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American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library

"American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning."


"The web's premier collection of original military records."

"Free access to the Constitutional Convention Papers, Continental Congress Papers, George Washington Correspondence, Lincoln Assassination Papers, Pennsylvania Archives, and American Milestone Documents. Click "Original Documents"; search the list of collections on the resulting page for the word "free"."