American Memory  Connect to American Memory
Also known as: American Memory Project, Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Access: Freely available Internet database

American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.

The main page offers:

  • Collection Finder - select collections to search by various criteria, such as name, time, place, and original format
  • Search - search for items across all collections
  • Learning Page - teaching and learning with American Memory

It also features “Today in History.”

Coverage: 1400s to the present
Permitted Uses: Copyright & Restrictions
Help: For further assistance, Ask the Library.
Software Requirements: How to View provides information on special viewers to see and hear these historical materials.
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: The Library of Congress

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

Last modified: 05/15/14