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The following list of selected websites illustrates the range of services and collaborations that various archives, libraries, and state History Day programs offer to National History Day students.


Services include websites with resources for primary source research, teacher workshops, class visits, lists of collections relevant to the annual theme OR lists of topics appropriate to student researchers.  In addition, repositories collaborate with public libraries, school principals, universities, and non-profit organizations to create exciting programs.


American Heritage Center http://ahc.uwyo.edu/eduoutreach/historyday/default.htm  

Student resources: offers collections related to NHD theme and other resources to help students create NHD projects  


Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum


http://www.trumanlibrary.org/  Activities for students 
La Crosse History Unbound
http://lacrossehistory.org/nhd/sports.htm    Collaboration between public library and local university 

Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum


http://www.lbjlibrary.org/education/teachers/workshops/primarily-teaching.html  Workshops for teachers 

Minnesota Historical Society

Library & Archives

Class visits to library/archives
Monterrey Public Library
http://montereypl.libguides.com/historyday    Local library offers online and database sources 
National Archives at Philadelphia
http://www.archives.gov/midatlantic/education/nhd/   Features outreach to schools, built relationships with principals 

New York University

Margaret Sanger Papers


http://www.nyu.edu/projects/sanger/research/history_day.html    One collection at New York University has consistently been a topic in NHD projects 

Ohio Historical Society

Ohio History Teachers

http://www.ohiohistoryteachers.org/02/04/index.shtml    Outreach to teachers in general about teaching with primary sources 

Vermont Historical Society

State History Day Program 

See handbook for researchers in pdf format 

Wisconsin Historical Society

State History Day Program 

Statewide list of libraries and archives 

Society of American Archivists Reference, Access and Outreach Section's National History Day Committee| Credits

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