Historical context and ideas for integrating individual digital collections of primary sources into instruction.
- American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936: Images from the University of Chicago Library (Summary and Teaching Resources) Over 4,500 photographs document the natural environment, ecology and plant communities in the United States during this period.
- Atlantic World: American and the Netherlands (Summary Only)
- Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897-1916 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Seven films in the collection capture the devastation resulting from the 1906 earthquake and fires that followed.
- The Evolution of the Conservation Movement: 1850-1920 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Explore the history of the conservation movement.
- Map Collections (Summary and Teaching Resources) Be sure to visit the Conservation and Environment Maps page.
- Mapping the National Parks (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection of approximately 200 maps dating from the 17th century to the present documents the history, culture, and geological formations of areas that eventually became United States National Parks.
- Tending the Commons: Folk life and Landscape in Southern West Virginia (Summary Only) Explore the Big Coal River Valley environment.
- Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Photographs by artists like William Henry Jackson document both the natural landscape and the industrial development that altered it.
- Voices from the Dust Bowl: the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, 1940-1941 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Students can research the agricultural conditions that led to the Dust Bowl.