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The Valley of the Shadow Project - The project takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War. The project is a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources for the period before, during, and after the Civil War. Those sources include newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs, maps, church records, population census, agricultural census, and military records. (

The Library Company of Philadelphia - An independent research library with collections documenting every aspect of the history and background of American culture from the colonial period to the end of the nineteenth century. Current virtual exhibition: Ardent Spirits - The Origins of the American Temperance Movement. (

Drawing Shadows to Stone - This exhibition commemorated the centennial of one of the most significant expeditions in the history of American anthropology, the American Museum of Natural History's Jesup North Pacific Expedition (1897 -1902). Providing a rare and compelling visual record of northern peoples and their cultures, the exhibition includes approximately 1200 archival photographs depicting scenes from daily life. (

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