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Adrienne Meier


Adrienne Meier - Adrienne is the librarian for History. She is available to help with research questions for all history classes. To ask a question or to schedule an appointment, write to her at

For information on world and American history, see the resources below.

Below are useful and trustworthy websites on history topics:

U.S. History | Northwest History | Library of Congress National Archives | World History

U.S. History

Northwest History

  • History Link The Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History, funded by the State of Washington and MOHAI
  • Northwest Digital Archives The holdings of many local archives, including SPU, the University of Washington and the City of Seattle, hosted by the Orbis Cascade Alliance

Library of Congress

  • American Memory The Library of Congress' digital collection, covering many aspects of American history, including advertising, art, literature, immigration, religion, sports, and technology. African American and women's history is also highlighted
  • Chronicling America A collection of historic newspapers dating from 1836-1922 and covering most major cities in the United States. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress
  • National Jukebox Musical recordings issued by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1900 and 1925, including band music, ragtime, opera and tunes from musical theater, all playable through the browser window

National Archives

World History

  • 20 Years After: Life Beyond Communism in Central and Eastern Europe A special report website that reports on event in the formerly communist countries of Easter Europe and the former USSR, created by Transitions, a Czech Republic non-profit
  • A Vision of Britain through Time A digital collection organized around geography that contains information about places in Britain. The information includes material on employment and poverty; industry; social structure; census reports; and travel writing. Hosted by the University of Portsmouth
  • European History Primary Sources An index of scholarly websites that contain digitized primary sources on the history of Europe. Hosted by the European University Institute
  • Expeditions & Discoveries Hosted by Harvard Libraries, describes over 40 scientific explorations that took place in the 19th century
  • Global Gateway Portal to the Library of Congress's digital international collections and resources
  • Holocaust Encyclopedia Hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, contains articles on the Holocaust, the Third Reich, victims, resistance and the aftermath of the Holocaust
  • Institute of Historical Research Hosted by the University of London, a source for links and information on British and European history, including primary sources
  • Islamic Heritage Project A digital collection of Islamic manuscripts, maps and published texts. Most of the documents are primary sources and cover topics such as law, science, history, geography, literature, philosophy and calligraphy, along with some biographies. Hosted by Harvard University
  • Making the History of 1989 Hosted by the German Historical Institute of Washington DC and the National Endowment for the Humanities, contains information on the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, including primary sources
  • Map History / History of Cartography Created and maintained by the head of the British Library's Map Library, gives information about and images of early maps (pre-1800), and also contains information on maps in general
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage The official site of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, with material on the Holocaust
  • New Zealand Electronic Text Centre Hosted by the Victoria University of Wellingon Library, a collection of digitzed images, books, manuscripts and journals on New Zealand and Pacific Island history and culture
  • Portugese Culture A digital collection of English-language materials on the history of Portugal, with emphasis on the age of exploration. Hosted by the National Library of Portugal
  • World Digital Library Funded by UNESCO, features scanned primary documents from a variety of countries