Internet Resources to Research and Teach With Historical Documents

With Specific Examples Related to Industrial Life and Work, and New York City

LAWCHA Resources for Teaching about Working People

Labor History for the Classroom and the Public

 

National Archives:

Teaching With Documents Page

Lesson Planning and Documents

https://www.docsteach.org/

 

Development of the Industrial United States

https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/industrial-us.html

 

The Emergence of Modern America: 1890-1930

https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/modern-america.html

 

Library of Congress;

Teaching with Primary Sources

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/tps/

 

Digital Collections

https://www.loc.gov/collections/

 

National Council for the Social Studies:

Teaching with Documents

https://www.socialstudies.org/publications/twd

 

Smithsonian National Museum of American History:

Resources for Educators: By Grade and Subject

http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/index.html

 

US Census

Pre-1940 listed in Reverse Chronological Order

  https://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html

1880 Census Final Report– Volumes 18 & 19.

Report on the Social Statistics of Cities. Part I: The New England and Middle Atlantic States – http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1880a_v18.zip

 

Number 8 is focused on New York City. It has a wealth of data, but specifically, a table of manufacturers starting on page 75 of the PDF.

 

1900- http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/05457254v8p2.zip

1910- http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/41033925v9.zip

New York should be in document number 5 within those zip files

 

Westinghouse Works Films — 1904 Footage of Industry

https://www.loc.gov/collections/films-of-westinghouse-works-1904/about-this-collection/

 

Welding Film

https://www.loc.gov/item/96522219

 

Jacob Riis

Museum of the City of New York

http://collections.mcny.org/Explore/Highlights/Jacob%20A.%20Riis/?gclid=CjwKCAjwj4zaBRABEiwA0xwsP-8FUpsGxloXLJ53Mw2_yx6K0AUkxCHTBt1QHgepZzPyihpRSqTK1RoCwyEQAvD_BwE

 

Lewis W. Hine

National Child Labor Committee: Library of Congress

https://www.loc.gov/collections/national-child-labor-committee/?fa=subject%3Anewspaper+vendors

 

  1. Paul Getty Museum

http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/search/?view=grid&query=YToxOntzOjU6InF1ZXJ5IjtzOjIyOiJsZXdpcyB3LiBoaW5lIG5ldyB5b3JrIjt9

 

Cornell University, Industrial Labor Relations School, Kheel Center Archives, Triangle Fire

https://trianglefire.ilr.cornell.edu/