Digital History Source Collections

    ​Sections

    1. Early Americas

    2. Indigenous Sources of Latin America

    3. Vocabulary

    4. Cartography

    5. Slavery and the Afro-Latin Experience

    6. Caribbean, Florida, Louisiana

    7. Cuba

    8. Haiti

    9. Inquisition

    10. Iberia

    11. Archivo de Indias Special Exhibits

    12. Medieval

    13. Print

    14. Teaching and Learning Resources

    15. Opportunities to Collaborate / DIY

    16. Digital Copies of Classic Primary Texts

     

     

    1. EARLY AMERICAS

    Early Americas Digital Archive @ U. Maryland

    http://eada.lib.umd.edu/

    Exploring the Early Americas (Library of Congress)

    http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/exploring-the-early-americas/index.html

    Historia de las Indias (Gabriel Bernat)

    http://www.gabrielbernat.es/

    Visualizando la Nueva Era

    https://journals.openedition.org/nuevomundo/optika/4/

    Project on the Engraved Sources of Spanish Colonial Art (PESSCA)

    https://colonialart.org/

    ARCA, Arte Colonial (Base de datos)

    artecolonialamericano.az.uniandes.edu.co

    Museum Syndicate (images of art and archaeological finds from around the world, some from Latin America)

    http://www.museumsyndicate.com/

    Subterranean Worlds - Under the Earth in the Early Americas (JCB Exposition)

    https://www.brown.edu/Facilities/John_Carter_Brown_Library/exhibitions/mining/

    Vistas, Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520-1820

    https://www.smith.edu/vistas/index.html

    Estudios Indianos (Universidad de Navarra)

    http://estudiosindianos.org/

    A Most Splendid Company: A Database of People from Sixteenth-Century New Spain @ UNM

    https://coronado.unm.edu/welcomebook

    Mapping Conquest: A Spatial History of the Spanish Invasion of Indigenous Peru (ca. 1528-1572)

    http://jeremymikecz.com/mappingconquest2.html

    Biblioteca Digital Mexicana (lots of great digitalized manuscripts)

    http://bdmx.mx/

    Historiografía Mexicana [links to dozens of sites relevant to Mexican History]

    https://www.historiografiamexicana.com/recursos-digitales/

    500 Años de México en Documentos

    http://www.biblioteca.tv/artman2/publish/Siglo_XVI_25/index.shtml

    Corpus Electrónico del Español Colonial Mexicano

    http://www.iifilologicas.unam.mx/coreecom/index.php

    Power of Attorney in Colonial Oaxaca, Mapping Project

    https://www.powerofattorneynative.com/

    Base de Datos BRASILHIS: Redes personales y circulación en Brasil durante la Monarquía Hispánica, 1580-1640

    http://brasilhis.usal.es/es

    Project P.S. Post Scriptum (A Digital Archive of Ordinary Writing, Early Modern Portugal and Spain)

    http://ps.clul.ul.pt/index.php?action=home

    The Port Royal Project [Piracy]

    https://nautarch.tamu.edu/portroyal/

    The Buccaneers of America [Piracy]

    https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/exploring-the-early-americas/interactives/buccaneers-of-america/

    Atlas Histórico do Brasil

    https://atlas.fgv.br/capitulos/colonia-1500-1808

    J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana

    http://helguera.library.vanderbilt.edu/

    Escritos de Mujeres

    http://www.iisue.unam.mx/escritoras/index.php/ediciones/

    HOSLAC (primary sources on the History Of Science in Latin America and the Caribbean)

    https://mypages.unh.edu/hoslac/home

    2. INDIGENOUS SOURCES OF LATIN AMERICA

    ​​Mesoamerican Painted Manuscripts at the Tulane Univ. Latin American Library

    http://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane:p16313coll37

    Mexican Incunabula (1559-1600) at the Tulane Univ. Latin American Library

    https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane:p16313coll15

    Relaciones Geográficas de México y Guatemala (LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections)

    http://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=1fcabf740a844d9d80d5bf0248416f47

    Mesoamerican Manuscripts @ Princeton

    http://pudl.princeton.edu/collections/pudl0016

    Códices de México (@ INAH)

    https://codices.inah.gob.mx/pc/index.php#http://codices.inah.gob.mx/pc/index.php

    Lienzo de Tlaxcala (@ INAH México)

    https://mediateca.inah.gob.mx/islandora_74/islandora/object/codice:601

    Mesolore - Interactive resource for scholars and students of Mesoamerica

    http://www.mesolore.org/

     

    The Aztecs and the Making of Colonial Mexico (Newberry Library)

    http://publications.newberry.org/aztecs/index.html

    The Florentine Codex, Bernardino de Sahagún (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana)

    http://teca.bmlonline.it/ImageViewer/servlet/ImageViewer?idr=TECA0001502569&keyworks=sahagun#

    Los ocho presagios de la Conquista de México en el Códice Florentino

    https://journals.openedition.org/nuevomundo/optika/4/

    Códices de México

    https://codices.inah.gob.mx/pc/index.php#http://codices.inah.gob.mx/pc/index.php

    Lienzo de Quauhquechollan, "Capturing Warfare" Exhibit (@ Dumbarton Oaks)

    http://images.doaks.org/warfare/exhibits/show/capturing-warfare/quauhquechollan

    Online Books at the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies

    http://www.famsi.org/research/books.html

    Early Nahautl Library

    http://whp.uoregon.edu/nahlib/envlp/

    Passion Plays of Eighteenth-Century Mexico

    https://passionplaysofeighteenthcenturymexico.omeka.net/

    Relación de Michoacán

    http://etzakutarakua.colmich.edu.mx/proyectos/relaciondemichoacan/

    Museo Popol Vuh

    https://popolvuh.ufm.edu/

    The Maya Hieroglyphic Codices

    http://mayacodices.org/

    Popul Vuh (@ OSU)

    https://library.osu.edu/projects/popolwuj/folios_eng/index.php

    Khipu Database Project

    http://khipukamayuq.fas.harvard.edu/

    The Guaman Poma Website (Det Kongelige Bibliotek - Denmark)

    http://www.kb.dk/permalink/2006/poma/info/en/frontpage.htm

    Assorted Digital Expositions (@ Newberry Library)

    https://www.newberry.org/digital-resources-type

    3. VOCABULARY:

    Vocabulario de indigenismos en las Crónicas de Indias (Manuel Alvar Ezquerra)

    Google Books link

    Diccionario Muisca-español, Muysccubun

    http://muysca.cubun.org/Portada

    Colección Mutis - para el estudio de las lenguas indígenas americanas

    http://coleccionmutis.cubun.org/P%C3%A1gina_principal

    Nahuatl/Nawat in Central America

    http://nahuatl-nawat.org/

    Lectionary in Nahuatl with Latin Headings

    https://www.wdl.org/en/item/15015/

    K'iche' (Maya)

    http://tzij.coerll.utexas.edu/

    Wiki-Filología (indigenous language documents of Mesoamerica, transcription and discussion)

    http://www.iifilologicas.unam.mx/wikfil/index.php/P%C3%A1gina_principal

    Amoxcalli (UNAM)

    http://amoxcalli.org.mx/

    Vocabvlario en lengva çapoteca de fray Juan de Córdova (1578) (Dr. Michel Oudijk)

    http://www.iifilologicas.unam.mx/cordova/

    Lenguas Generales de América del Sur

    http://www.langas.cnrs.fr/#/description

    4. CARTOGRAPHY:

    HGIS de las Indias

    http://www.hgis-indias.net/index.php/webgis

    Mapping Latin America

    http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/MappingLatinAmerica/index.html#Collect

     

    Paisajes coloniales: redibujando los territorios andinos en el siglo XVII (Univ. Los Andes)

    https://historia.uniandes.edu.co/index.php/mapa-paisajes-coloniales

    Native Land Digital

    https://native-land.ca/

    Razón Cartográfica

    https://razoncartografica.com/2020/02/19/

    Mapeando Colombia

    http://bibliotecanacional.gov.co/es-co/colecciones/biblioteca-digital/mapeando/Paginas/home.html

    Mapas indígenas novohispanos (@AGN)

    http://bdmx.mx/documento/mapas-indigenas-novohispanos-agn

    Lienzo Totomixtlahuaca (@ Centro de Estudios de Historia de México)

    http://www.archivo.cehmcarso.com.mx/janium-bin/janium_zui.pl?jzd=/janium/JZD/CCCLXIX/CCCLXIX.jzd&fn=137482

    Domains: The Colonial Spanish America Digital Jurisdictions Project (Florida Int'l University)

    https://fiugis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=c19e8607b13e4592b0eab0f197b9bb95

    Map History - The Americas: Mexico, Central & South America and the West Indies

    http://www.maphistory.info/imagesoutham.html

    LANIC - Mapas

    http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/map/indexesp.html

     

    Benson Library @ U. Texas - Austin

    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/benson/historicmaps/

    Biblioteca Digital Mexicana A. C.

    http://bdmx.mx/documentos/tipo/plano-mapa?fbclid=IwAR1aheKOabQM7uFi_Ph_-hh_ND-uXr5MAMQTOfCQezbzjruo1I2RwK7D76E

    Relaciones Geográficas Collection @ U. Texas - Austin

    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/benson/rg/

    David Rumsey Map Collection

    https://www.davidrumsey.com/

    Wired Humanities Project (connection to various digital projects, including cartography)

    https://blogs.uoregon.edu/wiredhumanitiesprojects/about/

    Codex Reese (mid-16th century map of Mexico City @ Beinecke Library, Yale Univ.)

    https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/codex-reese?fbclid=IwAR0Nr_HhpqpwnSEv-0MYMLXT_TyRLJ6uoUAOWT5cpoBRpwq7CXQft6FVqi8

    Bandeiras e expansão territorial (Brazil)

    https://atlas.fgv.br/marcos/bandeiras-e-bandeirantes/mapas/bandeiras-e-entradas

    Historical Maps of “Caribana”

    https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=f1c7f7b1762742939b017ce209da4c17

    Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration, and Cultural Exchange

    http://www.globalcommodities.amdigital.co.uk/DataMaps

    Orbis - like a Google Maps of the Roman world ca. 200 CE (Stanford Geospatial Network Model)

    http://orbis.stanford.edu/ (best in Chrome or Safari browsers)

     

    5. SLAVERY AND THE AFRO-LATIN EXPERIENCE

    Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

    http://slavevoyages.org/

     

    Slave Societies Digital Archive (Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Spanish Florida)​

     

    https://www.slavesocieties.org/

    Database of Indigenous Slavery in the Americas

    https://indigenousslavery.wordpress.com/

    CUNY Dominican Studies Institute - First Blacks in the Americas

    http://www.firstblacks.org/en/

    Le marronnage dans le monde atlantique: sources et trajectoires de vie (Slave fugitivity project)

    http://marronnage.info/fr/accueil.php

    Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora (Virginia)

    http://slaveryimages.org

    The Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs

    https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/the-luso-hispanic-new-world-in-early-prints-and-photographs

    African Laborers for a New Empire: Iberia, Slavery, and the Atlantic World (LDHI)

    http://ldhi.library.cofc.edu/exhibits/show/african_laborers_for_a_new_emp

    The Free Womb Project

    https://thefreewombproject.com/

    Slavery, Freedom and Abolition in Latin America and the Caribbean: Online Primary Sources (Yale Library)

    https://guides.library.yale.edu/c.php?g=296376&p=1977038

    Studies in the History of the African Diaspora - Documents

    https://profbrunov.wixsite.com/shadd/database

    6. CARIBBEAN, FLORIDA, LOUISIANA

     

    Early Caribbean Digital Archive (Northeastern)

    http://omekasites.northeastern.edu/ECDA/

     

    Digital Library of the Caribbean (U. Florida)

    http://www.dloc.com/

     

    Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-61

    http://revolt.axismaps.com/

    Jamaica and Slavery in the Age of Revolution

    http://blog.soton.ac.uk/slaveryandrevolution/

    Louisiana Colonial Documents Digitization Project (Louisiana Historical Center)

    http://www.lacolonialdocs.org/

    Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas (@ Univ. of Notre Dame)

    http://archives.nd.edu/mano/default.htm

    La Florida, The Interactive Digital Archive of the Americas

    http://laflorida.org/

    Spaniards and Natives in Colonial Florida (links to numerous sourcebases, Dr. John Worth @ UWF)

    http://pages.uwf.edu/jworth/jw_links_archives.html

    Early Visions of Florida

    http://earlyfloridalit.net/

    Florida History Online (many transcribed sources from 18th century British East Florida)

    https://www.unf.edu/floridahistoryonline/Projects/Proj-B-P.html

    Colonial Florida: Spanish Colonial St. Augustine (@ UF)

    https://ufdc.ufl.edu/teachers/sources

    7. CUBA

    Ecclesiastical Documents from Santiago, Bayamo, Trinidad and Baracoa, Cuba (EAP - British Library)

    https://eap.bl.uk/project/EAP843/search

    ​Digital Aponte  (NYU)

    http://aponte.hosting.nyu.edu/

    Cuba in the Classroom Digital Archive (courtesy of Dr. Ray Ball @ UAA)

    https://alaska.digication.com/cuba-in-the-classroom-archive-hist-a336/home-1

    8. HAITI

    The Louverture Project

    http://thelouvertureproject.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

    The Other Revolution - Haiti 1789-1804 (@ JCB)

    http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/John_Carter_Brown_Library/exhibitions/haitian/index.html

    Haiti and the Atlantic World (Dr. Julia Gaffield @ Georgia State)

    https://haitidoi.com/

    Saint-Domingue 1789 (U. Maryland)

    https://colonyincrisis.lib.umd.edu/

    Archive of Saint-Domingue (Haiti)

    http://anom.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr/caomec2/recherche.php?territoire=SAINT-DOMINGUE&fbclid=IwAR15ezaPOTN3-QAN79z_st1a20ZNH-5hfxImHI55fKGrnTlTEyBvHgkZoGk

    9. INQUISITION

    Early Modern Inquisition Database (currently under development)

    http://emid.h.uib.no/

    Inquisition Censorship Documents (@ Notre Dame)

    https://inquisition.library.nd.edu/genre/RBSC-INQ:Censorship/essays/RBSC-INQ:ESSAY_Censorship

    AHN Inquisition Practice and Theory Course (2017)

    https://www.mecd.gob.es/cultura/areas/archivos/mc/archivos/ahn/destacados/2017/asociacion-amigos/curso-inquisicion.html

    The María Elena Martínez Papers

    https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/scrc/findingaids/view.php?eadid=ICU.SPCL.MARTINEZM

     

    Working Appendix of "pecados contra natura" in New Spain (courtesy of Zeb Tortorici)

    https://archive.nyu.edu/bitstream/2451/42172/3/Tortorici%2c%20Sins%20against%20Nature%20%28Archival%20Database%2c%205.31.2018%29.pdf

    Spanish Inquisition (hyperlinks to digital versions of many classical works on the subject)

    http://www.religionandtheology.org/spanish_inquisition.html

    Family Trees of Those Reconciled in the Autos de fé of 1646-1649 in Mexico City

    http://familytrees.genopro.com/642777/autosdefe1646-1649/default.htm

    Digital Auto da fé, Mexico 1601

    http://www.autodefeinnewspain1601.com/

    Malleus Maleficarum (1486) - English

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/mm/

    10. IBERIA

    Library of Iberian Resources Online (open access to many classic monographs on the history of Spain)

    http://libro.uca.edu/

    Didactalia (Biblioteca Digital Hispánica) - hundreds of digitalized manuscripts from EM Spanish World

    http://obrasculturales.didactalia.net/en

    Sentencia-Estatuto de Toledo, 1449

    https://sites.google.com/site/canilup/toledo1449

    History of Sephardic Jews (@ Bibliotheca Sefarad)

    http://www.bibliothecasefarad.com/en/exposiciones/indice-de-exposiciones/

    Christoph Weiditz, "Trachtenbuch"

    http://dlib.gnm.de/item/Hs22474/html

    La revuelta comunera desde la Chancillería de Valladolid

    http://www.culturaydeporte.gob.es/cultura/areas/archivos/mc/archivos/acv/actividades/doc-destacados/23a.html

    History of Spain: Primary Documents -- The Spanish Golden Age

    https://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/The_Spanish_Golden_Age

    La Armada Invencible of 1588

    https://www.armadainvencible.org/

    Los Moriscos (Centro de Estudios Moriscos del Mediteráneo)

    http://www.losmoriscos.es/archivo/index.php

    ***Iberian Lives in Baroque Rome***

    https://biblio.uottawa.ca/omeka1/iberiansrome/

    Investigadores - Real Biblioteca (dozens of transcribed 16th-17th C. docs medicine, food, theatre, book history, etc.)

    https://investigadoresrb.patrimonionacional.es/

    The Castastro of Ensenada (siglo XVIII)

    http://pares.mcu.es/Catastro/

    https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1851392

    Biblioteca Virtual de Patrimonio Bibliográfico

    bvpb.mcu.es

    Identidad e Imagen de Andalucía en la Edad Moderna

    http://www2.ual.es/ideimand/

    Women of the Page: Convent Culture in the Early Modern Spanish World

    https://jcblibrary.org/exhibitions/women-page-convent-culture-early-modern-spanish-world

    The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater

    http://www.wordpress.comedias.org/play-texts/

    Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico Español (a finding tool) [for a description, see here]

    catalogos.mecd.es/CCPB/ccpbopac/

    Hispana (finding tool)

    roai.mcu.es/es/inicio/inicio.cmd

    Memorial de Ministros - Letrados e lugares de letras. Portugal e ultramar, 1620-1830

    https://memorialdeministros.weebly.com/

    11. ARCHIVO DE INDIAS SPECIAL EXHIBITS

    Capitulaciones de Santa Fe (1492) - Capítulos acordados entre la Corona y Cristóbal Colón para su proyectado viaje a las Indias

    https://www.culturaydeporte.gob.es/cultura/areas/archivos/mc/registro-memoria-unesco/2009.html

    Los documentos españoles y japonenses relativos a la embajada Keicho Tsunenaga. 1613-1620

    https://www.culturaydeporte.gob.es/cultura/areas/archivos/mc/registro-memoria-unesco/2013/documentos-espanoles-japoneses.html

    Vocabularios de lenguas del Nuevo Mundo

    https://www.culturaydeporte.gob.es/cultura/areas/archivos/mc/registro-memoria-unesco/2015/vocabulario-lenguas-nuevo-mundo.html

    Tratado de Tordesillas, 1494

    https://www.culturaydeporte.gob.es/cultura/areas/archivos/mc/registro-memoria-unesco/2007.html

    12. MEDIEVAL

    Fordham University Internet Medieval Sourcebook (Iberia)

    https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/Halsall/sbook1p.asp

    Digitized Medieval Manuscripts App

    https://digitizedmedievalmanuscripts.org/app/

    History of Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Primary Documents

    https://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/History_of_Medieval_and_Renaissance_Europe:_Primary_Documents

    Teaching Medieval Slavery and Captivity (translated texts, 4th-17th centuries)

    http://medievalslavery.org/

    Medieval & Renaissance Material Culture

    http://www.larsdatter.com/sitemap.htm


     

    13. PRINT

    Primeros Libros de las Americas

    http://primeroslibros.org/​

     

    Biblioteca Indiana

    http://estudiosindianos.org/biblioteca-indiana/

    Biblioteca Digital Curt Nimuendajú

    http://www.etnolinguistica.org/historia

     

    Universal Short Title Catalogue

    http://ustc.ac.uk/index.php

    Listing of Sites with Primary Sources for Latin America (compiled @ Bowling Green)

    http://libguides.bgsu.edu/c.php?g=227239&p=1506266

    Medicine in the Americas, 1610-1920 (@ US National Library of Medicine)

    https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/americas/index.html

    14. TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCES:

    Calendar of State Papers, Simancas (1558-1603) (British History Online - translations of state-level papers concerning the relationship between Spain and England during the reign of Elizabeth I)

    https://www.british-history.ac.uk/search/series/cal-state-papers--simancas

    The Spanish Golden Age @ BYU Harold B. Lee Library (links to many documents in translation)

    https://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/The_Spanish_Golden_Age

    Extracts from the Journal of Christopher Columbus

    http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/before-1600/extracts-from-the-journal-of-columbus.php

    ​​

    "The Conquest of Mexico" (Nancy Fitch @ AHA)

    https://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/teaching-resources-for-historians/teaching-and-learning-in-the-digital-age/the-history-of-the-americas/the-conquest-of-mexico

    Sources and General Resources on Latin America (maintained by Steven Volk @ Oberlin)

    http://www2.oberlin.edu/faculty/svolk/latinam.htm

    Cuba in the Classroom Digital Archive (courtesy of Dr. Ray Ball @ UAA)

    https://alaska.digication.com/cuba-in-the-classroom-archive-hist-a336/home-1

    Ibero-American Electronic Texts @ U. Wisconsin

    https://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/IbrAmerTxt/

    Fordham University Internet Medieval Sourcebook (Iberia)

    https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/Halsall/sbook1p.asp

    Teaching Medieval Slavery and Captivity (translated texts, 4th-17th centuries)

    http://medievalslavery.org/

    Colonial Latin America (Internet Sourcebook @ Fordham University)

    https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/modsbook08.asp

    National Park Services/ Teaching with Historic Places - Latino American History

    https://www.nps.gov/subjects/teachingwithhistoricplaces/lessons-by-theme.htm#hispanic

    15. OPPORTUNITIES TO COLLABORATE, DIY:

    The Programming Historian

    https://programminghistorian.org/

    https://programminghistorian.org/posts/launch-PH-Spanish (en español)

    Neogranadina - Colombian archive digitalization project

    http://neogranadina.org/

    Wiki Filología (Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

    http://www.iifilologicas.unam.mx/wikfil/index.php/P%C3%A1gina_principal

    Revealing Cooperation and Conflict Project (Medieval Spain)

    http://revealingcooperationandconflict.com/citizen-scholar-portal/

    Deciphering Secrets: Unlocking the Manuscripts of Medieval Toledo (Spain)

    https://www.edx.org/course/deciphering-secrets-unlocking-uc3mx-hga-2-2x

    16. DIGITAL COPIES OF CLASSICAL PRIMARY TEXTS

    Las Casas, A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

    http://www.columbia.edu/~daviss/work/files/presentations/casshort/

    Blog Cátedra de Historia y Patrimonio Naval (with links to many texts concerning Imperial Spain's relationship to the sea)

    https://blogcatedranaval.com/documentos-originales/

    Texts in Translation (original translations of various medieval Latin texts by Kenneth Baxter Wolf)

    https://sites.google.com/site/canilup/

    more coming soon!

    © 2018 by Max Deardorff.