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Historical Collections

American Broadsides and Ephemera 
American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1, 1760-1900, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. Subjects of these broadsides range from contemporary accounts of the Civil War, unusual occurrences and natural disasters to official government proclamations, tax bills and town meeting reports. Featuring many rare items, the pieces of ephemera include clipper ship sailing cards, early trade cards, bill heads, theater and music programs, stock certificates, menus and invitations documenting civic, political and private celebrations. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
American Memory: Historical Collections from the National Digital Library 
American Memory: Historical Collections from the National Digital Library, produced by The Library of Congress National Digital Library, is a digital collection of primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. American Memory offers digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures and text from historical collections in a broad range of topics, including advertising, African American history, architecture and landscape, cities and towns, culture and folk life, environment and conservation, government and law, immigration and American expansion, literature, maps, Native American history, performing arts and music, Presidents, religion, sports and recreation, technology and industry, war and the military, and women's history. Government and law collections include Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789, A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875, Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860, and papers of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Abraham Lincoln.
American Periodicals 
American Periodicals is a digital collection of American magazines and journals that originated between 1741, when Andrew Bradford's American Magazine and Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine were launched, and 1900. American Periodicals includes over 1,100 periodicals spanning nearly 200 years-from colonial times to the advent of American involvement in World War II. Titles range from America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository, to popular magazines like Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
American State Papers, 1789-1838 
American State Papers, 1789-1838, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of approximately 6280 numbered publications, largely Congressional but also containing Executive Department materials. The American State Papers were originally issued from 1832-1861 in 38 folio volumes organized in ten classes: I Foreign Relations in six volumes; II Indian Affairs in two volumes; III Finance in five volumes; IV Commerce and Navigation in two volumes; V Military Affairs in seven volumes; VI Naval Affairs in four volumes; VII Post-office Department in one volume; VIII Public Lands in eight volumes; IX Claims in one volume; and X Miscellaneous in two volumes. Also available through American Memory. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Archive of Americana 
The Archive of Americana is a set of comprehensive digital collections of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government publications and ephemera including American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1, 1760-1900, Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800; Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819; America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922; American State Papers, 1789-1838; U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980; House and Senate Journals, Series I, 1789-1817; and Senate Executive Journals, Series I, 1789-1866. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Early American Imprints 
Early American Imprints, Series I, Evans, 1639-1800 and Early American Imprints, Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819, components of the Archive of Americana, are digital collections of books, pamphlets and broadsides issued in America from 1639 to 1819. Early American Imprints, Series I is based on the American Bibliography by Charles Evans and the Supplement to Charles Evans’ American Bibliography by Roger P. Bristol. Early American Imprints, Series II is based on American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801-1819 by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker. Early American Imprints is also available in microfiche: Early American Imprints, First Series, 1639-1800 (Lamont Microforms Microfiche W 2571) and Early American Imprints, Second Series, 1801-1819 (Lamont Microforms Microfiche W 4532). Early American Imprints provides for simple and advanced searching, and for browsing by a variety of subject terms, genre, author, and printer and publisher. Searchable, OCR-generated ASCII text is associated with each page image. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Early English Books Online 
Early English Books Online (EEBO) is a digital collection of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 covering a broad range of subjects such as literature, history, music, art, linguistics and religion. The EEBO collection is based on titles listed in the Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640 first compiled by A. W. Pollard & G. R. Redgrave and the Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 compiled by Donald Wing, as well as the complete Thomason Tract Collection of pamphlets, books, newspapers and manuscripts issued from 1640-1661 and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Early European Books 
Early European Books (EEB), the counterpart to Early English Books Online (EEBO), is a digital collection of continental texts printed up to 1701 covering a broad range of topics including literature, history, music, art, linguistics and religion. EEB offers full-color, high-resolution facsimile images scanned directly from the original printed sources. Each item in EEB is captured in its entirety, complete with its binding, edges, endpapers, blank pages, and any loose inserts, providing information about the physical characteristics and provenance histories of the original artefact. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
The Early Republic—Critical Editions on the Founding of the United States 
The Early Republic—Critical Editions on the Founding of the United States is a digital collection of primary material documenting the actions, debates, and thoughts of the First Federal Congress and its members. The Early Republic is based on the 17-volume publication Documentary History of the First Federal Congress produced by the First Federal Congress Project and published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Eighteenth Century Collections Online 
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) is a digital collection of over 150,000 books published during the 18th Century in such fields as history and geography, fine arts, social sciences, medicine, science and technology, literature and language and religion and philosophy. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Eighteenth Century Journals 
Eighteenth Century Journals is a selection of rare journals printed between 1714 and 1799 illuminating all aspects of eighteenth century social, political and literary life. Many are ephemeral, lasting only for a handful of issues, others run for several years. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline English Reports 
HeinOnline English Reports provides full-text access to the original bound reprint edition of the English Reports together with the Indexes and Book of Charts. Special navigation tools include the Case Locator, Chart Tool, and Advanced Search. HeinOnline English Reports may be browsed by volume, by index and by the Book of Charts. The English Reports is a 178 volume set containing more than 100,000 early English cases published between 1220 and 1865. The English Reports is not a chronological publication. It is a reprint of hundreds of nominate reports, which are case reporters of specific courts referred to by their creator's name. Each case in the English Reports has two citations, an English Reports citation and a nominative citation. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Law Journal Library 
The HeinOnline Law Journal Library provides access to law reviews and journals. Coverage begins with a journal's first volume but does not usually include its most recent issues. Use the HeinOnline ScholarCheck citator to locate bar journals and law reviews that cite to an article. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Legal Classics 
HeinOnline Legal Classics is a digital collection of many of the most highly regarded works written on the law. The Legal Classics collection is based on titles listed in the Bibliography of Early American Law by Morris L. Cohen. Additional titles have been selected from early British and Commonwealth works as well as from the AALS Law Books Recommended for Libraries. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline U.S. Presidential Library 
The HeinOnline U.S. Presidential Library provides access to a wide variety of sources of Presidential Documents, Messages and Papers, including A Compilation of Messages and Papers of the Presidents compiled by James D. Richardson (Volumes 1-20, 1789-1916, George Washington to Woodrow Wilson); A Compilation of Messages and Papers of the Presidents (New Series) compiled by James D. Richardson (Volumes 1-22, 1789-March 1929, George Washington to Herbert Hoover) and other Presidential sources including Code of Federal Regulations: Title 3 (1936-2001, includes Proclamations, Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents including Administrative Orders and Reorganization Plans); Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States (1789-1989); Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents; Economic Reports of the President; List and Index of Presidential Executive Orders, 1789-1941 edited by Clifford L. Lord; and Presidential Executive Orders edited by Clifford L. Lord (Volumes 1-2, 1862-1938). (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline World Trials Library 
The HeinOnline World Trials Library provides access to transcripts and accounts of trials from around the world. Also included are works that analyze and debate famous trials and biographies of well-known trial lawyers. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
House and Senate Journals, Series I, 1789-1817 
House and Senate Journals, Series I, 1789-1817, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of the Journals of the United States House of Representatives and Senate covering the first 14 Congresses of the United States. The Journals contain the minutes of floor actions noting matters considered and votes and other actions taken. The Journals do not record the actual debates in the House and Senate. The House Journal and Senate Journal (1st-43rd Congress, 1789-1875) are also available through American Memory. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective 
The Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective (ILPR) provides access to over 750 legal periodicals and covers the period 1908-1981. Geographical coverage includes the United States, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland and New Zealand. Also available in print. See Jones & Chipman for coverage from 1786-1922. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Jones & Chipman's Index to Legal Periodical Literature 
Jones & Chipman's Index to Legal Periodical Literature covers the content of about 235 British legal periodicals and 67 Law Report titles from 1786-1922. It is available through 19th Century Masterfile, a collection of indexes covering 19th century periodicals and newspapers. Jones & Chipman is also available in print (coverage includes up to 1937). (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
JSTOR 
JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to the development of a digital library in support of the arts and sciences. JSTOR comprises the full-text of more than 200 academic journals covering a very wide range of disciplines. JSTOR allows browsing by issue and full-text searching by discipline, by individual titles, or of the entire collection. Coverage of a journal begins with its first volume. However, current volumes are embargoed for a period of 1 to 7 years and are unavailable on JSTOR. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Legal Portraits Online 
Legal Portraits Online is a digitized collection of more than 4,000 portrait images of lawyers, jurists, political figures, and legal thinkers dating from the Middle Ages to the late 20th-century drawn from the Harvard Law School Legal Portrait Collection. These prints, drawings and photographs depict legal figures prominent in the Common Law as well as those associated with the Canon and Civil Law traditions.
LLMC Digital 
LLMC Digital, produced by the Law Library Microform Consortium, is a digital collection of both historical and current legal literature and government documents. LLMC Digital includes collections for U.S. federal, state and territorial materials, as well as foreign and international materials. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Making of Modern Law—Legal Treatises 
Making of Modern Law—Legal Treatises is a digital collection of 19th and early-20th century legal treatises compiled largely from Harvard Law School Library Special Collections. Texts were selected by consulting a number of bibliographies, and a few advisors, including David Ferris, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts. Making of Modern Law comprises over 21,000 fully searchable works from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on British Commonwealth and American law, with 14,900 titles from the nineteenth century and 7,100 titles from the years 1900 to 1926. Making of Modern Law covers nearly every aspect of law, encompassing a range of analytical, theoretical, and practical literature, some very rare. The monographs and materials in Legal Treatises include casebooks, local practice manuals, books on legal form, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches. Other contributing libraries included Yale, York University in Toronto, and Columbia University. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Making of Modern Law—Primary Sources 
Making of Modern Law—Primary Sources is a digital collection of state codes, city charters, documents relating to constitutional conventions and other resources in American legal history, covering 1763-1979. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Making of Modern Law—Trials 1600-1926 
Making of Modern Law—Trials 1600-1926 is a digital collection of books and pamphlets, official and unofficial trial documents and materials, legal transcripts, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations from the early seventeenth century to 1926. The materials include not only published trial transcripts, but also popular printed accounts of sensational trials for murder, adultery and other crimes. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Making of Modern Law—U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs 
Making of Modern Law—U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs is a digital collection of more than 350,000 separate documents from over 150,000 Supreme Court cases, covering 1832-1978. Search by keyword, author (counsel or organization), case name, court term year and document filing date, and U.S. Reports citation. U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs is derived from the collections of the Jenkins Memorial Law Library in Philadelphia and Library of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Document types include Appellant's Brief; Appellee's Brief; Application for Review; Application for Writ; Brief in Opposition; Brief of Real Party; Intervenor's Brief; Jurisdictional Statement; Letter Brief; Opposition for Review; Oral Transcript; Petition; Petition for Rehearing; Petitioner's Brief; Petition for Writ of Certiorari; Relator's Brief; Supplement to Petition; and Transcript. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 
Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature is a digital collection of economic literature selected from the collections of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library and the Kress Library of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School along with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from the libraries of Yale University. The Making of the Modern World digital collection focuses on economics as well as such related topics as political science, history and sociology and includes special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Nineteenth Century Masterfile 
Nineteenth Century Masterfile provides access to historical research prior to 1925. Nineteenth Century Masterfile brings together over 60 subject indexes to periodicals, newspapers, books, U.S. and U.K. government documents, and U.S. patents. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Senate Executive Journal 
Senate Executive Journals, 1789-1980, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of the Executive Journal of the United States Senate covering the 1st Congress through the first session of the 39th Congress. The Executive Journal records Senate executive proceedings related to the confirmation of Presidential nominees and consenting to treaties. The Senate Executive Journal is also available through American Memory. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
U.S. Congressional Serial Set 
The U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of reports, documents and journals of U.S. Congress. The U.S. Congressional Serial Set constitutes an incomparably rich collection of primary source material on all aspects of American history. Use this resource for researching political history, military history, explorations, social history, ethnic history, genealogy, cultural history, international relations, commerce and industrial development. The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is available on microfiche. The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is also available through American Memory. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)

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