Primary & Historical Sources
Collection of sources for original materials or documents written or created during the time period being studied. This can range from diaries and art to the text of laws, speeches, and news footage. Secondary sources may include bits of primary source material but will be more analytical of the event; the authors were not involved, either. Curated by the Lone Star College - University Park library.
Primary & Historical Sources
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An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
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An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera from Library of Congress American Memory
Analyzing Primary Sources: Learning from Texts - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus http://primarysourcenexus.org/2012/05/analyzing-primary-sources-learning-from-texts/
The Printed Ephemera collection at the Library of Congress is a rich repository of Americana. In total, the collection comprises 28,000 primary-source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history. An American Time Capsule, the online presentation of the Printed Ephemera collection, comprises 17,000 of the 28,000 physical items. More are scheduled to be digitized in the future. While the broadside format represents the bulk of the collection, there are a significant number of leaflets and some pamphlets. Rich in variety, the collection includes proclamations, advertisements, blank forms, programs, election tickets, catalogs, clippings, timetables, and menus. They capture the everyday activities of ordinary people who participated in the events of nation-building and experienced the growth of the nation from the American Revolution through the Industrial Revolution up to present day. A future final release will include thousands of oversize items in the collection.
An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later. Read the words of explorers, Indians, missionaries, traders and settlers as they lived through the founding moments of American history.
American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement
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American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement - Funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services, it was designed for students exploring National History Day’s 2004 theme, “Exploration, Encounter & Exchange.”
American Journeys ~ Digital Library and Learning Center
American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later. Read the words of explorers, Indians, missionaries, traders and settlers as they lived through the founding moments of American history. View, search, print, or download more than 150 rare books, original manuscripts, and classic travel narratives from the library and archives.
Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement
National Humanities Center, nationalhumanitie... - Primary resources in US History & Literature going back to 1492
Primary Sources for History & Literature Teachers - America in ClassAmerica in Class
Making of America, quod.lib.umich.ed... MoA is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
Books Universe, Civil War, America Books, Online Books
Making of America. Online books out of copyright.
Making of America Books (University of Michigan)
Making of America - This pair of sites chronicles the 19th century via books and journal articles (3.8 million pages from nearly 13,000 volumes at the University of Michigan site) and periodicals (more than 900,000 pages from more than 1,200 volumes at the Cornell University site). The latter also includes a digital version of the “OR,” the multi-volume Official Record of the Civil War you can search each volume individually.
Making of America
Blackpast Org, County Chairs, County Flags, Historical Sources, Ron Sims, Black History, Chairs Dow
King County Executive Ron Sims, King County Councilman Larry Gossett and King County Chair Dow Constantine unveil the new county flag, January 2009, Seattle Times
| The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed
Photogrammar, photogrammar.yale..., is a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI). Browse by county, photographer, and date.
Photos Archives, Historical Photos, Photos Accessible, 170 000 Photographers, Photographers Travel, Photographers Hire, Favorite Photography
Photogrammar- Photographers traveled the country for the government during the Great Depression. Yale has organized all the photos here!
Photogrammar - photo archive of Great Depression and WWII across the country
Photogrammar - team at Yale University recently geotagged the ~170,0000 photos taken by photographers hired to document the Great Depression. Here's the searchable database. Photographers like Dorthea Lange and Arthur Rothstein.
Photogrammar.yale.edu/map/ historic photos accessed via a map of USA counties. My sampling showed the photos mostly reflected the world of work and most were black and white.
Library of Congress: Immigration presentation. Select an ethnic group on the left to view materials relating to the history of their immigration to the US.
Picture-Black Posters, Wpa Posters, Au Mond, Federer Art, Dance Theater, Dance Theatre, Walt Whitman, Federer Dance, Art Projects
Federal Dance Theatre presents Salut au monde Federal Dance Theater presents Salut au monde : adapted from a poem of that name by Walt Whitman. Richard Halls. [1936 or 1937].
Federal Dance Theatre presents Salut au monde adapted from a poem of that name by Walt Whitman. Artist: Richard Halls - NYC - WPA Federal Art Project - 1937
Salut au Monde, Federal Dance Theatre, 1937. Library of Congress WPA Poster collection.
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today.
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Online Resource: LIFE Photo Archive Primary source documents, especially photographs, are powerful tools for grabbing the attention of students.
Discovering American Women's History Online, digital.mtsu.edu/... This database provides access to 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.
Sources Photos, Photo Letters, Photos Letters
FBI Records: The Vault, vault.fbi.gov/ includes thousands of digitized FBI documents from throughout the organization's history. Browse by topic or search for keywords.
Offices, Families History, Graphics Th, Than, Los Archivo, Families Trees, Lo Desconocido, Reading Rooms, Organization History
The F B I web site. a lot of reading. The Vault is our new electronic reading room, containing more than 3,000 documents that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office.
Los archivos de lo desconocido/ La hora de la verdad
Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interv...
Full Texts, Education Stuff, Teachingclassroom Ideas, English Classroom, Famous Speech, American Rhetor, Teaching Classroom Ideas, Language, Building Knowledge
American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States - full text audio and video of famous speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, etc...
American Rhetoric: Speeches to use in my AP Language class. Text, audio, and some video clips. Great for rhetorical analysis.
American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States. From their website, "Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two." Speeches are great for fluency practice, as well as building knowledge of the world!
American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States
American Decades Primary Sources is a ten-volume collection of more than two thousand primary sources on twentieth-century American history and culture. Look for this electronic resource in Gale Virtual Reference Library database..
Libraries Databas, Jcls Databas
Frick Art Reference Library Digital Image Archive.
Frick Digital Images Romanino | Visit of King Christian of Denmark to Bartolomeo Colleoni at Malpaga, March 1474 (Part II: Colleoni in Court...
Wellcome Images, wellcomeimages.org/ Hi-res historical images are available to download from this site free of charge, for any usage, under a Creative Commons Attribution Only – CC-BY licence.
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US Patent & Trademark Office, Patent full-text database search.
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US Patent & Trademark Office search
US patent office
US Government Printing Office is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government. Link goes to the search of the Catalog of US Govt publications.
Us Government, Government Prints, Federer Government, Govt Public, Historical Sources, Prints Offices, Three Branches
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: a fully searchable database containing information on the voyages, the captives, and the places from which slave ships sailed and landed. It contains maps, a timeline, images, and essays that place the data in context. There are reams of statistics in tables, timelines, and maps, and researchers can search the data and create custom xy graphs, bar graphs, and pie-charts.
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Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade - Information on more than 35000 slave voyages
Social Studies Benchmark: Charting the Course
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on more than 35,000 slave voyages that forcibly embarked over 12 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It offers researchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history.
Search The Voyages Database: Look for particular voyages in this database of documented slaving expeditions. Create listings, tables, charts, and maps using information from the database. Examine Estimates of the Slave Trade: Slaves on documented voyages represent four-fifths of the number who were actually transported. This database identifies over 67,000 Africans aboard slave ships, using name, age, gender, origin, and place of embarkation.
The Papers of Jefferson Davis, jeffersondavis.ri... Letters and speeches of Jefferson David, the President of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Look under Archives > Documents to access what's available online.
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The Papers of Jefferson Davis Project is publishing a multi-volume edition of his letters and speeches, several of which can be found on this website. A timeline, information on Davis and his family, photographs,
Smithsonian American Art Museum, americanart.si.edu/
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Margaret French Cresson, American sculptor, 1889-1973, standing beside bust of Nathalie Osborn. Photographer: Peter A. Juley & Son. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Photograph Archives. Cresson's specialty was creating portrait busts but was also a gifted painter, writer and lecturer. In 1969 she donated the 150 acre family estate and studio in Western Massachusetts, Chesterwood, to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Today, Chesterwood is a public museum.
South Asian American Digital Archive, www.saadigitalarc... SAADA documents & preserves stories that represent the experiences of South Asian Americans. Includes photos & documents from 1860 onward.