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Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives Plus
Check out the useful database that was recently added to the list of Hennepin County Library’s Databases A-Z. and to the History & Biography Subject Guide. Select from one of its highlighted collections or from the top menu bar, “Fold3 History and Genealogical Archives”—select from one of its archive collections: African American, Holocaust, Native American, Revolutionary War, U.S. Bureau of Investigations Case File, or World War II.
 
posted Mar 20, 2014 by JoEllen H. Category: History/Biography

Ancient Manuscripts now online
The Vatican Library and the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library have announced that 1.5 million pages of ancient manuscripts from the Vatican’s collections are now available online! The depth of both libraries is exceptional. Bodleian Library opened its doors in 1602 and is working to bring over 90,000 texts from its research library online. The projects provide keyword searching and exciting access to these ancient and beautiful writings.
 
posted Dec 6, 2013 by JoEllen Haugo Category: History/Biography

Minnesota Discovery Center: Iron Range Research Center
Iron Range Research Center is an important repository of northern Minnesota history. It is open and available to the public. Their collections include books, archival and manuscript materials, maps, audiovisual, photographs, local and regional local history and government information for northern Minnesota.
 
posted Jul 17, 2013 by JoEllen H. Category: History/Biography

Need help on finding primary sources?
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has been launched! The DPLA was launched on April 18, 2013 and currently offers about three million digital images, books, maps, archival collections available for retrieval by keyword searching. Organizations including the National Archives, the New York Public Library and the Smithsonian are partners in this endeavor along with our own Minnesota Reflections Digital Library.

Looking for an interview with Malcolm X? Dennis Banks? Lena Horne? Or an interview with Pete Seeger? Large and small repositories from around the country have made their digitized resources accessible by the click of a mouse. Check out this new portal into America’s rich history.
 
posted Apr 20, 2013 by JoEllen H. Category: History/Biography

Class of Civilizations
Cover Art Interested in world politics since 1989 and on into the 21st Century? Pick-up or download books by Samuel Huntington's "Clash of civilizations and the remaking of the world order" or Gideon Rachman's "Zero-sum future: American power in an age of anxiety" or Noam Chomsky's "How the world works." These are some of the leading commentators on the jockeying and jostling between world powers who identify challenges and provide insight into the world's political future. Interested in more? Try using the subject heading: World politics -- 1989-
 
posted Mar 19, 2013 by JoEllen H. Category: History/Biography


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