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From early topographical sketches and pioneers’ accounts, to photographs of Buffalo Bill and his ‘Wild West’ stars, explore the fact and the fiction of westward expansion in America from the early eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Browse a wide range of rare and original documents including printed books, journals, historic maps, broadsides, periodicals, advertisements, photographs, artwork and more.
Children’s Literature and Culture showcases a broad range of richly illustrated children's books which reveals the history and literature of childhood between the 1820s and 1920s. Rare books and unique works of art trace the development of children’s publishing from early mass-produced items through to the flourishing print culture that followed.
The HistoryMakers Digital Archive is an easy-to-use online database of thousands of African Americans from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. Each of the HistoryMakers featured in The HistoryMakers Digital Archive are separated into fifteen distinct categories (i.e. – Art, Civics, Education, Law, Religion, STEM, etc.), and the corpus is searchable by subject and keyword, in addition to an innovative inferential indexing system.