History -- United States: Audio and Video

Films at PCC Library

The war

United States History -- Streaming Video and DVDs in the PCC Library collection.


The American Civil War Day by Day in 5 Minutes. (Video)

View streaming videos in the Archival Films & Newsreels collection via Films on Demand. Newsreels were short movies that let audiences in theaters see events in the news. They were very popular before television.

President Johnson's Other Beagles, Edgar and FrecklesAlso from the streaming video service Films on Demand movies about American History.

This is President Lyndon Johnson (LBJ) with one of his pet beagles.


Photograph Collections

Civil War Photographs.  About 7,000 images from the glass plate negatives of Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner, along with other collections purchased by the Library of Congress in 1943.

Civil War photograph of soldier and cannons

Presidential Speech Archive

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Presidential Speech Archive

Important presidential speeches in full audio (some in video) from the past 60 years in a collection at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. Also includes full text from some important presidential speeches from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.  Not everything written by the rail-splitter, but 20,000 worth.  Searchable by keyword.

Can't get enough Civil War stuff.  Here is a great list of resources: http://crln.acrl.org/content/76/5/269.full