Because we're located in Boston, we have more materials from New England than elsewhere in the country. Whenever possible, we like to highlight resources at other institutions that our researchers might find useful. One such resource that I came across recently is Documenting the American South at the University of North Carolina.
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes sixteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
Collections that may be of particular interest to our readers are "The Church in the Southern Black Community", "North American Slave Narratives", "First-Person Narratives of the American South", "Oral Histories of the American South" available as both recordings and transcribed text, and "The Southern Homefront, 1861-1865". If any of these sound useful or interesting to you, go take a look around.