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History: Primary Sources Overview

Search Across Multiple Collections

Hint: When searching the library catalog, try adding one of the following words to unearth primary sources:

  • sources
  • letters
  • diaries
  • maps

Newspapers and Periodicals

Recent Newspapers

Historical Newspapers - International

Historical US Newspapers and Periodicals

Historical British Newspapers and Periodicals

Online Newspaper Collections

Wikipedia has a list of newspapers that are available online, sorted by country. Keep in mind that this list could be out of date and/or incomplete.

Training School for Wives and Mothers Baton Rouge

Source: "In Christ's Stead": Autobiographical Sketches by Joanna P. Moore via DocSouth

American Collections

Broad Historical Collections

African American History and the History of the Slave Trade

Also refer to the Black History Collections page

European Collections

Other Specialized Collections

Specialized Collections - Women and Gender Studies



Atlases and Maps