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Primary Sources / Archives
American History Collections
Content from the US Library of Congress, arranged by topic.
The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy
Sponsored by Yale Law School. Includes Project Diana Online Human Rights Archive.
Black Freedom Struggle
From ProQuest, an open access website focused on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. "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."
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, 1836-1922
A collection sponsored the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Cornell U Library Making of America Collection
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes sixteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History
The Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History online provides access to typescripts of interviews (1967 -1972) conducted with hundreds of Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective nations and tribes.
The Friend of Man
A newspaper documenting early anti-slavery and other reform movements, published from 1836 - 1842. Scholars studying social reform in New York State will be interested in Friend of Man's revelations about the regional interconnectedness of reform, especially in areas such as Utica, Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, and New York City.
The Papers of Jefferson Davis (Rice University)
The Papers of Jefferson Davis, a documentary editing project based at Rice University in Houston, Texas, has published (1971-2015) a 14 volume edition of his letters and speeches, several of which can be found on this web site. The site also provides extensive information on Davis and his family and numerous images.
The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
from the Virginia Center for Digital History and University of Virginia
American Historical Association
The American Historical Association is the largest professional organization serving historians in all fields and all professions.
The Organization of American Historians
The mission of the organization is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and to encourage wide discussion of historical questions and the equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.
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