NEH Connections

Railroads and the making of Modern America

This NEH-funded archive based at UNL Center for Digital Research in the Humanities traces the growth of railroads, telegraphs, and steam ships from 1850 to 1900 and the dynamic social change they brought to America. The website includes primary sources and teaching materials.

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Histories of the National Mall

Explore historical maps, discover stories you never knew, find people and historical events related to the Mall's past.


Paul Revere & William Dawes warn "the British are coming!"

Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle leads 16 B-25s on bombing raid on Tokyo, Japan


2015 Jazz Appreciation Month poster

Jazz Appreciation Month: JAM 2015

Celebrate the unique cultural expression that is jazz! JAM 2015 honors composer and pianist Billy Strayhorn.

Book of Humors from Shakespeare's time

Science, Shakespeare, and the STEM Humanities: How Teachers Can Make the Most of the National Library of Medicine’s Exhibition Program Resources

Learn how to make the most of STEM in your humanities classroom and how to incorporate nonfiction into STEM with the National Library of Medicine's lesson plan resources.

Best of the Web

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Walt Whitman Archive

An electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and University of Iowa).

Rickwood Field, Alabama

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America

Sports are an indelible part of our culture and community. Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America shows how sports reflect the trials and triumphs of the American experience and help mold our national character. Hometown Teams is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. The online exhibition includes educational resources for grades 6–10 aligned to the Common Core State Standards.