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Gateways

Directories

  • Repositories of Primary Sources - "A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar."
  • dmoz Open Directory Project - an eclectic compilation of resources, including access to some source documents. History related topics are found under Arts > Humanities > History. "The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors."
  • NetsSURF - Provides access to medieval documents, authors and more.
  • Try other recommended directories.

Sites for specific study

  • American Slave Narratives- From the University of Virginia, former slave narratives collected by the Works Progress Administration between 1936-1938.
  • The Dirksen Congressional Center: Historical Collections Everett M. Dirksen, Newsletters: Congressional Front, 1933-46.
  • Documenting the American South - From the University of North Carolina, an eclectic collection of diaries, oral narratives, letters, images and more related to Southern culture and history.
  • Historical Media Databases - lists databases produced by states or their political subdivisions that provide online access to historical photographs, video, or audio.
  • Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights - From the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland, an excellent collection of documents from the Civil Rights Commission.
  • Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties - "Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, is an historically significant, seven volume compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. The volumes cover U.S. Government treaties with Native Americans from 1778-1883 (Volume II) and U.S. laws and executive orders concerning Native Americans from 1871-1970 (Volumes I, II-VII). The work was first published in 1903-04 by the U.S. Government Printing Office."
  • Making of America. From Cornell University- journals and monographs - primary materials.
  • New Jersey Digital Collection - Links to hundreds of source documents scanned by the NJ State Library.
  • More......

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