Historic Maps in K–12 Classrooms

This resource for K–12 teachers and students developed by the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library is designed to bring historically significant map documents into your classroom.

Hawthorne in Salem

This site draws on the collections of The Peabody Essex Museum, the House of Seven Gables Historic Site, and the Salem Maritime National Historic site. It features critical approaches to Hawthorne’s work and includes a timeline, an image gallery, and links to several electronic editions.


Created by Harper's Weekly as an online archive of 18th and 19th century issues of the magazine, the site contains ten free features utilizing rich primary sources and scholastic commentary on topics that range from Immigrant and Ethnic America to The World of Thomas Nast.

Harlem 1900–1940: An African American Community

Created by the School of Information at the University of Michigan with exhibits from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, this site gives students an exhaustive overview of the culture, community, and organizations of the Harlem Renaissance.

Great War Primary Documents Archive

Documents, memoirs, and images for study of World War I.

Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory

Online exhibition of one of the most famous events in American history.

Samuel Gompers Papers

The Samuel Gompers Papers collects, annotates, and makes available, primary sources of American labor history. Founded by Stuart Kaufman in 1974, the project has published two microfilm series of union records and nine volumes of Gompers' papers.

Gold Rush! California's Untold Stories

Created by the Oakland Museum of California, this site gives a comprehensive look into the California Gold Rush of the nineteenth-century.

Goethe Institute

An international collection of resources for study of the German language and German culture.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History offers a variety of resources to promote the study of American history, including online collections, archives, teaching modules, and links to valuable educational resources.