by Kan Li
High School Library
The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
consists of approximately 20,000 documents. The collection is organized
into three "General Correspondence" series which include
incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches,
and notes and printed material. Most of the 20,000 items are from
the 1850s through Lincloln's presidential years, 1860-65.
Documents for the study of American History
This web site was created at the University of Kansas. At this site
you will find a collection of primary sources from the 15th century
to the present.
Loads of primary source material from broadsides to early documents,
photographs, audio, and film can be found at American Memory.
Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe –Selected Transcriptions,
Facsimiles and Translations
Historycentral is dedicated to becoming History's Home on the web.
The core of the site is a timeline of world history. Culled from
one of MultiEductor's 21 history CD's this time line covers the
major events in world history from the dawn of civilization to 1999.
The second major section of the site is the part devoted to America's
Wars. That section includes the history of every major war in America's
history from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf War. These sections
include photos and descriptions of the each major event. The site
also features a major section on the elections. This part includes
the history of each and every election. The history includes both
popular and electoral votes in each election, turnout, as well as
a map of the states carried by each competing candidate. The section
also includes updates on Election 2000. The site includes over 400
primary source documents in American history. The biography section
of the site includes biographies of the 500 most important people
of the 20th century. A major section of the site is a sub-site NavyHistory.com.
This site includes the history of every US Attack Carrier, Battleship,
Destroyer and Cruiser. A further section of the site includes the
History of Aviation. The site also includes a section on the History
This lesson introduces students to primary sources -- what they
are, their great variety, and how they can be analyzed. The lesson
begins with an activity that helps students understand the historical
record. Students then learn techniques for analyzing primary sources.
Finally, students apply these techniques to analyze documents about
slavery in the United States.
The Cornell University Library Making of America (MOA) Collection
is a digital library of primary sources in American social history
from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
Brady's National Portrait Gallery
A tour of all of the portraits taken by Matthew Brady. With
many portraits, a biography is included.
Era Editorials Project
site was produced by the History department at Furman University
in South Carolina. It features the following full texts of primary
documents: Early National Politics, Slavery/Sectionalism, Kansas-Nebraska
Bill, Sumner Caning, Dred Scott Decision, John Brown/Harper's Ferry,
1850s Statistical Almanac, 1860 Election, Secession/War, Post Civil
War. Includes related links to other sites.
Primary Sources in the Classroom
Suggestions for using primary sources. A Library of Congress
Primary Sources on the Web
Written by the Instruction & Research Services Committee of
the Reference and User Service Association History Section in the
American Library Association. Students and researchers now have
greater access to primary source materials for historical research
than ever before. The traditional use of sources available in print
and microfilm continues to be the foundation for research, but in
some cases documents, letters, maps, photographs of ancient artifacts
and other primary material are available online in different formats
from free websites or subscription services on the internet. This
brief guide is designed to provide students and researchers with
information to help them evaluate the internet sources and the quality
of primary materials that can be found online.
Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
This site provides access to thousands of primary resources and
online lesson plans with student activity pages on the Civil War.
Developed by history professors Edward Ayers and William Thomas.
This University of Virginia research project is supported by the
National Endowment for the Humanities.
of the Holocaust
During the summer of 1998, Galvin Library staff uncovered a 16-volume
set of typescripts that detail first-hand accounts of horrible brutality,
incredible survival, and liberation of Holocaust victims. The set
includes 70 of the original 109 interviews that were conducted in
1946 and transcribed into English by Dr. David Boder. The survivors
interviewed included farmers, lawyers, artists, carpenters and others
representing all economic levels, many religions, and various nationalities
and language groups from across Europe. A primary source.
Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters
During World War II
Spotlights eight women who succeeded in "coming to the front"
during the war--Therese Bonney, Toni Frissell, Marvin Breckinridge
Patterson, Clare Boothe Luce, Janet Flanner, Esther Bubley, Dorothea
Lange, and May Craig. Their stories--drawn from private papers and
photographs primarily in Library of Congress collections--open a
window on a generation of women who changed American society forever
by securing a place for themselves in the workplace, in the newsroom,
and on the battlefield.
This archive of primary documents from World War I has been assembled
by volunteers of the World War I Military History List (WWI-L).
The archive is international in focus and intends to present in
one location primary documents concerning the Great War.