Historical Links

Professional Associations

Archives, Museums, and Libraries

Other Links to Primary Sources

  • Hyper History On-line Comprehenisive site covering 3,000 years of world history using text, images, and web links to provide essential reference information for teachers and students.
  • Center for History and New Media sponsors a variety of digital history projects incorporating primary sources for studying history.
  • Humanities Text Initiative of the University of Michigan provides access to full-text editions of a wide variety of historical primary sources in many areas.
  • Digital Vaults is an interactive website from the National Archives with more than 1,200 items, including official documents, personal accounts, images, and maps.
  • Archive of American Politics at Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics includes a variety of electronic reproductions of primary sources from all eras of American political history.
  • Public Papers of the Presidency includes a wide range of primary source material on the public communications of American presidents, as well as election data and statistical information.
  • Illinois History Resource Page Explore the history of Illinois on this state web site, with lots of links to related web sites.

History Links for K-12 Educators

  • Best of History Web Sites contains annotated links to over 1,000 history web sites, as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, and history activities, games, and quizzes.
  • History Matters Designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. History survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to Web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and threaded discussions on teaching U.S. history.
  • National History Education Clearinghouse includes access to a wide range of teaching materials, teaching strategies, and historical web sites of interest to secondary school teachers.
  • National Council for History Education is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the importance of history in schools and in society.
  • Moments in American History includes a variety of on-line historical mini-documentaries produced with a Teaching American History grant.
  • National Park Service "Teaching With Historic Places" includes materials and ideas for using the nation's historic sites as foci for units and lesson plans.
  • Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History offers a variety of American history teaching resources, including teaching modules and lesson plans.
  • National Constitution Center offers a variety of methods and materials to aid history and social studies teachers in their mission to inspire active citizenship in their students.
  • On-Line History Resource Guide provides links to a variety of resources for teachers, covering all time periods from pre-history to the modern era, with a wealth of materials related to both world history and American history.