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American Memory from the Library of Congress Drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress, American Memory features over 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture. The materials chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas, and is organized into more than 100 thematic collections.
City Sites: Multimedia Essays on New York and Chicago, 1870s-1930s An "electronic book," composed of 10 multimedia essays by European and American scholars on modern urban culture in New York and Chicago. Topics on New York City include Times Square as represented in New Year's celebrations, and tensions between turn- of-the-century representations of the Lower east Side by reformers and others. Topics on Chicago include Maxwell Street as an urban crucible and birthplace of electric blues, and the ways that Chicago has been represented as a "gateway."
New Deal Network A research and teaching resource dedicated to the public works and arts projects of the New Deal. It features a database of over 20,000 primary source materials including photographs, political cartoons, and texts (speeches, letters, and other historical documents).
New York City Housing and Neighborhood Information System Find information concerning housing, demographics, income, public assistance and education in New York City's neighborhoods.
New York Public Library: Digital Collections Images of African-Americans in the nineteenth century, Hudson River views, small-town America stereoscopic views, maps of the middle Atlantic region to 1850, treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875- 1923 and the Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection are just some of the NYPL collections available in digital format
Contemporary New York City
NYCData Created by The Weissman Center for International Business NYCData features extensive statistical information about New York City and each of its boroughs.
Center for an Urban Future A NYC-based policy institute that releases studies about issues that are important to New York City, particularly economic development, education, child welfare, and workforce development.