CW LMC OPAC
Books in the CWLMC
American Memory Collection
The American Memory Collection from the Library of Congress provides access to images, audio files, videos, maps and sheet music that demonstrate the American experience.
The Smithsonian Museum, founded in 1846, consists of 19 museums and galleries, a zoo, and research facilities. The museum and gallery websites feature digital collections and information on physical collections covering art, science and history.
Access Pennsylvania Digital Repository
This digital repository features local and state history from schools, colleges and universities, libraries and museums.
Search over 7.4 million records with 568,100 images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian's museums, archives & libraries.
Historical documents from ancient to modern times
Databases and online sources for finding historical newspapers - This is pathfinder from Bowling Green U - you only have access to free websites.
A collection of information about Women's suffrage and the women's movement in general from the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership
PBS site about two leaders in Women's Rights, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
An online exhibit from the National Women's History Museum
Slavery and Abolition
A PBS site with plentiful resources on abolition and slavery
Library of Congress site about the Abolition movement includes primary sources, has links to other related topics too
Site from Yale University about the topic, including online documents and teacher resources
A site from the NYC public library about women in prisons from the Women's Prison Association's records
The history of a prison that was the vanguard of prison reform in the 19th century
The prison in Colonial Williamsburg gives a good idea what prisons were like before reform.
Gilder Lehrman site about the history of education, including the reform movement of the 1800s.
Oregon State University site about different eras in American education
PBS site about education reform including profiles on some of the key reformers
Site from Annenberg Media about a type of factory system used in America during the early Industrial Revolution
Library of Congress primary sources and teacher's guide about the Industrial Revolution
Site on someone known as the "father of the Industrial Revolution"
Goodreads list of popular books from the 1800s
University of Buffalo english department published overview of literature during this period
Yale University Library pathfinder (!) about literature
Religion, Second Great Awakening, Transcendentalism
Gilder-Lehrman Insitute of American History resources
National Humanities Center essay about religious movements of the time period
Essay from the Thoreau reader about trancendentalism
Mormons and Utopian Movements
A Nation Grows Part 1790-1860
You and a partner will research one of the following topics in
This project is meant to be informative but also fun, so feel free to be creative in getting your information across. You will need to have your information properly organized and submit a 2 page, typed paper, with a bibliography to me. You must use a minimum of 3 sources; one must be a book. Each topic will have its own guideline sheet with specific required information. You will also need to prepare some sort of informative handout for the class (notes, tri-fold, fill in the blank as you present, open outline, etc.—NO WORD SEARCHES OR CROSSWORD PUZZLES!!) When speaking about particular place, be sure to point them out on a map at some point (which could be part of the handout or visual)
Be sure to make sure your project covers the required information and most of all, have fun with it!
Primary vs Secondary Source video
You will be taken to the Safari Montage site where you will need to utilize your
username and password used to login on CWHS computers
CWLMC Databases and other links
Conrad Weiser LMC site
Click here for videos
Use your CW login and password