If you require primary sources for a American, Canadian or world history class or assignment this collection of primary source databases is worth checking out! Click on the Collections link to search themed collections.
Coverage and Currency: 1500 - 2003 Access: Access limited to Grant MacEwan University IP addresses. Remote login with a MacEwan network user ID and password. Conditions of Use: Use of this database is restricted to members of the MacEwan University community and to users physically present in the Library. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that they use this database for individual, non-commercial, educational or research purposes only, and do not systematically download or retain substantial portions of information.
A database of graphic representations of the colonial Americas from Hudson Bay to Tierra del Fuego, drawn entirely from primary sources created between 1492 and ca. 1825. From John Carter Brown Library, Brown University.
Contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) of the Works Progress Administration, later renamed Work Projects Administration (WPA). From the Library of Congress.
Correspondence and other writings of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison. Over 119,000 fully annotated searchable documents. From National Archives.
The digitized items in the Alcohol, Temperance and Prohibition Collection are from the Alcoholism and Addiction Studies Collection, as well as from various collections in the Brown University Library — broadsides, sheet music, pamphlets and government publications.
Primary, and interpretive materials related to the history of the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic in the United States. From University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine and MPublishing, University of Michigan Library.
Digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to interviews with women engineers from the 1970s. From Tennessee State University, Walker Library.
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) includes sixteen thematic collections of primary sources for the study of southern history, literature, and culture. From University of North Carolina Library.
This 7-part series originally debuted on PBS stations in 1993. These interviews are part of the Henry Hampton Collection housed at the Film & Media Archive at Washington University Libraries. Each video and transcript represents the entire interview conducted by Blackside, Inc., including portions that did not appear in the final program. From Washington University Digital Gateway.
Declassified U.S. documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. Sponsored by George Washington University. Includes information on Tiananmen Square, Bay of Pigs Operation and the Berlin Wall.
The collection contains personal, family, and official correspondence, White House executive office files, drafts and proofs of books, articles, speeches, academic lectures, scrapbooks, shorthand notes, and memorabilia dating from 1786 to 1957 with the bulk of material falling in the period between 1876 and 1924.Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
This collection contains United States and Illinois government documents on subjects relating to World War II, including: rationing and conservation, women's work, civil defense, the Japanese interment, the development of the United Nations, and more. From Illinois State Library.
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material related to World War I, including photographs, documents, newspapers, films, sheet music, and sound recordings. This guide compiles links to World War I resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site. From the Library of Congress