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Primary Sources Research Guide   Tags: american_history, history, primary_sources  

A guide for finding primary sources at Elihu Burritt Library
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017 URL: http://libguides.ccsu.edu/primary Print Guide RSS Updates

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Primary Source Internet Resources

  • American Memory
    The library of Congres's National Digital Library contains more than 40 collections, which feature historical photos, maps, documents, letters, speeches, recordings, videos, and more
  • American Presidency Project
    The American Presidency project was established in 1999 as collaboration between John Woolley and Gerhard Peters at the University of California, santa Barbara. The archives contain 87,468 documents related to the study of the Presidency, including the Public Papers of the Presidents (1929-), presidential debates and conferences. Also available in Print: AE 2.113: (sudoc) and J 80 A283 (stack 4)
  • Avalon Project at Yale Law School Primary Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy
    The full text of digital documents relevant to the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government, from ancient times to the present
  • CCSU Digital Collections
    Includes selected digitized materials from the Veterans History Project, CCSU Archives, the Lemon Law and Gov. William A. O'Neill Oral History Projects, and the Burritt Library Special Collections
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (beta 1900-1910)
    Library of Congress collection of America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922
  • Connecticut History Online
    Photographs, Drawings, and Prints about Connecticut History
  • Department of State: Office of the Historian
    The office of the Historian is responsible, under law, for the preparation and publication of the official historical documentary record of U.S. foreign policy in the Foreign Relations of the United States series. It researches and writes historical studies on aspects of U.S. diplomacy for use by policymakers in the Department and in other agencies, as well for public information.
  • Digital National Security Archive
    The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available. It includes 36 collections consisting of over 80,000 indexed documents. Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century.
  • Documenting the American South
    Electronic Text archive from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, contains primary source slavery narratives and first person narratives of the South as well as a digitized library of Southern Literature
  • European History Primary Sources
    An index of scholarly websites that offer online access to digitised primary sources on the history of Europe, created by the European University Insitute. Search collections by keyword or browse by country, language, period or subject.
  • Foreign Relations of the United States
    The official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication. This digital facsimile of Foreign Relations of the United States is a project of the Universtiy of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries in collaboration with the Universtity of Illinois at Chicago Libraries. This is an incomplete run from 1861-1960 with missing volumes being added as they can be acquired and processed. Also available in print: S1.1: (sudoc)
  • Harvard Digital Collections
  • Inaugural Adresses of the Presidents of the United States
  • International World History Project
    A collection of primary and secondary sources, including documents, essays, maps, and music
  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    NARA prserves historically valuable archives of the U.S. government, including documents, photographs, images, maps, audio clips, letters, speeches, and films.
  • New Deal Network
    This site contains hundres of primary sources related to the depression era and the New Deal, including letters, photographs, posters, political cartoons, government documents, speeches, and more.
  • OAIster
    •Contains records of digital resources from open-archive collections worldwide.
    •More than 23 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors.
  • Perseus Project
    Perseus is a growing collection of online resources for studying the ancient world. Materials include ancient texts and translations, maps, articles, essays, and images form over 70 museums around the world
  • Smithsonian Institution
    The Smitsonian Institution offers access to primary resources on a wide variety of topics, including military and political history
  • The History Net
    This collection of resources highlights topics in United States and World History through eyewitness accounts, interviews, photographs, and other primary and secondary sources
  • Vincent Voice Library
    This site features primary source sound samples, such as speech clips from many U.S. presidents and other notable figures in history.

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