map and list from:
Dunn, Edgar Streeter, The Development of the U.S. Urban System (Washington, DC: Resources for the Future, 1980-1983).
Encyclopedia of Urban America: The cities and suburbs (1998) - two volumes with bibliographical references
Encyclopedia of American Urban History (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2007) - eBook
General and Geographic
Cities and towns -- United States – History – 1Xth century
-- [state] -- [city]
City and town life " "
Cities and towns -- " -- Maps
[city] -- [state] --
Child welfare workers
Community development, Urban
Progressivism (United States politics)
Women social reformers
Women social workers
Women in the professions
City planning and redevelopment law
Refuse and refuse disposal
Export processing zones
Free ports and zones
Indians of North America
Men -- United States
Men, Black vs. African American men
Middle class men
Working class men
Architecture and Infrastructure
Central business districts
Urban landscape architecture
Cost and standard of living
Mass culture and mass human movement
Emigration and immigration
Sources - indicates a print anthology of primary sources; ex: The Young Lords: A reader
Periodicals - databases like MAS Ultra
Diaries - typically preceded by the author's name
Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture (1790-1920) contains over 2 million pages from manuscripts, books, broadsheets, and periodicals, reflecting the widespread impact of the changes in crime and its policing during the long nineteenth century. The archive unites a number of geographic areas and disciplines, from law, criminology, and history to studies of popular culture and fiction.
Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest" manuscripts and typescripts, newspapers, magazines, press kits, artist’s files, photographs, advertisements, memorabilia, and more from prominent library collections in the U.S. and UK. Key features include original video footage on key events and topics, and a multi-faceted chronology of the period with embedded articles and images.
Ancestry - genealogical and historical research sources. Contains more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, including records from the United States Census from 1790 - 1940; immigration records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists
USA Counties features over 6,300 data items for the United States, States and counties from a variety of sources. Files include data published for 2010 population as well as many other items from the 2010 Census of Population and Housing , the 1990 census, the 1980 census and the 2007, 2002, 1997, and 1992 economic censuses. Information in USA Counties is derived from the following general topics: accommodation and food services, age, agriculture, ancestry, banking, building permits, county business patterns, civilian labor force, crime, earnings, education, elections, employment, government, health, Hispanic or Latino households, housing, income, manufactures, nonemployer statistics, population, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, retail trade, social programs, survey of business owners, taxes, veterans, vital statistics, water use, and wholesale trade.
Archives of Sexuality and Gender, Parts I and II: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 presents important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of 20th Century and beyond from more than 35 countries. Features historical records of political and social organizations, publications by and for lesbians and gays, extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis, personal correspondence and interviews with numerous LGBTQ individuals.
County and Regional Histories and Atlases statistics, military service records, municipal and county officers, chronologies, portraits of individuals and views of urban and rural life for California, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania
Everyday Life and Women in America, c.1800-1920 - Sources are drawn from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University and the New York Public Library. Contains monographs, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes.
American Periodicals: Newspapers & Magazines
Chronicling America - over 1000 full-text U.S. newspaper titles from 46 states & Puerto Rico (as of 8/30/18)
National Newspapers & Magazines
The subject headings of most U.S. newspapers take the form of "City (state abbreviation) -- newspapers" such as Saint Louis (Mo.) -- Newspapers. However, that's not always the case. For example, the St. Louis Argus has been categorized as African Americans -- Missouri -- Newspapers and has two catalog records: one for microform and one for the digitized version, the latter of which does not appear under that subject heading.
African American Newspapers
Other Ethnic, Denominational, and Amateur Newspapers
See Tove Klovning's (WUSTL Law School's Foreign, Comparative & International Law Librarian) Government Information Research Guide
for the federal government, see
De-Classified Documents Reference System (DDRS) Selected previously classified government documents ranging from the years immediately following World War II, when declassified documents were first made widely available, through the 1970s. Search by name, date, word, or phrase, or focus on document type, issue date, source institution, classification level, date declassified, sanitization, completeness, number of pages, and document number. Nearly every major foreign and domestic event of these years is covered: the Cold War, Vietnam, foreign policy shifts, the civil rights movement, and others.
Every state in the U.S.A. has a state archive and library. The initial purpose of these institutions was the preservation of government documents and secondarily to serve as libraries for the storage of materials lawmakers and government employees would need (land surveys, maps, reports, etc.). As time passed, they also became collected newspapers, handbills, pamphlets, realia ("three-dimensional objects from real life, whether man-made (artifacts, tools, utensils, etc.) or naturally occurring (specimens, samples, etc.," Reitz, 2020)) to preserve the state's history. The easiest way to find them is to enter "[state name] library and archive." You will often encounter state university libraries at the top of your search results but, if you keep scrolling, you should find what you're looking for. Once you've found the state archive and library you're looking for, search the site for "Digital Collections."