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Historical primary sources online: Images and streaming media

Multipart guide to VT Libraries' many digital archives, whether based on types of sources or thematic collections.

Still images

Streaming media (film, broadcast, internet)

Broad-based video collections  

These are your best options for finding classroom-legal versions of programs originally offered on consumer-oriented streaming platforms like Netflix or Amazon, whose licenses exclude library use.    This list highlights streaming sources that provide content most directly related to historical and social science inquiry.  It is not an exhaustive directory to all our library's video providers.

Specialized media collections     

Though covering many things, events, and people, these collections are curated within boundaries such as topic, creator, or medium.  Free sources may become unavailable at any time.