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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The WFMT Studs Terkel Radio Archive, studsterkel.org/..., sharing Terkel's interviews with major figures in 20th century history.
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The WFMT Studs Terkel Radio Archive of Interviews | A Living Celebration
A Living Celebration
An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
Blog Resources, Ticket, Catalog, Historical Sources, Primary Sources, Source Nexus
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, www.americanjourn...
American Indians, Students Exploring, Learning Center
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: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement---- Age Range: 13-18 (Grades 8-12, with parental supervision) This website offers an amazing library of historical primary source documents that provide eyewitness accounts of North American explorers including the Vikings in 1000 AD, Spanish, French, and English explorers, American Indians, Pilgrims, Frontiersmen, Lewis & Clark, and the mountain men of the Rockies in 1800. 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
Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement
National Humanities Center, nationalhumanitie... - Primary resources in US History & Literature going back to 1492
Work Of Art, C3 Framework, Common Core, Note, Literature Teachers
Primary Sources » Lots of great topics using primary resources that are compatible with the Common Core
America in Class from the National Humanities Center: Collections of primary resources compatible with the Common Core State Standards — historical documents, literary texts, and works of art — thematically organized with notes and discussion questions
Primary Sources for History & Literature Teachers - America in ClassAmerica in Class
Primary Sources » America in Class -->National Humanities Center.
Primary Sources compatible with CCSS
Primary Sources » America 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.
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Making of America 19th century, has digital version of the Official Record of the Civil War http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/m/moawar/waro.html.
Making of America (MoA) - Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. Subject ares include American History
Making of America Collection - Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
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 ~ search primary resources in American social history
A digital collection of primary documents related to American history.
Making of America Books (University of Michigan)
Making of America
Blackpast Org, Flags, Constantine, Chairs, Seattle, Primary, Historical Sources, Sims, Black History
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.
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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.
Photogrammar- Photographers traveled the country for the government during the Great Depression. Yale has organized all the photos here!
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.
Yale University Released 170,000 Photos of Depression-Era America ...Photogrammar #photography
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.
Wpa Posters, Federal Dance, Richard Halls, World, Walt Whitman
Federal Dance Theatre presents Salut au monde : adapted from a poem of that name by Walt Whitman. Richard Halls. Jun 16 1937. [New York City] : Federal Art Project, [1936 or 1937] http://1.usa.gov/IU3xEM
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
WPA: Federal Dance Theatre presents Salut au monde adapted from a poem of that name by Walt Whitman. (Richard Halls, 1936-1937)
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].
Richard Halls poster for the Federal Dance Theatre’s presentation of Salut au Monde, adapted from a poem of that name by Walt Whitman, 1936 or 1937
"Federal Dance Theatre presents Salut au monde.." Artist Halls, Richard, b.1906. Federal Art Project, 1936-37 | http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/97502883/
grey color /// Federal Dance Theatre presents Salut au monde adapted from a poem of that name by Walt Whitman.
Federal Dance Theatre presents Salut au monde : adapted from a poem of that name by Walt Whitman. Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (67 megabytes) Reference: Posters of the WPA / Christopher DeNoon. Los Angeles: Wheatly Press, c1987, no. 250
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.
Life Photo Archives-You can search over a hundred years worth of photographs by typing in a keyword or choosing a specific event or time period. This is a terr...
Primary source documents, especially photographs, are powerful tools for grabbing the attention of students. Sometimes it's challenging to find the right picture to connect to a historical fiction...
LIFE photo archive, millones de fotografías históricas de uso libre en proyectos personales | - Soft & Apps
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.
LIFE Magazine and Google have a great partnership at http://images.google.com/hosted/life. Whether you’re interested in photography or need a primary source image for a history project, this site is a good place to visit. The set-up is very straight-forward, giving you the option of browsing through photos by decade, location, and event. You can also use the search box to find something more specific.
On line resource: Life Photo Archive. Primary source documents, especially photographs, are powerful tools for grabbing the attention of students. Try Google Image searches but another option is to check out the LIFE photo archive hosted by Google. You can search over a hundred years worth of photographs by typing in a keyword or choosing a specific event or time period. This is a terrific resource for teachers who work with students of any age!
Online Resource: LIFE Photo Archive | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Historical Voices, www.historicalvoi... indexes collections of audio recordings/spoken word collections.
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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.
History, Diverse Collections, Collections Range, Historical Sources, Ancestral Pueblo, Discovering American, Digital Collections
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.
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New F.B.I. reading room containing more than 3,000 online documents that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office
FBI Vault graphic...The Vault is our new electronic reading room, containing 6,700 documents and other media that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office.
3,000 FBI documents that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office.
FBI Vault - Digital Reading Room Genealolgy June 2013
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...
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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 - full text audio and video of famous speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, etc...
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. This website has a database of and index to over 5000 full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, and other recorded media events and highlights 100 significant political speeches.
American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States. full text, audio and video of famous rhetorical speeches (political, movie, sermons etc.). Includes "200+ short audio and video clips illustrating stylistic figures of speech ranging from alliteration to synecdoche". * Does contain advertising.
American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States. A treasure trove of primary artifacts.
American Rhetoric - 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.
American Rhetoric - database of top 100 speeches
Catalog of great American speeches
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..
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American Decades Primary Sources -- access through JCLS databases
Frick Art Reference Library Digital Image Archive.
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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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USPTO United States Patent and Trademark Office - publicly searchable database NBNB
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, Historical Sources, Govt Publications, Three Branches, Government Printing
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.
African American, Student, 35000, Timeline
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
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade -This site contains a database with the names, origins, and destinations of captured Africans. Images of manuscripts and photos of slaves and vessels can also be found. Students could compare years of the slave trade, perspectives on the trade, and origins/destinations of the ships. *Some images have been reproduced*. (11/19/14)
Excellent, extensive and groundbreaking site, incorporating an enormous and detailed database addressing the scale of the trade and allowing students to search for records relating to specific journeys.
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade - Information on more than 35000 slave voyages
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade DATABASE, MAPS, TIMELINES, RESOURCES!!!!!
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,
The Papers of Jefferson Davis. Rice University.
The Papers of Jefferson Davis
Smithsonian American Art Museum, americanart.si.edu/