Section: Resources For A Great Classroom Day: Archives Of Primary Sources
 

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Understand and Where To Locate: What Are Primary Sources? " Primary sources are records created at the time an event occurred or later in the form of a memoir or an oral history. Primary sources allow researchers to get about as close to the truth as possible when researching an historical event or time period." University of Colorado


Web Link: Using Primary Sources on the Web:" How reliable are the primary sources you find on the Web? Who maintains the site? Are documents transcribed or scanned? This guide includes important information on evaluating and citing primary sources located on the Web. From the American Library Association."


Web Link: Strategies For Locating Primary Source Materials At Yale


Section: A List of Primary Sources: " These sources include, Diaries, speeches, interviews, Journals, letters, manuscripts, memoirs, autobiographies that are written to describe events as the author experienced or observed them, records of organizations, published materials, such as newspaper articles or other writings by observers, journalists, attitudes of popular understanding about an event or a time period, photographs etc. " University of Colorado.


Sub Section Advertising, Marketing and Commercial Imagery Collections


Web Link: Breck Girls Collection 1936-1995
Web Link: The Sandra & Gary Baden Collection of Celebrity Endorsements In Advertising 1897-1979
Web Link: Ad*Access: A collection of images from over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines from 1911 through 1955. Subject areas include: radio, television, transportation, beauty and hygiene and World War II.


Sub Section: African American Studies


Web Link: African Americans in The Military Pt 1: Subject Files of Judge William Hastie, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War
Web Link: Records of the National Association of Colored  Women's Clubs, 1895-1992 Part I Minutes & Corresp.
Web Link: Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, 1895-1992 Part 2 Pres. Office Files
Web Link: The Black Power Movement: Part I Amiri Baraka
Web Link: The Black Power Movement: Part 2 Williams Papers
Web Link: The Black Power Movement: Part 3 Papers of the Revolutionary Action Movement 1962-1996
Web Link: The Black Power Movement: Part 4 League of Revolutionary Black Workers, 1965-1976
Web Link: The Freedmen's Savings & Trust: Letters Received by the Commissioners, 1870-1914, Pt 1
Web Link: Mary McLeod Bethune Papers: Bethune Foundation Coll, Pt. 1
Web Link: Mary McLeod Bethune Papers: Bethune Foundation Coll. Pt. 2
Web Link: Mary McLeod Bethune Papers: Bethune Foundation Coll. Pt. 3
Web Link: Mary McLeod Bethune Papers: Bethune Foundation Coll. Pt. 4
Web Link: Records of the National Negro Business League Pt. 1, Annual Conf.
Web Link: Records of the National Negro Business League Pt. 2, Correspondence


Sub Section: American History


Web Link: American Journeys:  This website offers access to 18,000 pages of primary source eyewitness accounts from expeditions of discovery, including: the 1492 log of Columbus, the complete journals of Lewis and Clark, and much more. Teachers will find background essays, reference maps, and lesson plans.
Web Link: New Deal Network : The NDN is an outstanding database of more than 20,000 photographs, political cartoons, and texts (speeches, letters, and other historic documents) from the period of the
Depression and the New Deal. (Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute)
Web Link: Eyewitness to History: Each entry frames the eyewitness account with a brief description of the event and of the person recounting it and includes a bibliography and related links.
Web Link: American Memory: From the Library of Congress, the American Memory project is a collection of digitized
documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures and text from the Library of Congress Americana collections.
Web Link: Documenting the American South: Sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this is an
electronic collection that provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture.
Web Link: The Avalon Project: Excellent collection of digital documents including links to supporting documents, relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. (Yale Law School)
Web Link: Sources for General History: Dan Graf's lengthy list of historical texts, images, and recordings.
(Virginia Wesleyan) excellent
Web Link: Hanover Historical Texts Project: Excellent collection of primary texts for students and faculty for use in
classes. (Hanover College)
Web Link: Digital History : This Web site was designed and developed to support the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges and is supported by the Department of History and the College of Education at the University of Houston.
Web Link: Ogram's 17th Century New England Links: Links to images from daily life in the 17th century. Includes legal
documents pertaining to the Salem Witch Trials.
Web Link: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration:  Historical archives with photos, original manuscripts, multimedia and information on major historical topics
Web Link: Smithsonian Institution: Articles and research on science, technology, art, and American history; a digital image library; rare book text; and links to the twenty individual Smithsonian libraries
Web Link: The American Colonists' Library: Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History
Web Link: American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printer Ephemera
Web Link: Archiving Early America: historical documents from 18th century America
Web Link: Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents: From the University of Oklahoma, this site has primary source documents organized by time period, including speeches, treaties, charters, and personal papers.
Web Link: From Revolution to Reconstruction (A Hypertext on American History (University of Groningen, Netherlands) -- US documents from before 1400 through 1900 including Presidential speeches and writings--biographical information is a secondary resource.
Web Link: Virtual Jamestown: Combines documents from the early history of Jamestown with interactive web technology.
Web Link: September 11th Documentary Project: Library of Congress archive, includes narratives, photos, drawings, etc.
Web Link: The American Heritage Project: A shared database of SGML-encoded finding aids describing and providing access to collections documenting American history and culture.
Web Link: Digitized Primary American History Sources: From the University of Northern Iowa Library, this site provides links to sites with primary sources related to American history.
Web Link: The Kraus Collection of Sir Francis Drake: This collection is provided by the Library of Congress. "Sir Francis Drake, English explorer and naval strategist, circumnavigated the earth from 1577-1580. During these travels, Drake visited the Caribbean and the Pacific claiming a portion of California for Queen Elizabeth and waging battles on the Spanish. This collection comprises important primary and secondary materials accumulated about Drake's voyages throughout the then Spanish territory of the Americas. Texts are in English, Latin, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and French."
Web Link: Repositories of Primary Sources: Compiled by Terry Abraham at the University of Idaho. This site is "a
listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar." Links are divided geographical by the location of the repository.
Web Link: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library (Colonial Williamsburg): the Library collects, at a single location, various
informational resources on the culture and history of  colonial British America, the American Revolution, and the early United States. It includes collections of books, journals, manuscripts, visual resources, and online
services.
Web Link: Old Dominion University Libraries: The Special Collections houses the University Archives, Manuscripts, and books and printed material relating to Virginia and Tidewater History. The Manuscripts contain diaries,
letters, legal and campaign files, photographs, and maps that document such subjects as the Civil War, Virginia politics, military history, etc.


Sub Section: Attitudes of Public Understanding


Web Link: After the Day of Infamy :"Man-on-the-Street : Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor: presents approximately twelve hours of opinions recorded in the days and months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor from more than two hundred individuals in cities and towns across the United States. They feature a wide diversity of opinion concerning the war and other social and political issues of the day, such as racial prejudice and labor disputes.
Web Link: The History Channel: Speeches: Speeches by individuals from the US and the world on wide range of topics including politics & government, science & technology and arts & entertainment.


Sub Section: Authors, Novelists, etc.


Web Link: AMERICAN AUTHORS: Manuscript Summaries At The John Burns Library: Boston College
Web Link: ANDERSON: Inventory of the Sherwood Anderson Papers 1872-1992 (Novelist) at the Newberry Library Chicago, Illinois
Web Link: ASCH: Sholem Asch (1880-1957) Novelist, Dramatist at Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Web Link: CAPOTE: Truman Capote Papers 1924-1984 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: COUSINS: An Inventory of Margaret Cousins Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center-Texas
Web Link: CRANE: The Stephen Crane Collection: Syracuse University Library
Web Link: DICKINSON: Emily Dickinson Collection: Jones Library Special Collections
Web Link: DOWELL: Coleman Dowell Papers At The Fales Library & Special Collections At New York University
Web Link: ECKEL: The Peter J. Eckel Newsboy Collection, A Finding Aid prepared by Vincent Di Girolamo: Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library, 1996
Web Link: HELLMAN: The Fales Library & Special Collections, New York: A Guide To the Geoffrey T. Hellman Papers 1842-1971
Web Link: HOUGH: Harry Beetle Hough Papers 1841-1994
Web Link: HUGHES: Langston Hughes Papers At Yale University
Web Link: INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS: Individual Author Collections: University of Tulsa
Web Link: KIPLING: Rudyard Kipling Collection at Syracuse University Library
Web Link: LUCE: Clare Boothe Luce Guide to Research Papers
Web Link: MARLING: Summary of the Karal Ann Marling Collection: Finding Aids
Web Link: MEADE: Marion Meade Papers on Dorothy Parker, Author and Poet 1859-1993 at Columbia University
Web Link: O'NEILL: Eugene O'Neill Papers at the Yale University Library
Web Link: POE: Edgar Allan Poe Papers 1845-1934 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: PORTER: Katherine Ann Porter Papers Housed at the University of Maryland Libraries
Web Link: ROOSEVELT: Theodore Roosevelt 1887-1944: A Register of His Papers in the Library of Congress
Web Link: RYAN: Finding Aid For The John A. Ryan Papers At The Catholic University of America
Web Link: SHAW: The Shaw Collection at Florida State University
Web Link: SHEAFFER-O'NEILL: The Louis-Sheaffer-Eugene O'Neill Collection at Connecticut College
Web Link: STEVENSON: Robert Louis Stevenson Collection at Syracuse University Library
Web Link: WEBSTER: Daniel Webster, A Register of His Papers in the Library of Congress
Web Link: WHITMAN: Walt Whitman: A Register of His Papers In the Library of Congress
Web Link: WILSON: Edmund Wilson Papers: Author of Literary Criticism at Yale University


Sub Section: Civil Rights History


Web Link: Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage: A project from the University of Southern Mississippi relating to Civil Rights history.  Includes transcripts and some actual voice recordings of oral history interviews.  Some are from "Mississippi Voices," an award winning radio series.
Web Link: The Learning Page: Library of Congress: Civil Rights
Web Link: African-American Odyssey: A digital treasure chest from the Library of Congress (LOC), this section of the American Memory project includes highlights from LOC’s vast African American collections, the Frederick Douglass papers, history and digitized memorabilia about Jackie Robinson, slave narratives from the Federal Writer’s Project, pamphlets written by African-Americans from 1824–1909, and a collection of books and pamphlets about the early history of slavery and the courts.
Web Link: Civil Rights Documentation Project: An excellent collection of photographs, manuscripts, and oral histories from the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries are available on this site. The content covers events of national importance that occurred in Mississippi.
Web Link: Oral History Interviews (Civil Rights): Provided by Washington State University and the Spokane Spokesman-Review, this site focuses on Washington state residents with ties to the Civil Rights Movement.
Web Link: Malcolm X: A Research Site: The most thorough treatment of Malcolm X on the Web, this site offers extensive bibliographies, Web bibliographies, letters, photographs, speeches, study guides, and a family tree.
Web Link: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project: This site provides complete citation information for all of King’s published works, audio clips, and famous quotes, plus his biography, chronology, and historical background.
Web Link: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute: Access the Research Resources where you’ll find a searchable database of manuscripts and oral histories. Educators’ resources are provided, as well as multimedia exhibits.
Web Link: We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement: Pictures, addresses, and background information about forty-one properties where civil rights activities took place.  
Web Link: The Martin Luther King, Jr. FBI File, Part I
Web Link: The Martin Luther King, Jr. FBI File, Part 2 King-Levinson File


Sub Section: Debates/American Public Address


Web Link: Debates in the Federal Convention: Transcripts of the debates and discussions at the Federal Convention of 1787.
Web Link: Douglass: Archives of American Public Address (Northwestern Univ.): Archive of American oratory and related documents searchable by speaker, title, issue, and chronologically.
Web Link:  The Debates in the Several Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Jonathan Elliot (1836) — A collection of documents, including proceedings of the ratifying state conventions.
Web Link: Elliot's Debates: The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution.
Web Link: Farrand's Records: The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787.


Sub Section: Educational


Web Link: Edsitement: The National Endowment for the Humanities maintains this site with links to best history, language arts and social sciences sites. In addition to primary sources, there are online lesson plans and other digital learning materials.
Web Link: Spartacus Educational : A mind-boggling online encyclopedia of British history, medieval Europe, the
Nazis, US Civil War, the Vietnam War and more. Phenomenal!


Sub Section: Ethnic Groups
Web Link: Finnish Worker's Federation of the United States, New York Records: Finding Aid at the University of Minnesota
Web Link: Order Sons of Italy In America, New York Grand Lodge Records: Finding Aid at the University of Minnesota
Web Link: Polish Canteen For Servicemen (New York, New York) Records: Finding Aid at the University of Minnesota
Web Link: New York Puerto Rican Scholarship Fund Records 1952-1965 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: Ukrainian Knowledge Society of New York City, Inc., Records: Finding Aid At the University of Minnesota
Web Link: Scottish Collection at Florida State University
Web Link: Manuel R. Bustamante Photograph Collection : Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami
Web Link: Guide to the Records of the Seligman Solomon Society 1887-1956 (American Jewish Historical Society)
Web Link: Maloney Collection Of Irish Historical Papers 1857-1949
Web Link: German Theater and Movie Programs Collection 1929-1937 at the University of Southern California
Web Link: Connecticut Polish American Archives at the Central Connecticut State University
Web Link: The Fenian Brotherhood Collection: Manuscript collection at the American Catholic History Research Center
Web Link: The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Rememberance Authority - Yad Vashem: Established in 1953 to document the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust. The Archives contains 62 million pages of documentation along with photographs, films and videotaped testimonies of survivors. The Library
has over 90,000 titles in various languages along with periodicals and other rare items. The SHOAH Resource Center on the site provides online access access to a selection of photographs, maps, diaries, letters, and more.


Sub Section: Gay and Lesbian Rights in the United States


Web Link: Archive of Influential Gay Rights Activists Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen acquired by The New York Public Library
Web Link: Gay and Lesbian Collections AIDS/HIV Collections in the New York Public Library
Web Link:
Web Link: Society of American Archivists' Lesbian and Gay Archives-Wisconsin
Web Link: Gay Rights Movement, Series Six: Atlanta lesbian Feminist Alliance Archives, ca. 1972-1994
Web Link: The GLBT Historical Society (The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender Historical Society) is one of the world's largest collections of primary source materials about GLBT history.
Web Link: St. Louis, Missouri Lesbian and Gay Archives (1987- ) Collection, 1972-1992
Web Link: Gerber/Hart Library: A depository for the records of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals and organizations, and for other resources bearing upon their lives and experiences in American society.
Web Link: Human Sexuality Collection: Cornell University, New York--The Human Sexuality Collection seeks to preserve and make accessible primary sources that document historical shifts in the social construction of sexuality, with a focus on U.S. lesbian and gay history.
Web Link: The Lesbian Herstory Archives
Web Link: ONE Institute International Gay & Lesbian Archives: Based in Los Angeles, ONE Institute is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution which houses the world's largest research library on GLBT heritage and concerns. Formed in 1952, ONE is the oldest ongoing Gay/Lesbian organization in the Western Hemisphere
Web Link: Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan: Resources on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Studies; The resources available here include links to archive and manuscript collections, internet resources, article indexes & databases.
Web Link: Society of American Archivists' Lesbian and  Gay Archives: Lavender Legacies Guide, New York


Sub Section: Genealogy and Immigration Primary Sources


Web Link: Ellis Island: Search Immigration Records, Find your ancestors, a photo of the ship they arrived on, the ships original manifest with many facts about passengers
Web Link: Immigration to the United States 1789-1930: web-based collection of selected historical materials from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the US from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression. Concentrating heavily on the 19th century, Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930, includes approximately 1,800 books and pamphlets as well as 6,000 photographs, 200 maps, and 13,000 pages from manuscript and archival collections.
Web Link: Cyndi's List: consists of over 250,000 categorized genealogy links and is continually being expanded and updated. The easy to browse category list and site descriptions offer an efficient way to search for online genealogical material.


Sub Section: Government Documents


Web Link: Civil Rights Law and History: A general overview and easy-to-understand introduction to U.S. civil rights laws and their background from the Department of Justice.
Web Link: FBI—Freedom of Information Act: Access the formerly classified FBI files of civil rights figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and the Ku Klux Klan. Searchable and indexed by name and subject. There is a great deal of information here, including 948 pages under the heading “Mississippi Burning,” about the murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi.
Web Link: Law Library of Congress
Web Link: Documents From The Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention
Web Link: A Century of Lawmaking For A New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1875
Web Link: The Avalon Project: Excellent collection of digital documents including links to supporting documents, relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. (Yale Law School)
Web Link: Constitution of the US: Analysis and Interpretation: Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States
Web Link: The Bay of Pigs: Released portions of Taylor Commission Report Provide Critical New Details on Operation Zapata.
Web Link: The Founders' Constitution Online documentation from the University of Chicago.
Web Link: The Federalists Papers:
Web Link: Documentary History of the Bill of Rights From the English Bill of Rights through the proposed amendments of the state ratifying conventions to the drafts debated in Congress before adopting the final version.
Web Link: Constitution of the Iroquois Nations: The Great Binding Law, Gayanashagowa
Web Link: Constitutional Law
Web Link: United States Supreme Court Records and Briefs
Web Link: National Security Archives a library and archive of declassified U.S. documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.


Sub Section: Hotel Records


Web Link: Tiger Hotel Company 1909-1945 at the University of Idaho
Web Link: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Records 1893-1929
Web Link: Fifth Avenue Hotel Records 1859-1891


Sub Section: Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties        Oklahoma State University


Web Link: Vol. 1, Laws (Compiled to December 1, 1902) Compiled and Edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington 1904
Web Link: Volume: II  (Treaties, 1778-1883)
Web Link: Volume: III (Laws, Compiled to Dec. 1, 1913)
Web Link: Volume: IV (Laws, Compiled to March 4, 1927)
Web Link: Volume V: (Laws, Compiled from December 22, 1927 to June 29, 1938)
Web Link: Volume VI & VII: (Laws, Compiled from February 10, 1939 to January 13, 1971)
Web Link: Early Recognized Treaties with American Indian Nations


Sub Section: Institutions, Organizations, Clubs etc.


Web Link: Adirondack  Mountain Club Records 1922-at the New York State Library
Web Link: Adelphoi Literary Society Records 1902-1913; 1924-1931-University at Albany
Web Link: Amalgamated Clothing Workers Of America Records 1914-1980
Web Link: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Finding Aids
Web Link: Bethlehem Digital History Project: Community Records. This project provides Web access to digitized primary source materials, transcriptions, translations and contextual information relating to the early history of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 1741-1844.
Web Link: Brooklyn Academy of Music Records 1863-1886 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters: A Register of Its Records at the Library of Congress
Web Link: Carnegie Corporation of New York: Records, 1911-1977 (Columbia University RB&ML)
Web Link: Columbia University: Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Manuscript & Archival Collections
Web Link: Columbia University's Collection Housed Off-Site
Web Link: Duke University: Rare Book, Manuscript & Special Collections Library, Many special collections such as Papyrus Archive, Women's Lib., African-American collection, Walt Whitman, Civil War, Historic American Sheet Music, etc. are digitized and made available online
Web Link: Emigrant Savings Bank Records 1841-1945 Bulk (1841-1923)
Web Link: Eucleian Society 1832-1909: Guide To Records at the New York University
Web Link: Harvard Theatre Collection at the Harvard College Library
Web Link: John W. Hartman Center For Sales, Advertising and Marketing History: Special Collections Library at Duke University
Web Link: NBC: A Finding Aid to the National Broadcasting Company History Files at the Library of Congress: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
Web Link: New York County Clerk's Office Records 1920-1924 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: New York Public Library Digital Library Collection
Web Link: New York Public Welfare Association Records 1928-1995 At the University of Albany
Web Link: New York Rifle Club Records 1877-1894
Web Link: Phi Beta Kappa Alumnae In New York Records 1922-1972
Web Link: Poetry Society of America Records ca.1917-1948 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: Princeton University Library: Master List of Special Collections in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Web Link: Prison Association of New York Records 1845-1852
Web Link: Rensselaerwyck Manor Records 1630-1899 at the New York State Library
Web Link: Shaker Collection: A Register of Records In The Library of Congress Concerning The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing
Web Link: Social Welfare History Archives: Henry Street Settlement Records 1892-1982 Collections
Web Link: Taimant Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Web Link: Theater collections at the University of Illinois
Web Link: Universal Library: Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University provides a list of digital collections
including their own CMU Classics Collection.
Web Link: University of Delaware Library: Manuscript and Archival Collections
Web Link: University of Virginia Electronic Text Center: Online archive of historical newspapers, literature, humanities, manuscripts, page images of Special Collections books, museum objects, etc
Web Link: Western Union Telegraph Company Records 1867-1912
Web Link: YMCA of Greater New York Bowery Branch: An Inventory of Its Records At the University of Minnesota

Sub Section: Literary Agents


Web Link: Paul Revere Reynolds Literary Agent
Web Link: The Ober Mss-consists of Literary Agent Harold Ober 1881-1959 with Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald 1896-1940
Web Link: Harold Matson Company, Inc.-Literary Agent
Web Link: Curtis Brown Ltd Collection-Literary Agent
Web Link: Annie Laurie Williams-Literary Agent


Sub-Section: Map Collections


Web Link: American Memory Map Collection
Web Link: Dag Hammarskjold Library-Map Library: The map collection  houses over 80,000 maps.

Sub-Section: Medical


Web Link: Finding Aid to the Private and Official Papers of U.S. Army and Confederate Army Medical Officer: Thomas S. Latimer 1861-1900 at the National Library of Medicine
Web Link: The Association of American Medical Colleges Archives 1938-1966
Web Link: American Deceased Physician Research Collection Cards 1906-1964
Web Link: The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center Archives
Web Link: Dentist's Ledger and Casebook 1854-1856 at Columbia University
Web Link: Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association Records 1873-1989
Web Link: Metropolitan Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association Papers and Memorabilia 1873-1997:
Web Link: The New York Academy of Medicine: Historical Collections
Web Link: Pharmacist's Prescription Record Book 1887-1888
Web Link: Eastern Nursing Research Society Records at the Thomas J. Dodd Center
Web Link: Bellevue Hospital CaseBooks 1866-1916 At Columbia University
Web Link: Josephine A. Dolan Collection of Nursing History at the Connecticut University
Web Link: The Hartford Medical Society Special Collection
Web Link: Inventory To The Records of the New Jersey College of Pharmacy 1892-1942
Web Link: Carnegie Mellon: University Libraries, History of Medicine Primary Sources


Sub-Section: Medieval History


Web Link: Internet Medieval Sourcebook: A truly outstanding collection of primary sources in medieval history as
well as links to Internet resources. (Paul Halsall)
Web Link: DScriptorium: Devoted to collecting, storing and distributing digital images of Medieval manuscripts.
Web Link: Creating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Library of Congress Exhibition
Web Link: Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Web Link: Stanford Library Resources for Medieval Studies


Sub-Section: Microform and Newspaper Collections
Web Link: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online: This project of the Brooklyn Public Library provides more than 140,000 pages
of primary source material in a searchable format.
Web Link: Major U.S. Newspapers Held in the MSU (Michigan State University) Microforms Libraries
Web Link: U.S. Newspaper Program: The United States Newspaper Program is a cooperative national effort among the states and the federal government to locate, catalog, and preserve on microfilm newspapers published in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present.
Web Link: New York State Newspapers on Microfilm and Paper At All NYS Locations


Sub-Section: Military


Web Link: Guy D. Carlo, Jr.: Civil War Research Papers Ms95-015 At Virginia Tech
Web Link: A Guide To Civil War Collections In Mobile, Alabama at the University of South Alabama
Web Link: The American Civil War Homepage: A general site on the American Civil War that includes links to images and photographs from the Civil War as well as links to important Civil War documents.
Web Link: World War II and the Human Experience: A collection of diaries, letters, memorabilia, and comparable materials relating to the everyday experiences of the participants in World War II. (Florida State University)
Web Link: World War I Document Archive: Archive of primary documents from World War I including official papers and personal reminiscences.
Web Link: Christie Brothers' Civil War Letters: letters written by three brothers from Minnesota during the Civil War in digitized format, from the Minnesota Historical Society.
Web Link: Civil War Primary Documents, Personal Diaries, Journals, Letters, Cartoons, Art, Images, Poetry, Literature, & Music.
Web Link: Hamilton College Library Digital Collections: Civil War materials, including letters, journals and enlistment papers, mostly from the 117th Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Oneida County, N.Y.
Web Link: World War II Poster Collection: A comprehensive collection of over 300 posters issued by U.S. Federal agencies from the onset of war through 1945. Search by word or phrase and browse by date, title or topic.
Web Link: "What Did You Do In the War, Grandma?" project of Rhode Island women's experiences during World War II, conducted by ninth grade students at South Kingston High School in 1995; see also the interviews with women conducted by the 1998 class for the project "The Whole World Was Watching: an Oral History of 1968."
Web Link: The Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Cold War.
Web Link: American Civil War Collection: This site contains a variety of primary resources. It includes civil war letters, diary entries, and newspapers.
Web Link: Records of U.S. Colored Troops: Part 1: Letters Related to Recruitment of African Americans, 1863-1865
Web Link: Vietnam War Ephemera Collection: "This database contains leaflets and newspapers that were distributed on the University of Washington campus during the decades of the 1960s and 1970s. They reflect the social environment and political activities of the youth movement in Seattle during that period"
Web Link: World War II Resources: Primary source materials on all aspects of the war.


Sub-Section: New York State /New York City Primary Resources
Web Link: New York State Archives--Rediscovering New York: History & Culture. Links to primary source materials online, housed throughout New York and links to repositories. Also includes links to archival, curriculum and history resources for teachers.
Web Link: NYPL Digital Gallery: Access to images from primary sources and printed rarities in the New York Public Library.
Web Link: Rochester Images (Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, NY) -- Postcards, photographs, etc. of life and buildings in the Rochester and Monroe County area.
Web Link: New York State Newspapers on Microfilm and Paper At All NYS Locations
Web Link: Albany County Hall of Records: Contains the official records of Albany County as well as the mayoral papers of Erastus Corning II, the longest standing mayor in U.S. history from 1941 to 1983.
Web Link: The Schenectady Museum: Information for the largest collection documenting the history of General Electric (GE), which was founded in Schenectady in 1892, and Schenectady.
Web Link: Syracuse University Special Collections and Archives: Research materials on New York State history with strengths in 20th century materials as well as important 19th century collections.
Web Link: Tamiment Institute Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University: Includes archival collections that document labor history, and the history of socialist, anarchist, communist and other radical political movements. Utopian experiments, women's movements, struggles for civil rights and liberties, and other forms of radical activity are also documented.
Web Link: University at Buffalo Special Collections and Archives: The University at Buffalo, SUNY's collections on local history are particularly strong in the documentation of women and Love Canal.
Web Link: New York Correction History Society: An organization dedicated to "pursue, preserve and promote the history of correction services in New York."
Web Link: Museum of the City of New York: NYC Images and Other Exhibitions
Web Link: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Web Link: New-York Historical Society


Sub-Section: People


Web Link: ANDERSON: Inventory of the Sherwood Anderson Papers 1872-1992 at the Newberry Library Chicago, Illinois
Web Link: BAMBACE: Angela Bambace, Italian American Labor Organizer Papers: Finding Aid at the University of Minnesota
Web Link: BARNUM: P. T. Barnum Papers 1843-1890 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: BARSKY: Guide To The Edward K. Barsky Papers 1936-1970: At the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Web Link: BEALS: Guide To The Jessie Tarbox Beals Photograph Collection At the New York Historical Society
Web Link: BELL: Alexander Graham Bell Family: A Register of Its Records At the Library of Congress
Web Link: BELMONT: August Belmont Papers 1853-1887 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: BENNETT: James Gordon Bennett Papers 1840-1851 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: BONAPARTE: Napoleon and The French Revolution Special Collection at the Florida State University
Web Link: BOWER: The Papers of Roger Bower At the University of Maryland
Web Link: BROWN: Alex. Brown & Sons: A Register of Its Records at the Library of Congress
Web Link: BURROUGHS:The Edgar Rice Burroughs Library Collections
Web Link: CEASER: Sid Ceaser: A Register of its Records at the Library of Congress
Web Link: CLEVELAND: Grover Cleveland (1868-1908) Manuscripts At the New York State Library
Web Link: CORNELL: Ezra Cornell Papers In The Cornell University Library
Web Link: DEPEW: Chauncey M. Depew Papers 1880-1925 At the New York Public Library
Web Link: EINSTEIN: The Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Web Link: FARRAR: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. Records 1899-1992 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: HELLMAN: Fales Library & Special Collections, New York: A Guide To the Geoffrey T. Hellman Papers 1842-1971
Web Link: GLASSFORD: John Glassford and Company: A Register of its Records at the Library of Congress
Web Link: GOLDMAN: Digitized collections from the Emma Goldman Papers Project at UC Berkeley. This collection includes letters, images and a newsreel clip from 1934.
Web Link: GOMPERS: The Samuel Gompers Papers At the University Of Maryland
Web Link: GUGGENHEIM: Harry Frank Guggenheim: A Registry of His Papers In The Library of Congress
Web Link: HUME: Paul Hume Papers at Georgetown University
Web Link: KAUTZ: Kautz Family YMCA Archives at the University of Minnesota    
Web Link: KERR: Inventory of the Charles H. Kerr Company Records 1885-1999
Web Link: LA GUARDIA: Fiorio La Guardia Papers 1918-1945 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: LAMB: Charles Lamb Collection at Yale University
Web Link: LYDECKER: Lydecker Family Papers 1860-1983: New York State Library
Web Link: MEYER: Papers of Richard J. Meyer At the University of Maryland
Web Link: MORSE: Richard C. Morse: An Inventory of His Papers At the University of Minnesota
Web Link: OLMSTEAD: Olmstead Associates: A Register of its Records in the Library of Congress
Web Link: OPPENHEIMER:  Robert Oppenheimer: A Register of its Records in the Library of Congress
Web Link: RIIS: Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement Records 1891-1990
Web Link: RIVERS: Thomas M. Rivers Papers 1887-1963: American Philosophical Society
Web Link: ROOSEVELT: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Collection 1914-1945 At the New York State Library
Web Link: SICKLES: Daniel Edgar Sickles Papers 1841-1914
Web Link: VAN BUREN: Martin Van Buren: A Register of His Papers In the Library of Congress
Web Link: VANDERBILT: Cornelius Vanderbilt Correspondence 1873-1885 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: VAN SCHAICK: Van Schaick Family Papers 1661-1863 At the New York State Library
Web Link: VAN VECHTEN: Van Vechten Family Papers 1678-1880 At the New York State Library
Web Link: WIDENER: Harry Elkins Widener Collection at the Harvard College Library
Web Link: WADSWORTH: The James Wadsworth Family: A Register of Its Papers in the Library of Congress
Web Link: WASHINGTON: Booker T. Washington: A Register of His Papers in the Library of Congress
Web Link: WILLIAMS: Tennessee Williams Collection at the University of Delaware Library
Web Link: WILLIAMS: Forgotten Etchers: Nineteenth Century Prints From The Collection of Reba & Dave Williams At The New York Historical Society
Web Link: WRIGHT: Wilbur and Orville Wright: A Register of Their Papers in the Library of Congress


Sub Section: Presidents


Web Link: Commission on Presidential Debates -- Includes transcripts of selected Presidential debates.
Web Link: Thomas Jefferson on Politics and Government — Things Thomas Jefferson wrote.
Web Link: The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745-1799 — Complete collection at the University of Virginia.
Web Link: FDR Library Digital Archives: Includes over 13,000 pages from the "President's Secretary's File", over 1000 images, and Roosevelt's Fireside Chats. From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.


Sub Section: Publishers/ Printers


Web Link: Grolier Club Collection of 18th & 19th Century American and English Bookseller's Manuscripts
Web Link: New Yorker Records ca. 1924-1984 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: D. Van Nostrand Company collection of Edward M. Crane 1834-1969 at Princeton University-
Web Link: Harper & Row Publishers Records 1935-1973 (Columbis Univ. RB&ML)
Web Link: New York Tribune Records 1858-1885 Bulk (1870s)
Web Link: The Ken McCormick Collection of the Records of Doubleday & Company: A Register of its Records at the Library of Congress
Web Link: Random House Files of John O'Hara 1927-1977 at the Pennsylvania State University, Special Collections Library
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Web Link: A Guide to Publisher's Archives in the United States
Web Link: Century Company Records 1870-1924 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: Georgetown Book Club Records 1889-1901 At the New York Public Library
Web Link: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records 1914-1961 Bulk (1930's-1950's) At the New York Public Library
Web Link: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records 1873-1996 Index At the University of Texas
Web Link: Life Magazine Records 1892-1936
Web Link: MacMillan Company Records 1889-1960 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: New York Book Publishers Association Records 1855
Web Link: Major American Publishers, Mini History Compiled by The Hyde Park Book Store
Web Link: Dodd, Mead & Company 1894-1976 at McMaster University
Web Link: Dodd, Mead & Company 1894-1976 Archives at the University of Delaware
Web Link: Nineteenth Century News Magazines At The New York University


Sub Section:  The American Slave Trade: Primary Sources


Web Link: The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
Web Link: Slavery in America
Web Link: Slave Voices From The Special Collections Library At Duke University
Web Link: Slave Movement During The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: This site provides access to the raw data and documentation which contains information on the following slave trade topics from the 18th and 19th centuries; records of slave ship movement between Africa and the Americas, slave ships of 18th century France, slave trade to Rio de Janeiro, etc.
Web Link: Runaway Slaves Advertisements 1730s-1800s
Web Link: The Amistad Trial 1839-1840
Web Link: 1794 - An Act to Prohibit the Carrying on the Slave Trade from the United States to any Foreign Place or Country : March 22
Web Link: 1807 - An Act to Prohibit the Importation of Slaves into any Port or Place Within the Jurisdiction of the United States, From and After the First Day of January, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eight : March 2
Web Link: The Emancipation Proclamation: January 1, 1863
Web Link: Manuscript Collections from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
Web Link: Papers of the American Slave Trade: Series A, Pt 1 Selections from the Rhode island Historical Society
Web Link: Papers of the American Slave Trade: Series A, Pt 2 Selections from the Rhode island Historical Society
Web Link: Papers of the American Slave Trade, Series B Pt 1 Selections from the Newport Historical Society
Web Link: Papers of the American Slave Trade, Series B Pt 2 Selections from the Newport Historical Society
Web Link: Papers of the American Slave Trade, Series C Pt 1 Selections from the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina Libraries, Chapel Hill
Web Link: Papers of the American Slave Trade, Series D Pt 1 Records of the U.S. Customhouses
Web Link: Slavery in Ante-Bellum Southern Industries: Series A Selections from the Duke University Library
Web Link: Slavery in Ante-Bellum Southern Industries: Series B Selections from the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Web Link: Slavery in Ante-Bellum Southern Industries: Series C, Part 1 Selections from the Virginia Historical Society
Web Link: Slavery in Ante-Bellum Southern Industries:  Series C, Part 2 Selections from the Virginia Historical Society
Web Link: Slavery in Ante-Bellum Southern Industries: Series D, Part 1 Selections from the University of Virginia Library
Web Link: "Been Here So Long": Selections from the WPA American Slave Narratives
Web Link: Slavery Documents Collection 1836-1876 at Pennsylvania State University

 Sub Section:  Theater/Performing Arts
Web Link: Dance Research Resources: Finding Aid For Archival Collections
Web Link: Guide to Theatre Resources in the Manuscript Collections of Special collections
Web Link: Contents Of The Billy Rose Collections At The New York Public Library
Web Link: Scherer Library Of Musical Theatre: one of the most extensive musical theatre research facilities in the United States. Dedicated to preserving the rich legacy of the art form, the library carefully maintains a comprehensive collection of scores, sheet music, scripts, original cast recordings, programs, photographs, and theatre memorabilia in a facility located in East Haddam, Connecticut.
Web Link: The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library at Yale University


Sub Section: Women: Studies and Collections


Web Link: Selected Women's History Collections Held By The New York State Library
Web Link: Carrie Chapman Catt: A Register of Her Records at the Library of Congress
Web Link: Yale University: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library-Edith Wharton (Author) Collection
Web Link: Emily Dickinson Collection: Jones Library Special Collections
Web Link: Katherine Ann Porter Papers Housed at the University of Maryland Libraries
Web Link: New York State Woman Suffrage Party Records 1915-1919
Web Link: An Inventory of Margaret Cousins Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center-Texas
Web Link: Susan B. Anthony: A Register of Her Papers in the Library of Congress
Web Link: Women's Studies Research Guide at The Yale University Library
Web Link: National American Woman Sufferage Association A Register of Its Records in the Library of Congress
Web Link: Margaret Sanger: A Register of Her Papers in the Library of Congress
Web Link: Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Register of Her Papers in the Library of Congress
Web Link: Mary E. Cunningham Papers 1940-1983 at the New York State Library
Web Link: Louise Richardson "The Night Before Christmas" Collection at Florida State University
Web Link: Women's History Source: A Guide to Manuscripts and Archival Collections at Rutgers University
Web Link: Lillian D. Wald Papers 1889-1940 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: Women's Prison Association of New York Records 1845-1983 at the New York Public Library
Web Link: The Emma Goldman Papers at Berkeley Digital Library
Web Link: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Web Link: Guide to the Dorothy Whitney Straight Elmhirst Papers, At Cornell University
Web Link: Harriet Beecher Stowe : Library and Museum Collections in Connecticut
Web Link: American Women's History: A Research Guide to American Women's History maintained at MTSU Library.
Provides information on places to find both primary and secondary sources. There is an index to resources by Subject or by State.
Web Link: Black Women at Virginia Tech includes transcriptions along with audio excerpts of interviews with the first Black women students, staff, and faculty at the University.
Web Link: Women Workers in Hawaii's Pineapple Industry, Center for Oral History, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Web Link: Women in the Legislature (in Georgia) is part of the Georgia Government Documentation Project, Georgia State University.
Web Link: Archives of Women in Science and Engineering Oral History Collection, Iowa State University contains excerpts from transcripts. A related oral history project focuses on women in chemistry.
Web Link: Suffragists Oral History Project, was conducted by the Univ. of California at Berkeley's Bancroft Library Regional Oral History Office in the early 1970s. Seven interviews with prominent women are on the site, including Alice Paul, Sara Bard Field, Burnita Shelton Matthews, Helen Valeska Bary, Jeannette Rankin, Mabel Vernon, and Rebecca Hourwich Reyher, plus oral histories of five rank-and-file suffragists.
Web Link: Oral Histories in the Perry Library that pertain in whole or part to Women's History and Issues.
Web Link: Honoring Mildred Fish Harnack: From Wisconsin Born and Educated to Resistance Fighter During World War II With the Red Orchestra Movement (a virtual exhibit with primary sources).
Web Link: Jewish Women's Archive includes exhibits on Bella Abzug, Rebecca Gratz, Emma Lazarus, Barbara Myerhoff, Molly Picon, Justine Wise Polier, Bobbie Rosenfeld, Hannah G. Solomon, Lillian Wald and others.
Web Link: American Women's History: A Research Guide to American Women's History maintained at MTSU Library.
Provides information on places to find both primary and secondary sources. There is an index to resources by Subject or by State.

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