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Training School for Wives and Mothers from "The Church in the Southern Black Community" Collection  the Deliverance by Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow from The "Library of Southern Literature" Collection  Fight or Buy Bonds: Third Liberty Loans by Howard Chandler Christy from the "North Carolinians and the Great War" Collection  Portrait of Frederick Douglass from the autobiography Life and Times of Frederick Douglass from "The North American Slave Narratives" Collection  Letter from the Robert March Hanes papers from the "North Carolina Experience"  Collection 

Resources for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University Library Manuscripts Department (

The Manuscripts Department includes the Southern Historical Collection, which is well known for its materials from the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction eras; the Southern Folklife Collection, one of the nation's strongest collections of American folk music and popular culture, and the University Archives, which is the official repository for the administrative records of our nation's oldest public university. These websites contain online exhibits and finding aids and information about visiting the collection.

The University Library North Carolina Collection (

The North Carolina Collection contains over 250,000 published items related to North Carolina, including city and county newspapers, fiction and nonfiction books, broadsides, maps, pamphlets, directories, and other materials, and more than half a million photographs and artifacts. This website includes some online resources as well as information about visiting the collection.

The University Library Rare Book Collection (

The Rare Book Collection, in addition to its general holdings, offers three special collections focusing on diverse aspects of Southern Americana. The Wilmer Civil War Novel Collection is an unparalleled collection of early American Civil War fiction; the Confederate Imprint Collection extends far beyond the titles used in "The Southern Homefront"; and the Southern Pamphlet Collection includes print material on wide-ranging topics such race, education, labor, and tourism.

The Center for the Study of the American South

The Center for the Study of the American South seeks to encourage teaching about, research on and service to the South at UNC-Chapel Hill. Component programs include the Southern Oral History Program and publication of the journal, Southern Cultures. This site provides an overview of events, activities, and programs sponsored by the Center.

Web Resources Related to Southern Americana

Library of Congress American Memory (

American Memory is the Library of Congress's gateway to primary source documents on American history and culture. There are hundreds of collections available online: use the Collection Finder to begin your search.

North Carolina ECHO (Exploring Cultural Heritage Online) (

NC ECHO is “the World Wide Web’s doorway to the special collections of North Carolina’s libraries, archives, historic sites and other cultural institutions.” This site allows users to search an online directory of the cultural repositories of the state and to browse online collections from multiple repositories.

The Valley of the Shadow (

The Valley Project is a digital archive of primary sources that document the lives of residents of two counties, one Northern and one Southern during the Civil War: August County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. This website offers thousands of diaries and letters, newspapers, maps, and other materials.

Southern Manuscript Sermons before 1800: A Bibliographic Database, General Editor, Michael A. Lofaro

This fully searchable, electronic version of the annotated bibliography published by the Newfound Press of the University of Tennessee Libraries is the first guide to the early manuscript sermons of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. It contains entries for over 1600 sermons by over 100 different ministers of eight denominations.

Guide to African-American Documentary Resources in North Carolina

This guide was produced by the North Carolina African-American Archives Group, edited by Timothy Pyatt, and published by the University of Virginia Press. This site is an electronic publication of the guide, and helps researchers locate important resources for the study of African Americans available at different North Carolina libraries and cultural institutions.

Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library at Duke University (

Duke Univserity has an extensive collection of books and manuscript materials related to the history and culture of the American South. In particular, Duke holds collections of Confederate imprints, Civil War regimental histories, and southern broadsides. This site provides access to a few online exhibits, information about visiting the collection, and their online "Guide to Civil War Materials."

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

The Center, located at the University of Mississippi, promotes scholarship on every aspect of southern culture. It publishes books on the south, including the Encyclopedia of the Southern Culture. This site offers links to a variety of resources about the south.

The American Civil War Homepage (

This site, which is updated regularly, compiles and organizes links to other web pages about the Civil War.

The United States Civil War Center(

This site, hosted by Louisiana State University, offers online exhibits, statistics, research tips, and numerous links to other web sites on the Civil War era.

Educational Sites

Library of Congress American Memory Learning Page (

The Learning Page is American Memory's education page. It includes lesson plans, summaries of collections, ideas for classroom activities, professional development opportunities, and more.

National Archives and Records Administration Digital Classroom

The National Archives and Records Administration Digital Classroom web site contains numerous lesson plans with relevant documents, professional development opportunities, tips on teaching with documents, and worksheets for analyzing primary source documents.

Edsitement (

Edsitement offers "the best of the Humanities on the Web." The site, created by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Marco Polo Education Foundation and the National Trust for the Humanities contains links to high quality educational web sites, helpful hints for using the Internet in the classroom, and professional development opportunities.

History Matters (

History Matters is designed for high school and college history teachers, but if offers excellent information to all teachers. The site includes a section on how to use primary sources, as well as an exhaustive list of links to other history web sites, primary documents, examples of student work on the Internet, and more.