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Bernard Bailyn, Director




General Websites

The Yale Indian Papers Project has just launched a beta version of its New England Indian Papers Series database, which can be found at www.library.yale.edu/yipp.  Over the next three years, they will be adding over 1400 images of primary source materials with transcriptions and annotations.  

The Americas in the European Imagination


Cultural Readings- Colonization and Print in the Americas

Dry Drunk: The Culture of Tobacco in 17th and 18th century Europe

The Abraham Cowley Text and Image Archive

European Travel Accounts Printed Before 1850

Portrayals of Native Americans

The Renaissance in Print: Travel Narratives

Lewis and Clark: The Maps of Exploration 1507-1814

The Luso-Hispanic World in Maps



Flora and Fauna



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries:Documenting the American SouthWilliam Bartram, 1739-1823

Southern Nature Scientific Views of the Colonial American South


The Black Atlantic, 1500-1825


Resources at Harvard University

Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive

African Diaspora Research Centers

Harriet Tubman Resource Center on the African Diaspora

De Paul Center for Black Diaspora

Black Diaspora Consortium

The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora

Image Databases

The British Museum - Africa

National Maritime Museum

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record

Out of Africa

University of Florida Map & Image Library

Memories of Slavery - Trauma and representation in European and

African art and visual culture 16th –21th century.

Virtual Representation Theory







Augostino Brunias Free Natives of Dominica



Electronic Texts/On-Line Exhibits

Africana Digitization Project

Exploring Africa

The Story of Africa

North American Slave Narratives

Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation

Digital Archaeological Archive of Chesapeake Slavery

Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy

The Geography of Slavery in Virginia

The African Presence in the Americas

Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou

African American Religion in the Atlantic World


 Miscegenation in the Atlantic World

Miscellaneous Links

The Miscegenation Hoax

Pocahontas: The Malleability of Race

Barbara Mann, "Crossed Blood in The Last of the Mohicans"

Mestizaje and Castas

Mestizos y Castas

Ilona Katzew, "Casta Painting: Identity and Social Stratification in Colonial Mexico"

Las castas en Hispanoamerica

Lynne Guitar, "Criollos", from Kacike


Patrick Jung, "French-Indian Intermarriage and the Creation of Metis Society"

Links to Library Collections Related to Metis and First Nations


image of three Black Seminoles

Black Seminoles


casta painting

De Mestizo y D'India, Coyote- Las Castas en Hispanoamerica

Gender Issues in the Atlantic World


H-Women: Discussing Women's History

H-Frauen-L: The Discussion Network on Women and Gender

H-SAWH: Discussing Women and Gender in the US South

WMST-L: Women's Studies

Organizations and Institutions

Schlesinger Library for the History of Women

Radcliffe Institute

National Women's History Museum

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

National Women's History Project (US)


woodcut of Anne Hutchinson

Anne Hutchinson on trial- Women in American History

Archival Sources

Women's Studies: A Research Guide, from the New York Public Library

Archival and Manuscript Collection links, from H-Woman

Sources for Women's History at the IISH, the Netherlands

Archives of the Spanish Government of West Florida: A Series of 18 Bound Volumes of Written Documents Mostly in the Spanish Language, deposited in the Record Room of the 19th Judicial District Court, Baton Rouge, La. This is a little-used collection of probate records, wills, estate inventories, trial records, letters, and personal notes from the 1785 - 1819 period of Spanish West Florida. The records contain a great deal of information of female slaves, and extensive records of a woman named Marie Decoux, who used her husbands estate (while he was still living) to amass one of the more powerful plantation businesses on the Louisiana borderlands. This is a rich archives of untapped resources in gender history.


Digitization Projects

Early Modern French Women Writers, A project of the Electronic Text Research Center, Wilson Library, University of Minnesota

Five College Archives Digital Access Project: women's education at the Five Colleges

Lists of Links

Internet Women's History Sourcebook, from Paul Halsall Internet History Sourcebooks Project, Fordham University

American Women's History: A Research Guide, from Ken Middleton at Middle Tennessee State University

Online Resources about Women, from university of Maryland, Baltimore County, CWIT

Women's Studies Resources, from Women Studies Department, UMBC


Historical Archaeology in the Atlantic World


Archaeology Web Mega-Sites


Archaeology on the Net

L Anthropology and Archaeology Resources

Professional Organizations, Journals, Lists, General

Society for Historical Archaeology

Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology

Southeastern Archaeological Conference


Harvard Materials

Peobody Museum

Tozzer Library

Archaeology in Harvard Yard

New England Archaeology Laboratory

New England Materials

Big Dig Archaeology

Central Artery Tunnel Archaeology Site

Plymouth Colony Archive Project

Other North American Materials

Archaeology at Colonial Williamsburg

William & Mary Center for Archaeological Research

Historic St. Mary's City

Jamestown Rediscovery

Center for Archaeological Investigations, SIU, Carbondale

National Park Service Archaeological Sites in the US Southeast and the Caribbean

Santa Elena and Charles Fort, SC

Florida Museum of Natural History

-Florida Archaeology
-Historical Archaeology
-South Florida Archaeology

Old Mobile Archaeology


Columbus era table ware - Florida Museum of Natural History


sewing tools, Winslow site - Plymouth Colony Archive Project

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caltrop from the artifacts collection

African American Materials

African-American Archaeology Newsletter

Black Loyalists in Canada Website

National Park Service African American Heritage Site

Fort Mose

Plantation Slavery at Dog River, University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies

Slave Dwellings at Mt. Vernon

Carter's Grove Slave Quarters

African American Archaeology in Alexandria, Va.

Canadian Materials

Archaeology Canada from Canadian Museum of Civilization

Canadian Archaeological Association

Artefacts Canada

Nova Scotia Archaeology Web Site

Colony of Avalon

Castle Frederick Project

Caribbean Materials

Caribbean Sites on the Internet

International Association for Caribbean Archaeology

Journal of Caribbean Archaeology

Kacike - Journal of Caribbean Amerindian History and Anthropology

Port Royal Project

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chamber pot -
Port Royal Project

African Archaeology

Archaeology Africa

Art and Archaeology of Africa, from Columbia University

UNESCO Site - Coast Castles

Kingdom of Benin Exhibit, Smithsonian

Akan Goldweights Site from the University of Indiana



The Missionary Enterprise: Sources for the Christian Missions in the Atlantic World


General Mission and Missionary Information (Cross-Denominational)

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic

Religion in Newfoundland and Labrador

Divining America

Cultural Readings-Religion &Print

Protestant Missions and Missionaries

Moravian Mission Record in University Of Maryland Libraries

Moravians in Georgia

Ohio Historical Society pages on Zeisberger, etc.

Moravian Mission in Labrador

Bancroft Library, John Eliot's bible, Mass. Psalter

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Baptism in Schuylkill River, 1770
Religion and the founding of the American Republic

Catholic Church

Jesuit Relations Online at Le Moyne College, Syracuse

Jesuit Missionary Collection, Yale

Hispanic and Portuguese World, "Encounters in America," Library of Congress

Les Archives du Seminaire de Quebec

National Archives of Canada

Maryland Missions, Georgetown Library Special Collections

Jesuit Plantation Project, Georgetown University

California Missions Studies Association

Santa Barbara Mission Archives Library

Mission 2000 Database

Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin

Catholic Archives of Texas

Scholes Collection, Tulane University

New Spain On-Line Exhibit

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Hernando Cortés and the Spanish Soldiers Confront the Indians - Hispanic and Portuguese World

Indigenous Religion and Mythology

Borgia Codex

Aztex Codices

Iroquois Creation Myth

Temple Mayor Site


The Uses of Cartography in Atlantic History


General Background and Professional Resources

MapHist email discussion group on the history of cartography

Historical Geography Specialty Group

Association of American Geographers

Lists of Links

The Mercator Globes Harvard Map Collection

Odden's Bookmarks

Map History/History of Cartography

Borchert Map Library - University of Minnesota

Bodley Map Links

Osshe Historical & Cultural Atlas Resource


early map of California

Granata Nova et California, 1603 - Alderman Library, University of Virginia

Exhibitions and Sample Holdings

The University of Georgia Libraries - Hargrett Library

The University of Texas at Austin - Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

The Ryhiner Collection

Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands

Library of Congress, American Memory Map Collections:

Military Campaign Maps

Map Collections, 1544-1996

Jim Siebold's Map Pages

Maps of the Pimeria: Early Cartography of the Southwest from the University of Arizona Library Map Collection

James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota

Yale University Library Map Collection Online Exhibits

New York State Historical Maps

The Map Case- Bodleian Library

Historic Maps of USA

The "Percy Map"

Maps of Spain from the Enggass Collection

John Mitchell's Map The Irony of Empire

The Cartographic Creation of New England

The Columbus Letter

An Exhibition of Maps and Navigational Instruments, Alderman Library, University of Virginia

The Earth and the Heavens - The British Library exhibitions

Mapping the Early Modern World - The Folger Institute

Le Antiche Carte Geografiche

The Portuguese in the United States: A Cartographic Perspective

Vision of Empire, Mapping Virginia



  © 2009 by The President and Fellows of Harvard College. Created January 16, 1998; last revised February 24, 2011.