Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.
Drawing on Princeton University’s exceptional collections and curatorial and academic expertise, the Blue Mountain Project is a digital thematic research collection of art, music and literary periodicals published between 1848, the year of the European Revolutions, and 1923.
Contains online exhibits on a variety of subjects, including the only surviving manuscript of the first book of Milton's Paradise Lost, a volume of Oscar Wilde's manuscripts and letters, "picture letters" by Beatrix Potter, excerpts of the diaries of important figures from the 17th to the 20th centuries, and more.
A rich resource of streaming media that covers a diverse range of subjects, including interviews with musicians and sports figures, recordings from the early 1900s, oral histories of Vietnam War veterans, folk music, American English dialects, and personal narratives from the September 11, 2001 Documentary Project.