American academic specialist Eric Sandeen from the University of Wyoming has shared with you this unique collection of websites. Special focus is on audio, video files and podcasts. Enjoy!
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/ -- by searching this teaching site, you will get a list of more than 300 Web sites that have audio or video clips. Many of the annotated citations include links to Web reviews in scholarly journals.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/amhome.html -- a massive site located at the Library of Congress. Audio files are in the minority, but that means that there are hundreds, rather than millions.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/afctshtml/tshome.html Voices from the Dust Bowl
http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO -- a Regional Oral History Office, Berkeley
http://archive.li.suu.edu/voices/voices.html -- Voices of the Colorado Plateau
http://wintercounts.si.edu – Lakota Sioux
http://us.oyez.org – Supreme Court decisions (search for Hamdan)
http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/podcast.html - Radio Works. Documentaries. [http://www.radiodiaries.org/newyorkworks-home.html; http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/remembering/]
www.studsterkel.org – interviews organized according to some of his most famous books
http://www.historicalvoices.org/flint/ -- the anatomy of a labor-oriented town
http://frontiers.loc.gov/intldl/mtfhtml/mfsplash.html -- Meeting of Frontiers
http://www.poeticwaves.net – Angel Island [very interesting, innovative]
http://www.hpol.org – History and Politics Out Loud
http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/BPP_interviews.htm --Seattle Black Panther Party interviews
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/index.php - inaugural addresses
www.archive.org – a whole lot of everything
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page -- Project Gutenberg [browse by category]
www.poets.org – streaming audio but no downloads
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire -- Triangle Shirt Waist Fire
http://www.yale.edu/yale300/democracy -- Democratic Vistas, Devane Lecture Series
http://www.nmai.si.edu/livingvoices -- Native American oral histories
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/sia/cartoon.htm -- one of a series of GMU Websites that analyze individual documents
http://millercenter.org/academic/presidentialrecordings -- hours of tapes but pretty mundane stuff
http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org – a resource for programs that have aired on public radio. High production value. Most have transcripts.
http://www.westernfolklife.org/site1/index.php -- the “radio” page reveals many interviews and radio programs on Western subjects.
http://www.npr.org – many, many news shows and features from the most prominent public radio network in the US.
http://www.iath.virginia.edu/utc -- a hypertext of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, an example of other texts on the Jefferson Village site at the University of Virginia.
http://www.poetryfoundation.org – Daily poems (audio + text) under “audio & podcasts.”
http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org – A daily, 5-minute radio broadcast, noting the birthdays of famous writers and always ending with a poem (and text).
www.tenement.org – The site of the Tenement Museum in New York City. The site interprets a tenement house, inhabited by three generations of immigrants.
http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/poetry/soundings -- A selection of famous poems from the English-speaking world, read by three contemporary poets.