Our Partners

The New-York Historical Society collaborates with partner institutions to bring a wide array of primary sources and teaching materials to WAMS for educators across the country. Learn more about our partners below.

Partner Institutions

WAMS Partner Institutions contribute primary source materials from their collections to units of WAMS. They also facilitate professional development programs for teachers in their local networks.

Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta Historical Society was founded in 1926 to preserve, study, and present Atlanta history. From a small archival-focused historical society, it grew into today’s Atlanta History Center, encompassing 33 acres of Goizueta Gardens, four historic houses, varied programming, a range of signature and temporary exhibitions in Atlanta History Museum, and Kenan Research Center’s archives and library.

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Chicago History Museum

Founded in 1856, the Chicago History Museum (CHM) is the city’s oldest cultural institution and home to millions of historical objects, images, and documents. CHM’s mission—to share Chicago’s stories, serving as a hub of scholarship and learning, inspiration, and civic engagement—is the foundation of the Museum’s programs and events, exhibitions, educational initiatives, publications, and collecting activities that touch the lives of all Chicagoans to make meaningful and personal connections to history.

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The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. Each year, The Huntington provides nearly 2,000 scholars with access to its world-class collection; awards $2.1 million in fellowships to scholars for advanced humanities research; educates thousands of schoolchildren and their teachers in art, history, literature, and botanical science; organizes special exhibitions to enhance the visitor experience, interpret the collections, and facilitate learning; and hosts more than 800,000 visitors. It is an independent nonprofit organization, supported by gifts and grants from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies, and by a private endowment.

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Missouri Historical Society

The Missouri Historical Society preserves Missouri's rich history and makes it relevant to the people of today through locally and nationally significant exhibits, free programs, and outreach services. MHS also has an extensive collection of documents, prints, archival papers, photographs, moving images, and objects that are accessible to all. Community events include family and children's programming; field trips; teacher professional development; concerts, films, and theatrical performances; genealogy workshops; and presentations by historians and academic leaders.

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Oregon Historical Society

The Oregon Historical Society preserves our state’s history and makes it accessible to everyone in ways that advance knowledge and inspire curiosity about all the people, places, and events that have shaped Oregon. For more than a century, we have served as the state’s collective memory. We share our vast collection through our research library, thought-provoking museum exhibits, and robust digital platforms. We bring history directly to Oregon's students, and we support lifelong learning through our many public lectures and events. We advance critical inquiry through the Oregon Historical Quarterly, a journal that has sparked conversations throughout our community for over a century.

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Additional Collaborations

The New-York Historical Society collaborates with other organizations to bring WAMS resources to as many educators as possible. In these collaborations, WAMS materials can be combined with those of other institutions to create lessons for students.

Humanities in Class Digital Library

The National Humanities Center’s Humanities in Class Digital Library is an Open Educator Resources (OER) platform that provides direct access to a wide variety of humanities resources in one central location. The platform is open to K-12 and collegiate-level users including scholars, schools, districts, and informal educators. Educators can combine materials to create their own lessons.

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