Containing 14 chapters and nearly 700 maps, the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States was first published
in 1932. This wonderful resource, the product of the Digital Scholarship Lab, is available online at http://dsl.richmond.edu/historicalatlas
Colleges, Universities, and Churches, 1775-1890
Industries and Transportation, 1620-1931
There's a lot here, so be sure to set aside time to learn what the collection offers, then do your homework and make a research list to you can get the most from this wonderful resource.
Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation
will give four talks about researching family histories in Ireland. Explore new techniques and approaches for your personal family
Chicago: From trading post to global city
Check out the pictographic history of Chicago highlights set up by CNN.com
Incorporated as a city on March 4, 1837, here's what Chicago looked like in its early days.
This is Lake Street, a major downtown east-west thoroughfare.
The picture wasn't dated but my guess, based on the women's dresses, is that the picture is from just before the 1871 fire.