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The Small OTL History Questions Thread (Before 1900) - Want to ask a question about something from OTL history prior to 1900 AD ? Try this thread.
The Small OTL History Questions Thread (After 1900) - Want to ask a question about something from OTL history after 1900 AD ? Try this thread.
The Worldbuilding Thread - A thread for discussions about worldbuilding among board members.
The Board's AH Specialists - A thread about which board member to ask for advice about a certain era or aspect of history.
Project Gutenberg - The first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Currently has over 25,000 books.
The Internet Archive - This non-profit organization was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections. At the moment, it has 138,364 movies, 60,063 concerts, 304,807 audio recordings, and 547,917 texts. Big collection of links as well.
Museums Around the World - Links to the websites of pretty much every museum in the world all on one page.
The History Files, by Kessler and Associates - A great resource with large and detailed King Lists from various regions of the world, as well as numerous maps and feature articles on various historical periods. An especially good resource for timelines dealing with Dark Age Britain.
An amazing resource found by VoCSe (or whatever he's called this week) - Includes a lot of detailed information on European history from the late 15th to the early 18th centuries.
The Avalon Project - A rather extensive collection of documents in law, diplomacy and history. Pretty much every treaty since 4000 BC can be found here, along with all kinds of charters, grants, statutes and the like.
Virtual Autopsy - Brush up on all those skills you picked up watching CSI.
The Internet Classics Archive - Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and “reader's choice” Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.
Acadian & Cajun Genealogy and History Online - Approximately 750 links on everything about Acadian and Cajun history, ranging from archaeology, maps, pictures, postcards, recipes and–of course–geneology.
South of the Sahara - A useful list of African-related sites.
Footnotes to History - An overview of ephemeral states, micronations, secessionist states, and every other kind of country you never heard of in high school, and as such quite a useful source for alternate history ideas (thanks go to Tony Jones for the link).
wierdest, obcure [sic] countries in history?: odd nations that we forgot - An AH.COM thread with a similar purpose.
The Historic Cities Resource Database Maps, literature, documents, books and much more !
Look at Me - A collection of found photos.
Tales of Future Past - David Szondy's museum of retro-futurism, with insightful and snarky commentary.
Dark Roasted Blend - Looking for the weird and wonderful things to complement your daily coffee ritual and potentially inspire you ?
Paleofuture.com - A look into the future that never was.
Curious Expeditions - Large and diverse collection of links and articles about all manner of things bizarre.
Retrothing.com - Vintage gadgets and technology.
The Museum of Retrotechnology - Pictures, information and links about a wide variety of 'old' and sometimes unusual tech including Propellor-Driven Locomotives, Steam Engines of all kinds, Optical Telegraphs and more.
Vintage Paperbacks & Digests - 800 images of paperback books on this website; everything from film noir to science fiction to lesbiana to drug theme paperbacks can be found here.
Vintage Projects - From the website: Our goal is to preserve the inspired DIY spirit of the past. Our free project reprints cover farm machines, the woodshop, machine shop, boats, archery and more. These vintage plans come from a half-century ago when do-it-yourself enthusiasts turned wood, metal and old motors into useful workhorses, functional tools, and toys.
Vintage Scans - Apparently, the criteria for this site is a) interesting advertising pictures from magazines or b) Taken sometime between the 1930s to 60's or c) Involving pretty women. Bonus points if all three can be accomplished apparently.
Vintage Technology - This guy is perhaps a bit too fond of old calculators, computers, and other electronic devices but it's still an interesting site to browse through.
DaVinci Automata - Clockpunk information and links of all kinds.
Finkbuilt - 'A tinkerer's journal'.
Lisa's Nostalgic Cafe - Multimedia tours of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. Includes views of music, lifestyles, fashion, and fads of the three decades.
Mr. Pop History - A look at pop culture of the preceding five decades week by week.
Crazy Fads - Information about fads from the 1920s until the present day.
The Straight on The Haight - Stories and history of the Haight Ashbury. 60's styles, music, fashions and accessories in picture and text.
Pulp Fiction Central - Part of Vintage Library, this online store gives much information about the pulps, including cover art, writer profiles, and sells print and electronic reprints of the mags. Secure ordering. Requires Adobe Acrobat to read the online reprints.
Classic Noir Online - The Hardboiled World of Classic Film Noir includes articles, recommendations and more than 600 films.
What If Sports - Useful for box scores of alternative sports teams.