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State Archives Collections Online:
Directory of Digital Collections, Virtual Exhibits, and State Memory Projects

Updated March 15, 2010

ALABAMA

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Alabama Department of Archives and History

Virtual exhibits
http://www.archives.state.al.us/tours/virtx.html

ADAH Digital Collections
http://216.226.178.196/

Alabama Mosaic, a shared collection with contributors statewide; the Alabama Department of Archives and History is a founding member.
http://www.alabamamosaic.org


ALASKA

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Alaska State Archives

Alaska's Digital Archive presents a wealth of historical photographs, oral histories, moving images, documents, and other materials from libraries, museums, and institutions throughout our state. http://vilda.alaska.edu/


ARKANSAS

 

Arkansas History Commission

Photographs
http://www.ark-ives.com/photo/gallery/


COLORADO

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Colorado State Archives

Photographs
http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/
photo/home.htm

Tourism Collection
http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/
tour/index.htm


DELAWARE

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Delaware Public Archives

Photograph exhibits
http://archives.delaware.gov/exhibits/
photograph/index.shtml

Document exhibits
http://archives.delaware.gov/exhibits/
document/index.shtml

Maps and Audio
http://archives.delaware.gov/exhibits/misc/
index.shtml

Digital Archives
Access to more than 3,000 separate items from the collection.
http://archives.delaware.gov/exhibits/
exhibits-toc.shtml


FLORIDA

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Florida State Archives

"Highlights of Florida History" is a collection of images of some of the historic documents in the Florida State Archives. These images provide a glimpse of Florida's history and offer an important resource to researchers and students studying Florida. http://www.floridamemory.com/FloridaHighlights/

Florida Memory Project
The Florida Memory Project utilizes original documents, photographs, and other materials from the collections of the State Archives of Florida.
http://www.floridamemory.com/


GEORGIA

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The Georgia Archives

Virtual Vault
Digital treasures from the Georgia Archives, Office of the Secretary of State. A web-searchable database that contains electronic images related to the history of Georgia. Visitors may search by keyword or browse a list of categories. Categories organize the images into topics, historical periods, geographic areas, record types, and applicability to Georgia's Quality Core Curriculum (QCC). http://content.sos.state.ga.us/


ILLINOIS

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Illinois State Archives

Federal Township Plats of Illinois
Searchable database containing information about nearly 550,000 land sales from the 54,740 square miles of the public domain sold within Illinois. Each purchase entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, numeric code indicating the county in which the land is located, legal description (township, section, range), volume and page numbers of original entry, and variously, the sale type, and the purchaser's sex and residence. http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/
departments/archives/data_lan.html

Selected Lincoln Documents
http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm4/browse.php?
CISOROOT=%2Fisa


KANSAS

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History Day
Classroom Resources

Kansas State Historical Society

Documents Available Online
Most of the collections held by the Kansas State Historical Society are available only in their original format or on microfilm. However, several projects to make images or transcripts of primary source documents available through the Internet are either completed or are underway.
http://www.kshs.org/research/collections/
documents/online/index.htm

Territorial Kansas online
http://www.territorialkansasonline.org/cgiwrap/
imlskto/index.php

Western Trails Project, online exhibits
http://www.kshs.org/research/collections/documents/
online/westerntrails/index.htm


LOUISIANA

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Louisiana State Archives

Louisiana State Multimedia Archives
a computer-based archival system that allows for the storage and rapid recall of thousands of hours of film and video footage from television stations, film collections and newsreels featuring content relevant to Louisiana from all over the United States.
http://sos.louisiana.gov/multimedia/

Online previews of current and previous exhibits
http://www.sec.state.la.us/archives/archives/archives-events.htm


MAINE

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History Day
Classroom Resources

Maine State Archives

Highlights of exhibits
http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/exhibits/


MARYLAND

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Maryland State Archives

Museum Without Walls
http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/
educ/html/mww.html


MICHIGAN

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Michigan Historical Museum

Online exhibits
http://www.michigan.gov/hal/0,1607,7-160-17447_18595_18596---,00.html


MINNESOTA

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History Day
Classroom Resources

Minnesota Historical Society

Online exhibits
http://www.mnhs.org/exhibits/index.htm


MISSOURI

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Missouri State Archives

Online exhibits
http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/default.asp


MONTANA

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Montana Historical Society

Online exhibits
http://www.his.state.mt.us/museum/onlineex.asp


NEBRASKA

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History Day
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Nebraska State Historical Society

Chimney Rock: Landmark on the Overland Trail
http://www.nebraskahistory.org/exhibits/
chimney_rock.htm


NEVADA

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Nevada State Archives

Discover Nevada History
Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs
http://nsla.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=660&Itemid=441


NEW JERSEY

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New Jersey State Archives

Imaged Collections
http://www.njarchives.org/links/imgcollections.html

Documentary Treasures
http://www.njarchives.org/links/treasures.html


NEW YORK

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New York State Archives

Web exhibits in repositories throughout New York State
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/r/viewpde/
index.shtml


NORTH CAROLINA

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History Day
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North Carolina State Archives

Online projects - web exhibits and other online collections compiled for special events
http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/archives/projects.htm


NORTH DAKOTA

State Historical Society of North Dakota

Online exhibits
http://history.nd.gov/exhibits/onlineexhibits.html

Digital Horizons
http://www.digitalhorizonsonline.org/


OHIO

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History Day
Classroom Resources

Ohio Historical Society

Current, past, and virtual exhibits
http://www.ohiohistory.org/etcetera/exhibits/

Ohio Memory Project
A n online scrapbook of Ohio history which includes 26,000 images from 330 Ohio archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums.
http://www.ohiomemory.org/


OKLAHOMA

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History Day

Oklahoma State Archives

Sooner Stories http://www.odl.state.ok.us/oar/resources/index.htm


OREGON

 

 

Oregon State Archives

Exhibits
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/tour/lobbyexhibits.html


PENNSYLVANIA

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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Digital Copies of Documents
While the primary mission of the Pennsylvania State Archives is to preserve historic documents in their original format, digital scans have been made of select records to facilitate online research.
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=2887&&PageID=383882&level=
2&parentCommID=2887&menuLevel=Level_2&mode=2


SOUTH CAROLINA

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History Day
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South Carolina Department of Archives and History

Exhibits
http://scdah.sc.gov/aboutus/exhibits/

Digital Collections Online
http://archives.sc.gov/digital.htm


SOUTH DAKOTA

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South Dakota State Archives

Online exhibits
http://www.sdhistory.org/soc/soc_online_exhibits.htm

South Dakota Memory Project
This site offers digital items from heritage institutions (archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums) statewide.
http://sdmemory.library.sd.gov/index.htm


TENNESSEE

Tennessee State Library and Archives

Virtual exhibits
http://tennessee.gov/tsla/exhibits/index.htm

Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA) is a program of the State Library and Archives to create a digital repository of Tennessee history and culture. Our mission is to bring electronic versions of the state's rich collections to a wider audience. TeVA provides a searchable array of historical records, photographs, documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other original materials of enduring value.
http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/


TEXAS

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Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Images of artifacts and historic documents held by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/treasures/index.html

McArdle Notebooks, presented in their entirety, fully navigable so users can explore the notebooks much as if they were sitting down with the actual volumes. Born in 1836, the year of the Texas Revolution, Henry McArdle made it his life's work to paint the historic events of Texas history.
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/mcardle/


UTAH

Utah State Archives

Online exhibits include: "Castle Gate Mine Disaster" (1924) and "Utah's Road to Statehood" (1896)
http://archives.utah.gov/research/browse.html


VERMONT

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Vermont Secretary of State, State Archives

Photograph collections
http://vermont-archives.org/research/photos/photohome.html


VIRGINIA

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Library of Virginia

Exhibitions
http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whoweare/exhibits/
index.htm

Digitized photo collections
http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-photo&local_base=photo


WASHINGTON

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Classroom Resources

Washington State Archives

Washington State Digital Archives
The Washington State Digital Archives is the nation's first archives dedicated specifically to the preservation of electronic records from both State and Local agencies that have permanent legal, fiscal or historical value
http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Index.aspx


WEST VIRGINIA

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West Virginia Archives and History

West Virginia Memory Project
http://www.wvculture.org/hiStory/wvmemory/


WISCONSIN

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History Day
Classroom Resources

Wisconsin Historical Society

"Living Under a Mushroom Cloud: Fear and Hope in the Atomic Age"
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/museum/atomic/

"Art of the Draw: Advertising Posters from the McCormick-International Harvester Collection"
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/artofthedraw/

"Icon Wisconsin"
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/iconwisconsin/

Wisconsin Historical Images
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/


WYOMING

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History Day
Classroom Resources

Wyoming State Archives

Online Digital Map Collection
http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/
Research/Maps/OnLineMap.asp