History: Images, Film, and Maps

Images, Film, and Maps: Selected Key Resources

  • ARTstor
    "Provides access to 2.5+ million images of the world’s cultural heritage, all rights-cleared for use in education." All "content comes with reliable metadata from the collection catalogers, curators, institutions, and artists themselves." (from publisher's description)
  • American History in Video  Icon (Alexander Street Press)
    Provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with thousands of titles.  Includes commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.
  • Associated Press Images  Icon (EBSCOhost)
    Provides access to "photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text."  Representations of events as provided by a major news agency. Coverage is international. Dates back to 1812 and up to last 24 hours. 
  • Historic Map Works. Library edition (ProQuest)
    "The core of the collection consists of land ownership (cadastral) maps illustrating the geographic and developmental history of the United States. This unique content allows users to track the "residential genealogy" of families and locations. Historic Map Works collections include: Property Maps, over 1.3 million cadastral maps cover the development of the United States since the late 1700's to the present day; Antique Maps, over 100,000 antiquarian maps covering the world from the 15th to 19th centuries, drawn from the University of Southern Maine's Osher Map Library; Directories & Illustrations, with tens of thousands of related listings, images, business ads, and statistics from city directories, atlases, bird’s eye views, and more." (from publisher's description)
  • LGBT studies in video  Icon (Alexander Street Press)
    "LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics."
  • The march of time  Icon  (Alexander Street Press)
    From 1935-1967, American theatergoers and television watchers were witness to Time Inc.'s unique and controversial film series, The March of Time. This series is now available in online streaming video in a single, cross-searchable collection designed specifically to meet the needs of researchers, teaching faculty, and students.
  • Socialism on Film : the Cold War and International Propaganda  Icon  (Adam Matthew Digital)
    "Socialism on Film documents the communist world from the Russian Revolution until the 1980s. The digitised film covers all aspects of socialist life from society, war, culture, the Cold War, memory and contemporaneous views on current affairs. Footage includes documentaries, newsreels and feature films. Geographically the films deal with the Soviet Union alongside significant groupings of material on Vietnam, China, Korea, the German Democratic Republic and Eastern Europe, Britain, Spain, Latin America and Cuba." Database  currently consists of Module I Wars & Revolutions and Module II Newsreels & Cinemagazines (2018). Module III Culture & Society is forthcoming 2019.

  • World newsreels online, 1929-1966   Icon  (Alexander Street Press)
    Searchable database of streaming videos that features full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the first half of the twentieth century. The collection allows users to search by subject, year, historical era, historical event, people, and places. (Acquired March 2017)

Lehman Library Map Collection