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A research guide to primary and secondary sources for African American history from the University of Washington Libraries.
A collection of American primary historical documents.
A research guide to primary and secondary sources for American History from the University of Washington Libraries.
An excellent resource managed by Yale Law Library. Contains digitized historical documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.
The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
The University of Michigan Library Making of America Collection is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
A research guide to primary and secondary sources for Native American history from the University of Washington Libraries.
A collection of primary historical materials that document the history of South Asian diaspora in the United States.
Book & pamphlet collections
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection
Digital access to the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) collection of American periodicals published between 1691 and 1852.
A collections of digitized books and periodicals published in the United States, primarily during the second half of the nineteenth century. This resource includes over 1,500 books and 23 popular magazines.
A collection of books and articles that documents the story of African Americans struggling for freedom and human rights in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. This collection includes all the existing autobiographical narratives of fugitive and former slaves published as broadsides, pamphlets, or books in English up to 1920.
An essential resource for the study of popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
19th Century U.S. Newspaper Digital Archive
Provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages of primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life among other subjects.
Print journalism from Indigenous peoples of the US and Canada, from 1828 to 2016.
A searchable collection of America's historic newspapers from 1836 - 1922.
Full page and article images of historical newspapers including:
- The New York Times (1851 to 4 years ago)
- The Wall Street Journal (1889 to 18 years ago)
- The Washington Post (1877 to 7 years ago)
Oral histories, diaries, letters, narratives, etc.
A collection containing more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration.
Discovering American Women's History Online
A collection of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States.
A collection of Civil Rights Movement interviews conducted by author Robert Penn Warren.
FedFlix is a collection of films and training videos produced by the United States Government, including videos from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), the United States Department of Defense, and the National Archives and Records Administration.
United States government agency that preserves and documents US government and historical records.
NYPL Digital Gallery
NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
U.S. National Archives' Photostream
A collection of photographs that cover a wide range of subjects and themes documented in the work of the United States government.
Music and film sources
DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) provides CD quality audio, complete liner notes and essays from New World Records, Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI) and other important labels, such as Albany, innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening and Mutable Music. DRAM offers the educational community on-demand, high-quality streaming access to complete works.