These web pages allow the user to find out more information about properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places using the NPS Focus interface. The presentation you see here is modeled on the “digital library” approach to providing information over the web. These web pages are a “work in progress” because they do not yet contain all National Register listed properties.

Through the use of a simple or an advanced search you can find summary information about National Register properties in the widely used Dublin core metadata format, a standard scheme for characterizing the content of collections. From the summary information you can navigate to the text of a National Register nomination or see the photographs associated with a nomination. Searches may include only one or more than one category connected with “and”, “or”, and “not” operators.

The summary information translates National Register terms to Dublin Core terms. Basic information such as resource name, address, location, and date of listing all appear in the summary information. Many National Register properties are a part of larger groups of nominations sharing a similar context known as multiple nominations and some are even in National Parks. Much of the search capability is contained in the subject and the keyword fields. The subject field is thesaurus-based and includes a number of National Register categories including the type of resource, the criteria under which it was nominated, the periods of significance, the areas of significance and the architectural style, if any. The keyword information contains “free-form” text for searching such as the significant person associated with a property or the significant year something happened or the architect or builder or engineer responsible for construction.

Once you find a property of interest you may view the text and photographs associated with each nomination in one of three ways. If you do not have an image viewer on your computer you may pull up a copy in the JPEG format. For more powerful viewing, including the ability to do searches within the text of the nomination, download the DjVu viewer or the popular Acrobat Reader.

Источник описания:National Register of Historic Places

The Office of the Historian is responsible, under law, for the preparation and publication of the official documentary history of U.S. foreign policy in the Foreign Relations of the United States series.

In addition, the Office prepares policy-supportive historical studies for Department principals and other agencies. These studies provide essential background information, evaluate how and why policies evolved, identify precedents, and derive lessons learned. Department officers rely on institutional memory, collective wisdom, and personal experience to make decisions; rigorous historical analysis can sharpen, focus, and inform their choices. The Office of the Historian conducts an array of initiatives, ranging from briefing memos to multi-year research projects.

The Office of the Historian also promotes the declassification of documents to ensure a complete and accurate understanding of the past.

Источник описания:Office of the Historian

The Harold B. Lee Library will actively participate in learning, teaching, and research by identifying and responding effectively to the information needs of students and faculty.

Mission Statement

Provide information resources and services that

  • Support educational pursuits
  • Promote information discovery
  • Advance scholarship
  • Nurture lifelong intellectual and spiritual growth

    Источник описания:Harold B. Lee Library

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Источник описания:National Archives

Historycentral is History's Home on the web. The core of the site is our timeline of world history. Culled from one of MultiEducator's 21 history CD's this time line covers the major events in world history from the dawn of civilization to 2012. Links to other sites on the web as well as other resources on the site are presented in the right margin of the pages.

The second major section of our site is the part devoted to Americas Wars. That section includes the history of every major war in America's history from the Revolutionary War to Iraqi Freedom. These sections include photos and description of the each major event.

The site also features a major section on the elections. This part includes the history of each and every election. The history includes both popular and electoral votes in each election, turnout, as well as a map of the states carried by each competing candidate. The section also includes updates on Election 2012.

Another part of the site is called this section includes pages on the economy, population, history, and geography of all the nations of the world. In addition there are updated links and news feeds from the various nations.

The site includes over 2500 primary source documents in American history. From a first hand account of the discovery of the New World by Columbus to address by President Bush, the site provides an excellent insight into American History as seen in original documents.

The biography section of the site includes biographies of the 500 most important people of the 20th century. We are taking nominations for additions to the list. The section also includes biographies of the Presidents and First Ladies of the United States as well as Civil War and Revolutionary War Generals. In addtion there are sections on American of both tne New Nation and Antebellum history of thte US

A major section of the site is our sub-site This site includes the history of every US Attack Carrier, Battleship, Destroyer and Cruiser. We are currently adding other sections. It is our hope to eventually have every US naval ship represented on this site. A key part of the site is the memory section where we are asking those to serve to send us their memories of various events so we can preserve them. It also has a section on This Month in Naval History.

A further section of the site includes the History of Aviation. This section now has information and photos of American Aircraft of World War II. The section will soon expand to include information on aircraft from the Wright Flyer to the Boeing 787.

The site also includes a section on the History of Railroads. This section taken from MultiEductor's History of Railroads today includes photos of railroad section from throughout the US. The site now includes a history of the major events in Railroad history.

Источник описания:History Сentral

The Economic History Association owns and operates the website and mailing lists to provide resources and promote communication among scholars in economic history and related fields. The Economic History Society(U.K.), the Business History Conference,  the Cliometric Society, and the Economic and Business History Society also support the site.

EH.Net began in 1994 as the Econhist internet discussion list. It added several other discussion lists and was chartered in 1996 to provide a wide range of internet-based services to economic historians, historians of economics, economists, historians, related social scientists and the public.

These services include research abstracts and book reviews, a collection of course syllabi, a directory of economic historians, the EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History, several databases, and numerous links to websites related to economic history.

Источник описания:Economic History (