This list of web resources for Gilded Age and Progressive Era history is manifestly very incomplete. It is very much intended to be under constant revision as digital resources themselves appear, transform, and disappear.

Below you will find a list of public links to period material that members have evaluated positively for classroom and other use.

Please contact the website editor at with tips for additions as well as comments and suggestions for revision. Please also notify us about broken links.

African American Odyssey (LC)

Adam Matthew, Gilded Age and Progressive Era (subscription)

Jane Addams Digital Edition (Ramapo College)

American Federation of Labor Records (LC)

America at Work, America at Leisure (LC)

American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920 (LC)

Avalon Project (19th century), Yale Law School

George Bantham Bain Photograph Collection (LC)

Billy Ireland Cartoon Collection, Ohio State University

California Digital Newspaper Collection

Chinese in California Virtual Collection

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (LC)

Colored Conventions Project

Community Service Society photographs, Columbia University

Edward S. Curtis Photograph Collection (LC)

W.E.B. Du Bois Papers, University of Massachusetts

Early Edison Films (LC)

1893 World’s Columbian Exposition Reading Room

Evolution of the Conservation Movement (LC)

Foreign Relations of the United States

HathiTrust Digital Library

Haymarket Affair Digital Collection

Historic American Buildings Survey (LC)

Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930 (Harvard University)

Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works (LC)

IWW History Project (University of Washington)

Last Days of a President: Films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901 (LC)

Making of America, University of Michigan collection

Modernist Journals Project

Museum of the City of New York collections

National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection (LC)

National American Woman Suffrage Association Records (LC)

National Child Labor Committee Collection (LC)

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, UT Austin


Richardson’s Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1787-1902

Urban Planning, 1794-1918, JW Reps, Cornell University

Women’s Suffrage in Sheet Music (LC)

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