List of best history databases, chosen by University librarians.
A portal of world, American and Virginia history links.
Search online Middle East databases.
View a multimedia research tool devoted to the world's fair held in Italy.
View an interactive presentation of fieldwork research, including artifacts, essays, photographs, a timeline and other resources explaining the history, landscape, belief, folklife, and work of the Sichuan region.
United States History
3D re-creations, records, and historical resources, including court and public records, essays and newspapers.
Documentary archive and transcription project, including maps, court records, letters and images.
Letters written to Washington, as well as letters and documents written by him, are being published in the complete edition that will consist of approximately 90 volumes.
The Project was established in 1956 to publish annotated volumes of the correspondence and writings of James Madison, the Virginia statesman most often remembered for his public service as "Father of the Constitution" and as fourth U.S. president.
The life, letters and legacy of Dolley Madison.
The Rotunda Founders Early Access project makes available for the first time thousands of unpublished documents from our nation's founders in a free online resource.
An exhibit featuring the story behind the Declaration of Independence, from its first printing to popular nineteenth-century facsimiles.
Two editions of the Journals of Lewis and Clark; the published journal of Patrick Gass, a member of the Corps of Discovery; and the catalog of George Catlin's "Indian Gallery," painted on his travels with William Clark from 1830-1834.
Early volumes related to westward exploration before and after the Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's Corps of Discovery. Many of the volumes are extensively illustrated, and all are housed in U.Va. Library's Special Collections.
The Geography of Slavery in Virginia is a digital collection of advertisements for runaway and captured slaves and servants in 18th- and 19th-century Virginia newspapers.
Between 1820 and 1865, more than 3,700 African Americans from Virginia emigrated to Liberia. Some went eagerly, others left reluctantly in exchange for freedom. In 1847, they helped establish the first African republic. Their stories illustrate meanings of race, citizenship, and nationhood in the early American republic that still resonate today.
Thousands of letters and diaries, newspapers, speeches, and census and church records detail life in two communities on opposing sides of the Civil War.
A documentary film series and website.
A digital archive of maps, photographs, manuscripts, newspapers, public documents and other media.
A study of race in Charlottesville: newspapers, oral histories, maps, census data, images.
Files and summaries, primary documents, oral history, essays, applications and more.
An exhibit website. Northern women of different races and faiths traveled to Mississippi to develop relationships with their southern peers and to create bridges of understanding across regional, racial, and class lines.
Special Collections takes a look at illicit drugs, Woodstock, hippies and protests.
Surveys the history of the American circus over a 150-year period. It promotes serious scholarly research of the significant role the circus played in the growth of American society and popular culture.
Examine state and county topics for individual census years, over time, or generate map data.
Library resources for history research.
A public radio program that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today.
In addition to a short history, kids can enjoy a U.Va. trivia game, coloring pages, word scramble and a crossword puzzle
An electronic exhibition that documents continuity and change in the various University communities who have called the Academical Village home since 1895.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are highly detailed city plans providing researchers with a wealth of information about urban change in American cities during the first half of the 20th century.
All The Hoos in Hooville: 175 Years of Life at the University of Virginia
Famous and infamous U.Va. characters, traditions and athletics highlight this online exhibit.
The events, individuals, and experiences that have contributed to the history of women at U.Va