American History Online lets you simultaneously search over 350 digital collections of historical primary resources. You can search all the collections at once to find relevant images, newspaper articles, diary entries, and more. Or, browse through one collection at a time. You’ll discover the Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance Costumes, the Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music, and the George Winter Collection of Writings and Paintings.
Interested in local history? Search by place for Pennsylvania. Clicking on a record will take you directly to the digital collection in which it is included. Additionally, one of the options for searching is by date. Looking for items relevant to just one decade? Limit your search this way and explore a specific time frame of American history.
To further your historical research, check out the UArts Libraries online subscription databases Daily Life Through History and World History: The Modern Era (if you are off campus, you will have to log in first). These databases also have primary resources as well as scholarly essays.