Online repositories of primary documents for use by History Majors http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/PrimDocsHome.html -- American primary documents http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html -- American documents http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page -- transcripts, facsimiles, and translations of European documents http://www.cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/index.php -- early sound recordings http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp -- international legal documents ancient to modern www.proquest.com -- newspaper collections going back to the 18th century http://www.archive.org/index.php -- music, film, and documents archive http://bartok.brandonu.ca/specialcollections.aspx -- Fabian Society documents http://www.british-history.ac.uk/catalogue.aspx?type=2 -- British documents from Middle Ages to present http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook01.html#Student%20Papers%20and%20Projects -- discussion of the concept of primary documents and historiography; additional sites with primary documents http://gilderlehrman.org/collection/index.html -- American history http://library.csusm.edu/subject_guides/history/online_primary.asp -- Portal for collections of primary documents in many historical fields and nationalities http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/sections/history/resources/pubs/usingprimarysources/index.cfm -- Discussion of the nature of primary documents, evaluating primary documents, and sources of primary documents online http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moagrp/ http://digital.library.cornell.edu/m/moa/index.html -- Both sites offer access to the “Making of America” program which “is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.” http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/instruct/guides/primarysourcesontheweb.html -- Portal for collections of primary documents http://library.uwa.edu/DBs/db_by_subj.asp#Newspapers -- UWA’s online newspaper collection http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ -- Newspapers http://www.eduplace.com/ss/hmss/primary.html -- Portal for collections of primary documents http://library.davidson.edu/archivesdb/primaryquery.asp -- Search American and European documents and primary source websites http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/ -- documents and historical maps of Britain http://www.history.ac.uk/ihr/Resources/Type/primary.html -- Portal for collections of primary documents in the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/ -- US documents from pre-colonial to the present http://www.primarysourcesonline.nl/?view=c -- European primary documents; strong in Russian documents http://www.archives.gov/index.html -- US National Archives has some documents available online; interlibrary loan might acquire copies of the written records after you search this site and find what you want http://www.archives.gov/index.html -- “meta index” of archives http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html -- Speeches and public papers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the US government http://www.gpoaccess.gov/pubpapers/search.html -- Public papers of the US presidents from George Bush the Elder to George Bush the Younger http://www.uiweb.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html -- Portal to North American and international archive websites; most don’t have online access, but you can find material that might be available through interlibrary loan http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalLibrary.cfm -- Smithsonian Institute Digital Library contains podcasts, webcasts, reprints of lectures, and primary documents in American history http://www.oaister.org/ -- Search international digital records and documents http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/advanced-search.aspx?tab=1 -- UK National Archives http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/HistResEur/ -- Online guide to archives and libraries in Europe; search for material that might be available through interlibrary loan http://xooxleanswers.com/newspaperarchives7.aspx -- International source of online accessible newspapers http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/index.html -- A number of resources on the history of slavery in the US including some primary documents http://docsouth.unc.edu/ -- “Primary resources for the study of Southern history, literature, and culture” http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/wpa/wpahome.html -- American slave narratives http://www.unesco-ci.org/cgi-bin/portals/archives/page.cgi?d=1 -- Portal to international archive websites http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/VoS/choosepart.html -- Ante-bellum and Civil-War era documents from Virginia http://www.virtualjamestown.org/slavelink.html -- “Selected Virginia Statutes relating to Slavery” http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/abolitionism/index.htm -- Slave narratives and primary abolitionist documents http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/doughtml/doughome.html -- Frederick Douglas papers http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/histcensus/index.html -- Historical census browser http://docsouth.unc.edu/true/ -- Student letters from the University of North Carolina from 1795 to 1868 http://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page -- World War One treaties, official papers, letters, diaries, images, links to other sites http://www.merrycoz.org/ -- 19th-century children’s literature http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ -- UK primary documents http://www.teacheroz.com/WWIIDocs.htm -- Portal to World War II primary document sites http://www.teacheroz.com/wwi.htm#docs -- Portal to World War I primary document sites http://www.teacheroz.com/civilwar.htm -- Portal to Civil War primary document sites http://www.teacheroz.com/Native_Americans.htm -- Portal to Native American primary document sites http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/wwii.asp -- World War II primary documents http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/ -- World War II primary documents http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page -- Massive portal for European primary documents http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Germany:_National_Socialism_and_World_War_II -- German primary documents (many translated into English) for World War II http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/versailles.htm -- Primary documents from World War I in addition to the Treaty of Versailles http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-wwii.html -- Primary documents relating to American women in World War II http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/History/tm/war.html -- Portal for primary documents for most of the belligerents in World War II http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB162/index.htm -- Primary documents relating to the use of the atomic bomb to end World War II http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adaccess/ -- Advertisements in US and Canadian newspapers and magazines from 1911 to 1955 http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/afcphhtml/afcphhome.html -- “‘Man-on-the-Street’ Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor” http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/williamson/ -- Alice Williamson’s diary detailing the occupation of Gallatin, TN, by Union troops in 1864 http://www.historylink101.com/1/world_war_II/research.htm -- Eclectic portal of primary documents on World War II http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/hgp -- Digitized copies of material distributed by the Government Printing Office during World War II http://www.historywiz.com/worldwartwo.htm -- Collection of some World War II images relating to the Nazis and the Holocaust http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/filmmore/reference/primary/index.html -- Primary documents relating to official US reaction (or lack thereof) to the Holocaust http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listdocumentpa.html -- Site dedicated to “Document Based Questions” for teaching history; has a portal to a wide range of primary documents web sites http://lifelines.midhudson.org/lifelines2/soc-primary-documents.html -- Another site dedicated to “Document Based Questions” which has a portal to a wide range of primary documents web sites http://www.ushistorysite.com/ -- The site contains lesson plans for US history but also primary source websites; the left-hand panel contains the periodization and clicking on them takes you to primary documents, among other sources http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Ghent.html -- Primary documents on War of 1812 http://history.sandiego.edu/GEN/ww2_links.html -- World War II (military) primary documents http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/ww2era.htm -- Primary documents of Nazi propaganda (translated) http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/ww2.htm -- Massive portal of primary documents relating to World War II http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/ -- Primary documents from American female journalists during World War II http://content.lib.washington.edu/postersweb/ -- World Wars I and II posters http://www.ushmm.org/research/collections/ -- Artifacts at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum http://international.loc.gov/intldl/intldlhome.html -- International portal by the Library of Congress for international research, including primary documents http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Indian.html -- “Indian Removal Act” and ancillary events from the Library of Congress http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/fletcher/fletcher.htm -- “Camping with the Sioux: Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunnigham Fletcher” a 19th-century ethnographer http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/index.htm -- “Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties” http://www2.csusm.edu/nadp/ -- Reports of the Board of Indian Commissioners (1871-77) http://www.constitution.org/primarysources/primarysources.html -- Eclectic source of primary documents relating (even if tangentially) to the formation of the US and to US history from 500 BC to AD 1800 http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/documents/documents_p1.cfm -- Primary documents relating to American history from Columbus to the Civil War http://library.csusm.edu/subject_guides/history/online_primary.asp -- Portal of American and international websites of primary documents http://www.franklinpapers.org/franklin/index.jsp?src=g1&gclid=CPuih5SRvZwCFRlinAodSVMJow -- The papers of Benjamin Franklin http://www.earlyamerica.com/ -- Links to a few primary documents from the 18th century http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/ -- North American slave narratives http://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/publication-types/primary-sources#united -- Discussion of how to evaluate primary documents and links to primary document websites in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa http://www.yale.edu/glc/index.htm -- “Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, & Abolition” http://www.usouthal.edu/history/faculty/brazy/primary.html -- Sampling of primary document websites for American history http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/history/by_period.shtml -- British and North American primary documents by time period http://www.history.umd.edu/Freedmen/ -- Documentary history of Reconstruction http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aapchtml/aapchome.html -- “From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1822-1909” [Library of Congress]; browse by title, author, or subject or search by keyword http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/kingpapers/article/online_king_records_access_okra/ -- Martin Luther King, Jr. papers http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/sthtml/sthome.html -- “Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860” http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/subjects/ -- Portal of US and British primary document websites http://www.difp.ie/ -- Irish foreign policy documents, 1919-21, 1923-32 http://www.europeana.eu/portal/ -- European written, pictorial, and film documents http://www.cems.ox.ac.uk/holinshed/ -- Access to Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland written during the Tudor period http://www.ibiblio.org/collection/collection.php?primary=11 -- An eclectic site that might have some useful primary source websites http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces -- Amazing data base of the “almost 35,000 slave voyages” http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/map_sites/hist_sites.html# -- Historical maps on the internet http://www.princeton.edu/~mapglobe/HTML/home.html -- Maps and charts depicting the process of globalization http://libraries.cua.edu/achrcua/PFP/PFP_Intro.html -- Catholic comic book, Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact, published from 1946 to 1972 (1946-1963 have been digitized); Pettigrew for President, published in 1964 about a presidential campaign in the future (1976) depicts the nomination of the first African-American for president. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives -- Collection of newspapers from around the world. Some are archived so they could be primary documents. (Yes, it’s on Wikipedia, but sometimes even a blind nut finds a squirrel). www.bedfordstmartins.com/mapcentral -- Has a multitude of free historical and physical maps www.bedfordstmartins.com/doclinks -- Has links to primary documents in history (including court cases) www.bedfordstmartins.com/historylinks -- Has links to history related web sites http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu:8080/founders/FOEA.html -- “Founders Early Access” contains primary documents written by the Founding Fathers http://www.zwangsarbeit-archiv.de/en/index.html -- Interviews with survivors of the Nazi forced labor program http://digital.library.cornell.edu/ -- Offers a number of digitized primary sources in various collections http://wardepartmentpapers.org/index.php -- “Papers of the War Department, 1784 to 1800” http://library.uncg.edu/slavery/ -- “Digital Library on American Slavery” http://www.harpweek.com/ -- Political cartoons from Harper’s Weekly http://digitalcollections.harvard.edu/ -- An immense collection of digitized images from Harvard library’s collection covering a wide range of historically relevant topics http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/ -- Primary documents in American history from the National Humanities Center http://aalt.law.uh.edu/ -- Primary legal documents from Medieval and Early Modern England http://slavery.yale.edu/ -- A portal containing primary documents at Yale University as well as links to primary documents on “slavery, abolition, and resistance” http://www.europeana.eu/portal/ -- A portal with links to museums, the visual arts, music, maps, etc. http://www.histbib.eu/ -- “European Historical Bibliographies” containing links to a number of university and document depository websites. http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/timeline/historytimeline.html -- Timeline of British history including images of primary sources http://primary-sources.eui.eu/ -- Portal with links to European primary sources http://digital.wustl.edu/eyesontheprize/ -- All the interviews of the persons that went into making the documentary, Eyes on the Prize http://gale.cengage.co.uk/product-highlights/history/illustrated-london-news.aspx -- Digitized collection of the Illustrated London News from 1842 to 2003.