Cebula Pnw Conference 2008

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The Powerpoint accompanying my presentation "A Northwest Historian's Tour of the Internet" given at the 2008 PNW History Conference in Corvallis.

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Cebula Pnw Conference 2008

  1. 1. A Northwest Historian’s Tour of the Internet Larry Cebula Missouri Southern State University Spokane Mayor Burch with "Biggest Indian" Contest Winner Charles Libby, 1909.
  2. 2. www.northwesthistory.blogspot.com
  3. 3. American Journeys
  4. 4. Documenting the American South
  5. 5. Footnote.com
  6. 6. Google Book Search
  7. 7. Washington State Digital Archives
  8. 8. LOC Digital Collections
  9. 9. LOC Chronicling America Historic Newspapers Project
  10. 12. Northwest Digital Archives
  11. 13. Digital Collections from WSU
  12. 14. Case Study: Indians and the City Beautiful in Spokane, 1880-1910 <ul><ul><li>What online resources are available? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do we look? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What necessary resources are not available? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do we find things that we would have overlooked in traditional research? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Google Book Search for keyword “Spokane” limited to full text
  14. 16. C. B. Carlisle, Spokane County as it Is: Solid Facts and Actual Results (Spokane, 1883) 42-43.
  15. 17. Matsura Collection Images matching the keyword “Spokane.”
  16. 19. Historical Newspapers in Washington from the Secretary of State
  17. 20. Advanced Searching of Historical Newspapers in Washington
  18. 21. Spokane Falls Review » 6/16/1883 » Page 2 » Column 2
  19. 22. To Be Removed Spokane Falls Review » 1/19/1884 » Page 3 » Column 4
  20. 23. Two Articles from Page 1 of the Spokane Falls Review: “ Somewhat Tough” and “ An Indian Ishmaelite”
  21. 25. The Making of America database has a sophisticated search engine.
  22. 27. Washington State Digital Archives
  23. 28. Death Certificate for Spokane Garry, Jan. 14, 1892
  24. 29. Jeremiah Indian, 11/20/1904
  25. 30. UVA Historical Census Browser
  26. 31. Univ. of OK: Indian Claims Commission Records
  27. 32. PDF versus Scanned Text!
  28. 33. What are We Missing? <ul><li>Modern Secondary Sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ruby and Brown, Children of the Sun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youngs, Fair and Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most Archival Records </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers not Digitized </li></ul><ul><li>Holding of Small Historical Societies </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. etc. </li></ul>
  29. 34. Needs and Prospects <ul><li>Digital primary sources have a place in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Digital primary sources have a place in published scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Historians need to keep up! </li></ul><ul><li>We need a centralized resource page for “deep” digital archives </li></ul>
  30. 35. www.northwesthistory.blogspot.com

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