American History in Video  Connect to American History in Video
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
  1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
  2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
  3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)

A collection of videos available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.

The current release now provides 4,163 videos, with videos from new partners Newsreel Films and Documentary Educational Resources, additional PBS and The History Channel titles, archival footage from NASA and NARA, additional Universal Newsreel, and much more, equaling approximately 1,027 hours.

Coverage: from the discovery of the Americas to the late 20th century
Personalization: Click the “Sign in to save playlists or clips” link. You can create playlists—themed collections of materials. Do this by clicking on the “Create a Playlist” link. Your playlists can contain whole videos, tracks, segments (clips) and/or other items such as links to any URL. You can annotate, edit, copy, share playlists, and all playlists contain their own unique static URL. The My Playlists tab contains your personal playlists and they are visible only to you.
Permitted Uses: Terms of use
Help: Click on “Help.” For further assistance, Ask the Library.
Related Resources: Databases for History
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: Alexander Street Press, LLC

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 05/15/14