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A presentation regarding online resources for loacal history research, with a case study for researching the removal of Indians from Spokane, Washington.

A presentation regarding online resources for loacal history research, with a case study for researching the removal of Indians from Spokane, Washington.

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    • A Northwest Historian’s Tour of the Internet Larry Cebula Washington State Digital Archives Eastern Washington UniversitySpokane Mayor Burch with "Biggest Indian" Contest Winner Charles Libby, 1909.
    • www.northwesthistory.blogspot.com
    • American Journeys
    • Documenting the American South
    • Fold3.com
    • Google Book Search
    • Washington State Digital Archives
    • LOC Digital Collections
    • LOC Chronicling America Historic Newspapers Project
    • Northwest Digital Archives
    • Digital Collections from WSU
    • Case Study:Indians and the City Beautiful in Spokane, 1880-1910 •What online resources are available? •Where do we look? •What necessary resources are not available? •Do we find things that we would have overlooked in traditional research?
    • Google Book Search for keyword “Spokane” limited to full text
    • C. B. Carlisle,Spokane Countyas it Is: SolidFacts and ActualResults(Spokane, 1883)42-43.
    • Matsura Collection Images matching the keyword “Spokane.”
    • Historical Newspapers in Washington from the Secretary of State
    • Advanced Searching of Historical Newspapers in Washington
    • Spokane Falls Review» 6/16/1883 » Page 2» Column 2
    • To Be RemovedSpokane FallsReview » 1/19/1884»Page 3 » Column 4
    • Two Articles from Page 1 of the Spokane Falls Review: “Somewhat Tough” and “An Indian Ishmaelite”
    • The Making of America database has asophisticated search engine.
    • Washington State Digital Archives
    • Death Certificatefor Spokane Garry, Jan. 14, 1892
    • Jeremiah Indian, 11/20/1904
    • UVA Historical Census Browser
    • Univ. of OK:Indian Claims Commission Records
    • PDF versus Scanned Text!
    • Additional Possible Online SourcesCensus DataAdditional Historical Image collectionsDigitized Oral historiesA good starting point for Spokane historyis this page at the MAC:http://www.northwestmuseum.org/index.cfm/R
    • What are We Missing?Modern Secondary Sources– Ruby and Brown, Children of the Sun– Youngs, Fair and FallsMost Archival RecordsNewspapers not DigitizedHolding of Small Historical SocietiesEtc. etc.
    • Needs and ProspectsDigital primary sources have a place in theclassroomDigital primary sources have a place inpublished scholarshipHistorians need to keep up!We need a centralized resource page for“deep” digital archives
    • www.northwesthistory.blogspot.com