Research Resources

The online tools and resources listed below are pathways that can lead deep into the information behind the Museum’s exhibits and programs, and well beyond. They are organized in four sections:

  1. Library Catalogs:  A list of online catalogs from libraries reasonably near the Museum and accessible to the public.
  2. Societies, Associations, Agencies, and Foundations:  Organizations whose work is related to the Museum’s and that have useful information and publications for students and researchers. This list is international in scope.
  3. Museums:  A list of museums that are similar to the Museum in approach and subject matter. This list is also international in scope.
  4. Other Online Resources:  A lists of links that feature online images, databases, and documents that can be accessed for a range of instructional and research purposes. Some links in the other sections and lists also have similar online tools.

Section 1:  Library Catalogs
Bridgewater College Library
Eastern Mennonite University Library
James Madison University Libraries
Library of Congress
Library of Virginia
Mary Baldwin College Library
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
University of Virginia Libraries
Valley Libraries Connection
Virginia Military Institute Library
Virginia Tech Libraries
Washington and Lee University Library

Section 2:  Societies, Associations, Agencies, and Foundations
American Association of Museums
American Association for State and Local History
American Historical Association
Archeological Society of Virginia
Artist Blacksmith’s Association of North America
Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums
Association for Preservation Technology International
Augusta County Historical Society
Bath County Historical Society
Berkeley County Historical Society (WV)
Botetourt County Historical Society
Clarke County Historical Association
Early American Industries Association
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society
Historical Society of Washington County, VA
Historical Society of Western Virginia
New River Historical Society
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Organization of American Historians
Pennsylvania German Society
Preservation Trades Network
Rockbridge Historical Society
Rheinland-Pfalz
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
Society for the Preservation of Old Mills
Timber Framers Guild
Vernacular Architecture Forum
Virginia Historical Society
Winchester-Frederick Historical Society
Ulster Historical Foundation
Worcestershire Historical Society
Virginia Department of Historical Resources

Section 3:  Museums
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
Bauernhaus Museum – Wolfegg
Bell Grove Plantation
Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
Booker T. Washington National Monument
Chiltern Open Air Museum
Colonial Williamsburg
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
Explore Park
Freilichtmuseum am Kiekeberg
Gunston Hall Plantation
Hans Herr House
Historic Brattonsville
Jamestown-Yorktown
Landis Valley Museum
Little Woodham 17th Century Village
Mercer Museum
Monacan Ancestral Museum
Monticello
Montpelier
Mount Vernon
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
National Museums Northern Ireland
New Market Battlefield State Historical Park
Old Salem Museum & Gardens
Old Sturbridge Village
Old World Wisconsin
Roscheider Hof in Konz
Rheinland-Pfälzisches Freilchtmuseum Bad Sobernheim
Ryedale Folk Museum
Smithsonian Institution
Ulster American Folk Park
Ulster-Scots Agency
Westfälisches Freilichtmuseum Detmold
Winterthur
Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

Section 4:  Other Online Resources:
African Diaspora Archaeology Network
African American Heritage of Virginia
Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
Ancestry.com
Building Community: Medieval Technology and American History
Center for History and New Media
Digital History
Documenting the American South
Geospatial & Statistical Center
History Cooperative
Mapping Virginia
National Archives (UK)
National Archives (US)
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland
Rootsweb.com
Virginia Center for Digital History