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American Memory is a gateway to the Library of Congress’s vast resources of digitized American historical materials. Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections based on their original format, their subject matter, or who first created, assembled, or donated them to the Library.
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States
From the editors: By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, we hope this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.
Bowling Green State Univ. Primary Sources
A great portal to primary sources available on the Internet, courtesy of Bowling Green State University.
Facts on File
A collection of reference and news service databases.
Salem History - Milestone Documents
Access to the full-text of Salem Press’award-winning history reference works. Look for the "Milestone Documents" hyperlink.
World Book Advanced has numerous Primary Source materials. A keyword search can yield Primary Source materials.
Great History Primary Source Web Sites
Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History
Collection includes more than 60,000 letters, diaries, maps, pamphlets, printed books, newspapers, photographs, and ephemera that document the political, social, and economic history of the United States.
The National Archives Doc Teach
Thousands of primary source documents to bring the past to life as classroom teaching tools from the billions preserved at the National Archives. Use the search field above to find written documents, images, maps, charts, graphs, audio and video in our ever-expanding collection that spans the course of American history.
The Papers of George Washington
Established in 1968 at the University of Virginia, The Papers of George Washington is working to publish comprehensive letterpress and digital editions of Washington's correspondence.
University of Houston Digital History
Includes over 400 annotated documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, supplemented by primary sources on slavery, Mexican American, Asian American, and Native American history, and U.S. political, social, and legal history; succinct essays on the history of film, ethnicity, private life, and technology; multimedia exhibitions; and reference resources that include a database of annotated links, classroom handouts, chronologies, glossaries, an audio archive including speeches and book talks by historians, and a visual archive with hundreds of historical maps and images.
US Library of Congress Primary Documents in American History
The initial release of this Web site contains documents from the years 1775 to 1872. Updates will be made on a regular basis, including the addition of documents from the 20th Century.
du Pont Catalog
Depending on your subject, a book might be, or might contatin, primary source material for your research.