, 2008

Today’s State Agency Database Highlight comes to us from Alabama:

AlabamaMosaic – AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama’s history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama’s archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries. AlabamaMosaic was initiated under a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and is now administered by the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL). It is hosted by Auburn University and covers the time period from 1850-2000.

The Alabama page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Valerie Glenn.

CA: Recommended Literature for Math & Science Database

February 11, 2008

Today’s State Agency Database Highlight comes to us from California:

  • Recommended Literature for Math & Science Database – California Dept. of Education. A database of outstanding science-and mathematics-related literature for children and adolescents. The recommended titles reflect the quality and the complexity of the types of materials students should be reading at school and outside of class. Searches can be performed by author, title, keyword, grade level span, language, science or mathematics subject area, etc. Extensive explanations of the search indexes are available.

The California page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Janet Coles.