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Primary Sources: United States

American Memory - Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Primary source and archival materials covering topics such as art and architecture, performing arts, technology and applied sciences.

Digital Public Library of America
Digitized materials searchable by timeline, format, or topic from America's libraries, archives, and museums.

Docs Teach
This collection of over 3,000 primary documents is organized by historical era, from the nation’s founding to the present. Documents, including maps, charts, graphs, audio, and video, have been selected by National Archives Staff, and are photographic reproductions of historical sources.

Gilder Lehrman Collection
Primary documents about American History.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Public domain and copy-permitted historical texts, from Fordham University

Landmark Documents Organized by Era
Provided by the Digital History website created by  Mintz, S., & McNeil, S.

Making of America (Cornell University)
Primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

Making of America (University of Michigan)
A thematically-related digital library documenting American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction located at the University of Michigan.

Many Pasts
This feature of George Mason University’s History Matters project features prepared and selected primary documents in text, image, and audio about the experiences of ordinary Americans throughout U.S. history. The “full search” feature on the site allows users to choose resources by historical period, topic, type of resource, etc.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Access to US Federal records and documents that capture the sweep of the past, including slave ship manifests, journals of polar expeditions, and photographs of Dust Bowl farmers.

New York Public Library Digital Collections
Over 800,000 images digitized from the New York Public Library's collections, including historical maps, vintage posters, photographs, and more. 

Primary Source Set
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Primary Source Sets explore topics in history, literature, and culture through primary sources. From libraries, archives, and museums, the sets use letters, photographs, posters, oral histories, video clips, sheet music, and more.

UCNJ LibGuides at Union College