As this is the beginning of Theological Libraries Month (one of the many wonderful things celebrated during the month of October!), I thought I would highlight one of the fine resources available at the ATLA (American Theological Libraries Association) website.
The Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (otherwise known as CDRI) is a repository of digital resources contributed from member libraries throughout North America. Originally funded by the Henry R. Luce Foundation, the database is now maintained by ATLA.
The CDRI database provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography. Collections at Yale, Princeton, Southern Methodist University, Emory, Harvard and Duke, are among the holdings gathered here.
While I can browse through these collections at great length, the areas I was most personally interested in include online John Wesley archives at both Drew and SMU and the Henri J.M. Nouwen Archives and Research Collection.
The site can be browsed by collection or searched for specific materials. Take a look at the site – there are a great number of resources especially in the humanities, music, and biblical studies with items for research or for classroom presentations. You can get to the link by clicking on the link above or here (Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative).