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Primary Sources for Local History
General American History
Our Documents.gov: 100 milestone documents
Maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Primary Sources for American History
From the Reference and User Services Assoc. Most websites listed ARE NOT .COM sites.
Library of Congress.gov: American Memory
List of documents, sound recordings, images, prints, maps, and sheet music documenting the American experience.
Refine search by historical era.
Avalon.yale.edu: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
Primary sources in world history from 4,000 BCE to present. From Yale Law School.
LOC.gov: Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Newspaper pages from 1880-1910 from select states, including Florida. From Library of Congress.gov.
Many Pasts - History Matters
Contains primary documents in text, image, and audio about the experiences of ordinary Americans throughout U.S. history.
The History Place: Great Speeches
Text of 70 of the world's most significant speeches.
Famous speeches made by influential leaders of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Early American History
Evans Early American Imprint Collection
Full text of all known existing books and pamphlets printed in America from 1639-1819. Use the QUICK BROWSE box to search by Author, Title or Subject.
UNC.edu: North American Slave Narratives
Searchable list of slave narratives from Univ of NC-Chapel Hill.
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers Project, 1936-1938
2,300 first-person accounts of slavery with some photographs of former slaves. From Library of Congress.gov.
UPenn.edu: Crisis of the Union
Civil War-related documents from Univ of Pennsylvania. Listed by date.
World War II
SMU.edu: Historic Government Publications from World War II
World War II government publications distributed during the war from Southern Methodist Univ.
civilrightsactof1964.org: Civil Rights Documentation Project
Click on a year to for interactive materials and links to historical materials about the civil rights experience.
Women's Suffrage Primary Sources
From the National Women's History Museum.
Digital Transgender Archive
Search by topic, geographical region and more.
The Virtual Vietnam Archive.edu
Over 2.7 million pages of scanned materials, including documents, photographs, and more. From Texas Tech Univ.
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