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Digital Public Library of America: Digital Public Library of America

What is the DPLA?

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. 

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Collections at the DPLA

Visit the Digital Public Library of America to search their collections!  


Here are a few of their collections to pique your interest...

A History of US Public Libraries

Activism in the US

America during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

America's Great Depression and Roosevelt's New Deal

American Aviatrixes: Women with Wings

Best Foot Forward: The Shoe Industry in Massachusetts

Boom and Bust: The Industries That Settled Montana

Bread and Roses Strike of 1912: Two Months in Lawrence, Massachusetts, that Changed Labor History

Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

Children in Progressive-Era America

From Colonialism to Tourism: Maps in American Culture

Georgia's Home Front: World War II

Golden Age of Radio in the US

History of Survivance: Upper Midwest 19th-Century Native American Narratives

In Focus: The Evolution of the Personal Camera

Indomitable Spirits: Prohibition in the United States

Leaving Europe: A new life in America

Patriotic Labor: America during World War I

Prisoners at Home: Everyday Life in Japanese Internment Camps

Quack Cures and Self-Remedies: Patent Medicine

Race to the Moon

Recreational Tourism in the Mountain West

Roosevelt's Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps

Staking Claims: The Gold Rush in Nineteenth-Century America

The Boston Sports Temples

The Show Must Go On! American Theater in the Great Depression

This Land Is Your Land: Parks and Public Spaces

Torn in Two: Mapping the American Civil War

Tragedy in the New South: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank

Urban Parks in the United States

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