Primary Source Documents

(if any are down, please contact Professor Paul Fessler at pfessler@dordt.edu---thanks!)

 

Useful Digitized Online Resources--courtesy of Kurt Hackemer, Associate Professor of History University of South Dakota

More USD Resources:

    History Department Research Paper Guide

    Writing Book Reviews

    Supplemental Research Paper Guide

    Non-Digitized Online Resources

    More Useful History Links

 

Making of America---University of Michigan GREAT The standard for digital archives---great searchable, full-text information

 Making of America --- Cornell Links some similar to Michigan site, but alot different as well---go to it!

Digital Librarian: History Links: http://www.digital-librarian.com/history.html See other sites on the digital librarian

Hanover College List of Electronic Texts and Primary Documents:  http://history.hanover.edu/etexts.html#17

 

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution: A great site with essays, images, texts, songs, maps, timeline, glossary

 

Causes of Civil War--_Seccession, etc primary documents:  http://members.aol.com/jfepperson/causes.html

 

University of Virginia Electronic Texts--_GREAT!!!

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/eng-on.html

 

University of North Carolina Electronic Texts  http://docsouth.unc.edu/index.html

Mostly on history of the South, especially Civil War---a ton of stuff.

 

 

Primary Source Collection at Library of Congress---Description of holdings given.  YOU MUST check this out for a major source possibility.  It contains everything from Civil War sheet music to Jefferson’s papers.  http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/collections:@field(COLLID+ndlcoll):heading=All+Collections:showDesc=1:SortField=ALTTITLE

 

 

Primary Source Collections—different from above—that work with Library of Congress. MUST SEE

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/collections:@field(OTHER+@band(Other)):heading=Other+Collaborative+Projects:showDesc=1:SortField=TITLE

 

  

Manuscript Reading Room ---- Library of Congress
         ***George Washington Papers at L of C
 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project.  http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/

Primary Sources regarding Lincoln pertaining to eight major themes in American history:

 frontier settlement; Native American relations; economic development; women's experience and gender roles; African-Americans' experience and  American racial attitudes; law and society; religion and culture; and political development.

 

 

Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html

Items in the Abraham Lincoln Papers date from 1833 through 1916. But most of the approximately

20,000 items are from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65. The bulk of the Lincoln Papers consists of letters written to Lincoln by a wide variety of correspondents: friends, and legal and political associates from Lincoln's Springfield, Illinois, days; national and regional political figures and reformers; and local people and organizations writing to their president.

 

 

New York Public Library---Full Text Primary Sources   http://digital.nypl.org/full.htm

These include collections ranging from Hudson River Valley history, surveyor’s of the Western US, African-American women writers, and Cuban literature.

 

United States Historical Census Browser:   http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/census/

  

 3,800 web page links to primary source collections! Wide range, no sorting, but Great Mostly offline primary source collections--but good starting point to see what's available in your area.

 African-American Women Writers in 19th century----NY Public Library Digital Collections

 Western European Primary Documents and Archives

 American history documents---mostly well known ones  Mostly political (inaugural speeches) or foreign policy

 Avalon Project at Yale Law Library--- very good diplomatic, international relations, and legal documents

 Liberty Library---political philosophy and documents from Britain and US, esp
         ****Complete Writings of Thomas Jefferson!!

 Rare Book and Special Collections---Digital Library at Duke University Wide range of topics and digitized documents! A MUST SEE--esp for history of advertising, sheet music, women's history (including civil war letter series).


AMOS BEEBE EATON: A SOLDIER'S JOURNAL OF THE SECOND SEMINOLE INDIAN WARS

 New Deal Documents---some partial, not always complete, but good variety

 FDR Presidential Library---German Diplomatic Files
 FDR Safe Files---National Security Issues from FDRs person safe, etc.--- 6 boxes
 FDR Vatican Files---diplomatic, esp

 US Army Military History Institute --- Revolution through Vietnam

 Supreme Court Collection--Legal Information Institute---great sources and links

 Supreme Court Historical Society Digital Library

 Full text, searchable Digital Library for Pittsburgh and Western Penn---over 80 books.

 Special collections Lists nationwide----University of Houston

 US Presidential Library Links!!