Primary Sources Subject Guide LRC@TCC
Scope: Links to Internet based digital copies of original sources
such as documents, diaries, narratives, photographs, sound recordings,
and examples of primary, secondary, and tertiary documents.
of primary sources
sources in historical and cultural contexts Become
a document detective! Use your sleuthing skills to figure out when
and where an historical event took place by examining some primary
sources and using an educated guess to pinpoint them on a map and timeline.
Library Resources (r):
AP Images of the Associated Press
The Civil War Era (1857-1912) enables
you to directly experience the richness and historical significance of
Harper’s Weekly, America's leading 19th century illustrated newspaper.
1 million images, letters, and other primary resources.
Century U.S. Newspapers
History in Context
History in Context
Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating
to the history and culture of the United States. (Library of Congress)
Documents of U.S. Democracy Includes the Declaration of Independence,
Bill of Rights, and Constitution of the United States. Also try Our
Collections (U.of Washington) include Art, Labor, International,
Natural World, Politics, and more.
Documenting the South provides
Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern
history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes ten thematic
collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history
interviews, and songs.
Historical Documents From Western Europe--selected transcriptions,
facsimiles and translations.
Google News archive search provides an easy way to search and explore
historical archives. In addition to helping you search, News archive
automatically create timelines which show selected results from relevant
In the First Person provides
in-depth indexing of more than 2,500 collections of oral history in English
from around the world. With future releases, the index will broaden to
identify other first-person content, including letters, diaries, memoirs,
and autobiographies, and other personal narratives.
Making of America Project offers primary sources in American social
history from the Antebellum period through Reconstruction.
Archives and Records Administration Of all documents and materials
created in the course of business conducted by the United States
Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical
reasons that they are kept by us forever. Search for documents using
NARA Archival Research Catalog (ARC)
Documents Yale University Law School's Avalon Project seeks to "mount
digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics,
Politics, Diplomacy and Government." Searchable.
of Primary Sources listing over 5000 web sites describing holdings
of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other
primary sources for the research scholar.