Online Digital Resources

Compiled by Jessica Flock, State Coordinator for WY History Day

Wyoming History Day is an affiliate program of National History Day, The WY History Day program is housed at the American Heritage Center on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie, WY. It is supported, sustained and funded by the Wyoming State Historical Society, the American Heritage Center, the John P. Ellbogen Foundation and a variety of private donations.

American Heritage Center, serves as the University of Wyoming's repository of manuscript collections, rare books, and the UW Archives. Their collections include the raw data of humanistic and interdisciplinary research. It is a laboratory for citizens and scholars to engage with primary sources in all formats that support the creation of historical narratives, interrogate the past, build community, and pose and answer questions about the human experience. (Wyoming’s Online Encyclopedia)

  • Mission: The mission of is to encourage exploration of Wyoming and its past by building and maintaining a permanent, interactive encyclopedia of Wyoming history as an ongoing project of the Wyoming State Historical Society. It went live in May 2011.
  • A collection of Oral Histories may be found at

Wyoming State Historical Society

  • The Wyoming State Historical Society began in 1953, and is made up of members across Wyoming, as well as from outside the borders of Wyoming and the United States. The Society is open to any individual interested in history of Wyoming and the West.
  • Mission: The Wyoming State Historical Society, a non-profit membership driven organization, encourages the study of Wyoming history. We believe to study the past is to understand the present and prepare for the future.
  • Annals of Wyoming: The WY History Journal, from 1923 to 2005, are available online at the following link.

Wyoming State Archives

  • The Archives’ Historical Photograph Collection includes more than 500,000 images of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region. Topics include cowboys, ranches, buildings, scenic views, studio portraits, local communities, historic events, aerial photographs, and much more.

Library of Congress

UW Libraries Digital Repository

  • Digital UW is an archival repository that serves a variety of purposes including access, discovery, secure storage and preservation. Content comes from the UW Libraries' physical collections, from the Emmett D. Chisum Special Collections, from other entities on campus such as academic departments, and from individuals associated with UW.

National Archives and DocsTeach

The Wyoming Newspaper Project

  • Making Wyoming’s historic newspapers available to the world for education and historical research, including genealogy, is the cornerstone of Wyoming Newspapers. Wyoming Newspapers currently includes over 340 historic Wyoming newspapers and more than 800,000 pages, the earliest is the Chugg Water Journal from 1849.

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources

Wyoming Public Media


  • In-depth reporting in the public interest for the residents of Wyoming.

Denver Public Library Digital Collections

National WWI Museum

National World War II Museum

  • (Digital Collections; Oral Histories and Photographs)


A grassroots organization dedicated to preserving, educating and sharing the story of WWII era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understandings of American History and create action for social equity. Digital Archive and Digital Repository. Densho has digitized all issues of the newspaper produced @ Heart Mountain, the Heart Mountain Sentinel

Heart Mountain, WWII Japanese American Confinement Site

Eisenhower Presidential Library

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Carter Presidential Library

Clinton Presidential Library & Museum (Research Page)

New York Public Library

  • Explore over 700,000 digitized primary sources.


  • A museum dedicated to the First Amendment and the preservation of its elements to include, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Assemble and Freedom of Religion.

National Register of Historic Places

Yale University Library Digital Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society

Duke University Digital Libraries

  • The Duke University Libraries Digital Collections Program builds distinctive digital collections that provide access to Duke's unique library and archival materials for teaching, learning, and research at Duke and worldwide.

Digital Public Library of America

  • DPLA Images lets you search the Digital Public Library of America, a collection of millions of cultural heritage objects from libraries, archives, and museums across the country, for images.
  • The vision of a national digital library has been circulating among librarians, scholars, educators, and private industry representatives since the early 1990s. Efforts led by a range of organizations, including the Library of Congress, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive, have successfully built resources that provide books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials to anyone with Internet access. Many universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations have digitized materials, but these digital collections often exist in silos. The DPLA brings these different viewpoints, experiences, and collections together in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage.


  • Oyez (pronounced oh-yay), a free law project from Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Chicago-Kent College of Law and, is a multimedia archive devoted to making the Supreme Court of the United States accessible to everyone. It is a complete and authoritative source for all of the Court’s audio since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. Oyez offers transcript-synchronized and searchable audio, plain-English case summaries, illustrated decision information, and full text Supreme Court opinions. Oyez also provides detailed information on every justice throughout the Court’s history and offers a panoramic tour of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of several justices.

The Portal to Texas History

  • The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas. Created and maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries, the Portal leverages the power of hundreds of content partners across the state to provide a vibrant, growing collection of resources.

University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections

  • This site features materials such as photographs, maps, newspapers, posters, reports and other media from the University of Washington Libraries, University of Washington Faculty and Departments, and organizations that have participated in partner projects with the UW Libraries. The collections emphasize rare and unique materials. Other UW Libraries collections are UW Bothell Collections, UW Tacoma Collections, and UW Image Bank (UW restricted).

The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation

  • Begin to explore the artifacts at the core of The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation™ through our continually expanding digital collections. This broad array of artifacts will lead you to extraordinary stories.

New Mexico Digital Collection

  • New Mexico Digital Collections is the central search portal for digital collections about New Mexico. A service of the University of New Mexico Libraries, they provide access to digitized photographs, manuscripts, posters, oral histories, videos, maps, and books from libraries, museums, and cultural centers across the state.