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Aviation History – Digital Collections & Articles on Aviation, Free Online

1. Documents on the Berlin Airlift of 1948, at the Truman Presidential Library. 2. “Airplane Passenger Service of Today” Article in “Scientific American” magazine, August 1919. 3. American Air Museum in Britain: An interactive online archive of images and information. 4. Wright Brothers’ Aircraft Patents 1903-1906, with drawings. Images at the Library of Congress. 5. “Future …

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Characteristics of a Historian – Historians’ Skills – Qualities of a Historian

Writing of the essential characteristics, skills or qualities needed by a historian, digital historian and teacher T. Mills Kelly wrote that, “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 …

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New Feature at Century Past Library Adds Many Thousands of Books

The Century Past Library has a great new feature for the New Year. I’ll tell you what it is below but first, the background. The Internet Archive has a collection called “Books to Borrow” that contains about 1.2 million books still in copyright. These are much more recent publications than the Internet Archive’s even larger …

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Railroad History – U.S. Railroad Digital Collections

Railroad history digital collections. Links to 5 varied digital collections for railroads in the 19th and early 20th centuries, mainly in the U.S.   1. U.S. Railroad maps, 1828 to 1900   2. Railroad Periodicals; 19th Century through 1930. 90 titles   3. Railroad Transportation & Operations Online Book Collection at Century Past Library   …

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