Books


Aviation history; 9 articles & digital collections

1. Documents on the Berlin Airlift of 1948, at the Truman Presidential library   2. “Airplane Passenger Service of Today”, Article in Scientific American, August 1919   3. American Air Museum in Britain   4. Wright Brothers’ Patents, filed 1903. Images online at Library of Congress   5. “Future of TransAtlantic Flight”. 1919 Article looking […]


19th Century Railroads in the U.S.: 6 Digital Collections

1. U.S. Railroad maps, 1828 to 1900   2. Immigration, railroads & the west: digital resources   3. Railroad transportation online book collection   4. Railroad engineering & operations online book book collection   5. California State Railroad Museum Library digital collection   6. The Transcontinental Railroad; history of railroad technology    


5 Vintage Postcard Collections

1. 450 Postcards of the U.S. Northwest 1898-1978   2. “Greetings from the Fatherland”: German Postcards & History 1914-1945   3. 500 Postcards from Cuba, beginning about 1900   4. 500 World War I Postcards   5. 5,500 Postcards from the early 20th century. Browse by State    


7 State Historical Society Journals

1. Hawaiian Journal of History 1967 to 2014   2. Kansas Historical Quarterly, from the State Historical Society; 1931-1977   3. Missouri Historical Review; 1906-2005   4. Ohio History Journal; 1886-2003   5. Rhode Island History Journal; 1942 – 2010   6. New-York Historical Society Quarterly; 1917 to 1980   7. Pennsylvania History; 1934 -2009 […]


5 Online Map Collections

  1. Hundreds of historic online maps for 48 U.S. states     2. 3,200 Historic maps in John Carter Brown Library collection     3. Historical maps online at U of Illinois: 400 years in the Old Northwest     4. Maps of Louisiana Territory: Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase     5. Historical […]


Characteristics of Historical Thinking

“Almost every historian has his or her own personal list of the characteristics of historical thinking, but abilities that come up again and again are: 1. The ability to tell the difference between a primary and a secondary source. 2. The ability to “source the source”; that is, figure out who created the source, when […]