Links I Like

Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1876

The Free Library of Philadelphia has a wonderful website on the exhibition (world’s fair, more or less) held in Fairmount Park to celebrate the nation’s 100th birthday. The map showing the layout and buildings is especially nice.

Inventions of Note

MIT’s library has compiled a collection of old sheet music on the theme of technology. The music is in the public domain, ready for your performances, and the site has links to related collections.

Historical Picture Collections

The University of San Diego history department has compiled this list of sites with historical photographs.

Library of Congress

The flagship library in the country sets the standards for on-line history exhibits and resources. Be sure to look through the American Memory section.

Center for History and New Media

This is worth perusing, particularly if you are a History & Politics major. The Center for History & New Media at George Mason University is at the forefront of integrating digital technologies into the practice of history. Those of you interested in the history of science, technology, and industry should take a look at the center’s “Echo” project (

History of Capitalism

Historian Colleen Dunlavy at the University of Wisconsin has put together a useful website on a lot of my favorite scholarly topics (technology, business, industry). See particularly the Archives section with its links to directories of archives in the United States, Britain, France, and Germany. Graduate students should especially benefit.


  • Drexel University • College of Arts & Sciences • History & Politics • My H&P Page

  • Department of History & Politics, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875 •