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Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives (SOVA)

Website: Smithsonian Institution: Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives

URL: https://sova.si.edu/

Rights Statement: https://www.si.edu/termsofuse

Available Materials: The Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives (SOVA) is the summation of digitized content in the Smithsonian Collection across all of its affiliated institutions. This includes many different prominent topics in American history; from Civil Rights/Social History, to culture (music, art, etc.), to posters. The website describes their collection as follows: “Access 26421 descriptions of personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, films, works of art and organizational records.” There are featured collections that one can use to narrow down what they need, whether by topic or type of object in the collection.