The following site has various primary and secondary sources on the Japanese sinking of the American gunboat in China prior to World War II. This is a great source available at http://www.usspanay.org/index.shtml.
The U.S. Department of Labor Library is one of the oldest Cabinet-level libraries in existence. Large portions of the library holdings are unique documentation of the social and economic history of the United States, including Folio Collection of labor union documents going back to the 1860s. On March 28, 2000, Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman dedicated the library to former Secretary W. Willard Wirtz and his wife Jane. Visit the Wirtz Labor Library at http://www.dol.gov/oasam/wirtzlaborlibrary/welcome.htm.
The Chronicling America web site (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov) provides free access to over 5 million pages of select digitized historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a long-term partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress to digitize representative historic newspapers from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Chronicling America currently has digitized newspapers from 28 states and the District of Columbia, with new content added regularly, including newspapers published in foreign languages starting with Spanish and Frenc
This is a catelog site of the World War II political cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss). They reflect his own beliefs regarding patriotism and the war effort. http://libraries.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dswenttowar/#intro
During WWII the civilian population came together to build and supply what the Allied forces needed to fight the war.
We see all the movies and read all the books about what happened in combat, but now you can see what happened on the civilian front line. Read from our collection of local shipyard news papers. Collected by the workers themselves. http://www.beadee.com/kaiser/index.shtml
The complete translations of sacred texts from around the world including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Confucianism, Taoism, and many, many more ancient and obscure religions are available in English translation at http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art website has examples of art ranging from ancient civilizations through the modern periods from all over the world. This is an excellent site to support many research topics. They have a good topical search engine or you can search by time period, kingdom, region, or country. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/
Great resources in Arizona history include:
Arizona Memory Project http://azmemory.lib.az.us/
Arizona Historical Society http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/ Go to the Library and Archives tab and click on "Repositories." This site also has a wealth of information on the National History Day competition in Arizona and samples of student projects from previous years.
The Library of Congress is also a great resource. They have large digital collections in many areas. Check them out at http://www.loc.gov/index.html.