Resources for research in journalism and mass communication history.
Calls for papers and proposals
The latest calls for history research papers, book chapters and panel proposals.
This listserv is a forum for journalism historians that features periodic discussions among scholars, graduate students, and professionals. Jhistory was established in 1994 by David Mindich, now of Saint Michael’s College in Vermont.
Media History Exchange
The Media History Exchange is a project funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities to create an archive and social network for media historians working in different disciplines. Submissions to the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference are made through the Media History Exchange.
American Journalism Historians Association
AJHA was founded in 1981 to promote the teaching and research of journalism history. It sponsors a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, American Journalism, which is edited by Ford Risley of Penn State University.
Center for Civil War Photography
This site features an archive of Civil War photographs as well as information about photographers. The site includes links to online exhibits and includes instructions for requesting images from the National Archives and Library of Congress.
The Oyez Project
This project offers access to audio recordings of cases heard in the United States Supreme Court. The site includes transcripts of the hearing that scroll as the audio plays. Transcripts and .mp3 files of the audio can be downloaded. The project is supported by the Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago.
The Digital Public Library of America
A collaborative effort of libraries, museums and archives from across the country. The DPLA offers a searchable catalog. Search results include a link to the item on the original content provider’s website. Items include text, photographs, video and audio files.