Searched by birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements, and other keywords. Covers people from ancient time to today.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1174 - Present
Searchable directory on more than 13,000 persons who served in Congress including the Continental Congress, territorial delegates and Vice-Presidents. Search by name, position, state, party, year served or congress.
Biographies Plus Illustrated
Includes Current Biography, Junior Authors & Illustrators, world authors, composers, songwriters, musicians, film directors, plus more than 65,000 profiles. Also, contains links to full text articles, book reviews plus more. Must have a library card to access.
A&E Television site for biographical information on over 25,000 persons past and present.
Sponsored by TK Publishers site provide information on history, teams and players.
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives of the Federal Writers Project , 1936 - 38.
Library of Congress site contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
This site provides access to the first 14 volumes of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, covering notable Canadians who died between the years 1000 and 1930.
Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
Profiled are African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering.
Find a Grave
Search for graves for famous and non-famous people.
Frederick Douglass Papers
The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library fo Congress.
Internet Poetry Archive
Site sponsored by the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Arts Council to make available information on a number of contemporary poets.
Maryland Public Television site about the literature, life and times of Edgar Allen Poe.
Mark Twain in His Times
Contains texts and manuscripts, scores of contemporary reviews and articles, hundreds of images, and many different kinds of interactive exhibits. Site sponsored by University of Virginia.
Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century
Portal to the presidential libraries and their digitized collections from Hoover to Clinton. Information also available for educators.
Official site of the Louis Armstrong House & Archives.
Links to works, life, criticisms and more.