A collection of 2,100 slides selected from the files of the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, and many other public and private sources, covering themes most often presented in American history courses. No captions appear on the slides; instead, the set comes with a 265-page Master Guide Book which contains detailed background information on each slide, an elaborate subject index, and suggestions for use of the materials.

Categories included in the collection are:

  • Explorers and Early America
  • The Age of the American Revolution
  • American Indians
  • The Civil War
  • The West
  • Presidents and National Campaigns
  • An American Gallery: Portraits of Famous Americans
  • Black America
  • American Women
  • Hispanic-Americans
  • Agricultural and Rural America
  • American Cities and Towns
  • America at War
  • American Labor and Industry
  • Posters and Advertising
  • Transportation - From Horses to Rockets
  • Horse Power
  • Ships
  • Railroads
  • Automobiles
  • Aviation
  • America at Play
  • Movements and Protest

Note: The copy of the Master Guide Book and index is shelved, along with other oversized guides, on the west wall of the Media Center under the call number SL E179 .A43 1977 guide.