The American Presidency Project was established in 1999 as a collaboration between John T. Woolley & Gerhard Peters at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The archives contain 110,633 documents related to the study of the Presidency.
The CIA’s collection of presidential briefing products written during the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford presidential administrations. This large-scale release of The President’s Intelligence Checklists (PICLs) [an acronym pronounced “pickles”] and The President’s Daily Briefs (PDBs) includes almost 2,500 documents exclusively written for the president each day except Sunday. They summarized the day-to-day intelligence and analysis on current and future national security issues.
DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format.
A database of fugitives from North American slavery. With the advent of newspapers in the American colonies, enslavers posted “runaway ads” to try to locate fugitives. Additionally, jailers posted ads describing people they had apprehended in search of the enslavers who claimed the fugitives as property. The ads ultimately preserved the details of individual lives--their personality, appearance, and life story. Taken collectively, the ads constitute a detailed, concise, and rare source of information about the experiences of enslaved people. Choose Search to see ads.
Explore 1963: The Struggle for Civil Rights to learn the inside story of key events in civil rights history. By examining primary source material from the Kennedy Library, you can enter into the tumultuous year of 1963, and discover civil rights history through the words and actions of the people who lived it. As you listen to press conferences, examine letters from civil rights leaders and US citizens of all ages, see photographs of protests and the violence that ensued, and view film footage of the peaceful March on Washington, you will witness the complexity of this historical period, including the variety of perspectives and attitudes that existed at that time.