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History of Education: Primary Sources in General Collections & Online


Chronicling America
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. Learn more

Search hundreds of newspapers (.pdf) by title and date or by keyword. Database includes the Syracuse Post Standard. Coverage for some papers goes back to the 1700's.
Archive of television news. The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, FoxNews and more than 9,000 hours of special news- related programming including ABC: 1968 - present, CBS: 1968 - present, NBC: 1968 - present, CNN: 1995 - present, FoxNews: 2004 - present
All Newspaper Databases

Primary Source Subscriptions

Census and Statistical data

Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts

The Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts has data from 1790 to 1990, for all geographic areas in the United States.  There are three major sources of historical decennial census data" as PDFs.

"The first official Census was conducted in 1790 under Thomas Jefferson, who was the Secretary of State. That census, taken by U.S. marshals on horseback, counted 3.9 million inhabitants. Since that time, the decennial Census has been conducted every ten years, generally on April 1 in years ending in a zero."

Education Statistics Links and Resources
New York State and National data

Statistical Abstract of the United States
An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Numeric Data Services Librarian's US Census Subject Guide- Paul Bern

Numeric Data Services Subject Guide- Paul Bern

Video and Image Databases

Databases by type (video, image, audio, maps, more)

Print Indexes

International Index to Periodicals    v.3 (1920/1923)-v.13 (1952/1955)  

Call number:  AI 3  R49   2nd floor Bird Library

                This is more scholarly than Readers Guide 

                Previous title:  Readers Guide Supplement 1907-1923  

                Call number:  AI 3  R49   2nd floor Bird Library

Headings  -  Different terminology may have been used in the past.  e. g. dormitories vs. residence halls

   --Colleges and Universities



Index to Periodical Articles By and About Blacks. 1960-1998   

Call number  AI 3 O 371 2nd floor Bird Library

Heading – Universities  & Colleges


Poole's Index to Periodical Literature   1802 – 1906  

Call number  AI 3 P7 2nd floor Bird Library

 Headings: -- Universities

                  -- College

College Student Personnel Abstracts  1965-1984

Call number: LB 2343 . C65  4th floor Bird Library


Newspaper indexes  in print

The Times Index    Call number AI 21 T46 2nd Floor Bird Library

Washington Post Index    Call number AI 21 W33 W36  2nd floor Bird Library