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United States History:
Primary Sources Online

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General Sites
U.S. Topics
Oral History

United States General Sites

The following sites covers wide ranging time periods and/or topics within United States History

AMDOCS (Virtual Library)
American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement
American Memory Project (Library of Congress)
Avalon Project (Yale)
Chronology of US Historical Documents (Oklahoma)
Foreign Policy Documents (Ferraro)
Historical Documents (Thomas)
Hypertext on American History
Hypertexts (U Virginia)
Making of America (UMichigan)
Nineteenth Century Documents Project

U.S. Topics

The following web sites deal with specific topics, chronological periods, or events

African-American Women: Online Archival Collections (Duke)
AVPA Jamestown Recovery
Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet (Sallie Bingham Center)
Documenting the American South
Free Speech Movement Digital Archive
Kappler's Indian Affairs: Treaties
National Baseball Hall of Fame Primary Sources
Native American Documents Project
Native American - U.S. Treaties (Avalon Project)
New Deal Network
Public Papers of the Presidents (George H.W. Bush, William J Clinton, George W. Bush
Slave Narratives (Federal Writers' Project
Virtual Jamestown
Virtual Vietnam [War] Archive (Texas Tech University)
Women's History Research Guide Digital Collections of Primary Sources
Women's Travel Writing
World War I Document Archive
WWII Resources

Oral History

The following sites related to oral history cover broad time periods and or specific topics within United States History

Oral History Projects By Subject (OHA)
Rutgers Oral History Archive of World War II
Suffragists Oral History Project
Voice Vision: Holocaust Survivor Oral Histories


The following web sites offer images - mostly photographs - from various time periods in American history.  

AdAccess (Duke)
African American Mosaic (LC)
Images in Political History


The following web sites feature maps created in the past or indicating detail of past events and United States Census data.
Historical Maps of the U.S. (UTexas)
Indian Land Cessions
Map Collections (American Memory)
United States Historical Census Browser

Tutorials for Using Primary Sources

The following web sites include descriptions of primary sources, suggestions for using them for research and/or in the classroom.

Historian's Sources: American Memory Project
Digital Classroom (NARA)
Library Research Using Primary Sources (Berkeley)
Yale University Primary Resources Research

For additional information or suggestions contact:
Tom Ambrosi, History Librarian
University of Minnesota Duluth

Revised March 2011


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