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Digital Image Collections
Louisiana Digital Library
The Louisiana Digital Library (LDL) is an online library of more than 144,000 digital items from Louisiana archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories, making unique historical treasure accessible to students, researchers, and the general public in Louisiana and across the globe. The items in the Louisiana Digital Library are as diverse and interesting as the people and places in Louisiana, with photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more documenting the state’s history and culture.
Tulane Digital Library
Hundreds of photographs and documents from New Orleans beginning in the 19th century.
African-American politician, New Orleans, ca. 1870
Africana & Black History | NYPL Digital Gallery | New York Public Library
Historical documents and photographs relating to African American history from the 16th century to the present. Items were selected in the course of developing the NYPL website "African American Migration Experience."
Digital Schomburg | New York Public Library
Digital Schomburg offers online exhibitions, images, full-length books and articles, manuscripts, maps and essays by renowned scholars.
Beinecke Digital Collections | Yale University Library
The Advanced Search option permits searching by genre (e.g., cabinet photographs).
Digital Public Library of America
The DPLA portal searches collections held by US archives, libraries and museums.
Documenting the American South | Image Subject List of North American Slave Narratives
Browse a subject listing of digital images included in the North American Slave Narratives. The collection is also searchable.
Documenting the American South | Image Subject List of The Church in the Southern Black Community
Browse by subject digital images from The Church in the Southern Black Community project. A search option is also available.
North Carolina Digital Collections
The North Carolina Digital Collections contain historic and recent photographs, state government publications, manuscripts, and other resources on topics related to North Carolina. The collections are free and full-text searchable, and bring together content from the State Archives of North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina.
Prints & Photographs Online Catalog | Library of Congress
An extensive collection of digital images of Library of Congress collections including photos taken by Gordon Parks, the Carl Van Vechten Collection including Harlem Renaissance celebrities, images from the personal papers of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, and more.
SIRIS Image Gallery | Smithsonian Institution
Includes images from the Washington, DC studio of African American photographer Addison N. Scurlock.
A database of freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.
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