For the OU Community (requires 4x4 login)
- Godey's Ladys BookProvides access to Godey's Lady's Book from 1830-1898, a publication intended for American women. Covers topics such as fashion, mineralogy, handcrafts, dance, health and hygiene, recipes, and remedies.
- HarpWeek, 1857-1912Directly experience the richness and historical significance of Harper’s Weekly, America's leading 19th century illustrated newspaper.
- London Low LifeFull-text and color digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to the 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.
- Nineteenth Century Collections OnlineThe British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture module of NCCO features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores.
- North American Women's Letters and DiariesContains diaries, letters and biographies of women from the Colonial Period through 1950.
- Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic NovelsFocuses on adult comic books and graphic novels, from the first underground comix in the 1960s to modern graphic novels. The collection contains over 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, in addition to over 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles.
On the Open Web
- Library of Congress Digital CollectionsDigitized material on all topics from the Library of Congress's collection.
- Baseball CardsOver 2,000 early baseball cards dating from 1887 to 1914, from the Library of Congress's collection. Sadly, they do not have Honus Wagner or Babe Ruth.
- Buttolph Collection of MenusOver 17,000 digitized menus from mainly New York City restaurants, clubs, and special events, going back to the 1850s.
- Century of the Child: Growing by DesignTraces the history of childhood through products designed for - and art objects about - children since 1900.
- Cigarette CardsCigarette cards were similar to baseball and other trading cards, and could be on any subject: movie stars, sports teams, life in the British colonies, varieties of freshwater fish. The New York Public Library collection contains almost 50,000 of these cards.
- Circus Collection (mid-19th century-1940)Over 800 items, including photographs, posters, and programs pertaining to dozens of American and foreign circuses and showmen.
- Harry Houdini Scrapbook CollectionA fascinating collection of 10 scrapbooks owned by the legendary escape artist Harry Houdini. Included are playbills, theater programs, clippings, photographs, prints, correspondence, and other materials dating from ca. 1850 to the 1920s on the history of magic and the spiritualist movement.
- Magic Posters and Playbills CollectionSelected visual images from the Ransom Center's Harry Houdini collection and Magicians collection pertaining to magicians and the history of magic from 1750 to 1920.
- Public Domain ReviewAn online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas.
- The SifterA tool for finding and comparing historical and contemporary writing on food and food-related topics.