Subject Collections: Historical Media


Our next stop on our tour of subject focused collections of state agency databases is:

Historical Media Databases – Databases that provide online access to photographs, video, or audio.

This collection of resources from nearly two dozen states includes resources like:

Wyoming Memory Portal – Wyoming Memory brings the histories of Wyoming to life through a virtual gateway to the state’s rich collections of manuscripts, books, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources. These sources document Wyoming’s past from prehistory through the present.

Volunteer Voices – a state-wide digitization project that will provide access to primary sources that document Tennessee’s rich history and culture. Volunteer Voices combines the collaborative efforts to Tennessee archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and schools.

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.

Alaska’s Digital Archive – Multiagency database managed by the Alaska State Library. Rich collection of media including photographs, video, and audio.

Know of similar resources in other states? Please leave a comment or send an e-mail to Daniel Cornwall at dnlcornwall AT Alaska DOT net.


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