PLACES TO LOOK FOR PRIMARY SOURCES....
“Eye Witness to History” – This site present history through the eyes of those who lived it through primary sources excerpts qof witnesses to major historical events. Presented by Ibis Communications, Inc
“Chronicling America” Digital collection of historic American newspapers from 23 states, from 1860-1922. Search by state, newspaper, dates, keyword, or use pre-determined search dates and keywords organized by topic, in “Topics in Chronicling America.”
Digital Commonwealth - Thousands of images, documents, and sound recordings that have been digitized by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives.
National Archives “Research Our Records” “Our Documents - 100 Milestone Documents” www.ourdocuments.gov We invite all Americans to participate in a series of events and programs to get us thinking, talking and teaching about the rights and responsibilities of citizens in our
Smithsonian Institute Collections Search over 7.8 million catalog records with 568,100 images, video and sound files, electronic journals, and other resources from the Smithsonian’s museums, archives, and libraries.
Smithsonian Institution Archives Search the Smithsonian Archives’ collections, which contain the office records of the Smithsonian, as well as personal papers, special collections, records of professional societies, and oral/video histories relating to the history of the Smithsonian.
“Making of America” University of Michigan and Cornell University A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
“The Avalon Project,” Yale Law School. Documents in law, history and diplomacy, ranging from 4000 BCE to the present. Documents are grouped by century and listed alphabetically.
“Medicine and Madison Avenue” Duke University Libraries The Medicine and Madison Avenue Project presents images and database information for approximately 600 health related advertisements printed in newspapers and magazines.
“The Living Room Candidate,” Museum of the Moving Image. The Living Room Candidate contains more than 300 commercials, from every presidential election from 1952 to 2008.
“The American Presidency Project,” University of California, Santa Barbara. Comprehensive collection of documents related to the study of the presidency.
“Ad*Access” Duke University Libraries – Digital Collections Over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements coving five product categories – Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda – dated between 1911 and 1955.
Government Bills and Acts --US Government Publishing Office