PRIMARY SOURCES                                                                                                              







Primary Sources:  Chico High School (a major source of information)


Ad Access Database (advertisements)


AmDocs:Documents for the Study of American History


American History and Government Hotlist


American Hypertexts


American Originals (NARA)American Originals: The Original Exhibit


Avalon Project: American History A Documentary Record 1492-1988


Boondock’s Net


Census Statistics


Charters of Freedom


Chronology of US Historical Documents (Univ. Of Oklahoma)


Conversations with History (interviews with notables)


Digital Classroom


Eye Witness: History Through the Eyes of Those Who lived It


Eyewitness: to Labor History


From Revolution to Reconstruction


History Central Source Documents


Historic Documents (Project Vote Smart)




Historical Text Archive


History Central: Primary Sources


History and Politics Out Loud (HPOL)


Images of American Political History




National Archives Search


National Archives Digital Classroom


New York Public Library Digital Library


Nineteenth Century Documents


Oral History Online! Oral History Online


Primary Sources, Activities, and Training for Educators and Students


Smithsonian Institution


U.S. Historical Documents Archive


Yale University Library Primary Sources Research  (Be sure to scroll down the site)






Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum


American Presidents-Life Portraits


JFK and LBJ tapes


“I Do Solemnly Swear…” President Inauguration Speeches


Nixon White House Tapes

Presidential Debates


Presidential Libraries


Speeches of Abraham Lincoln







                                          Historic Maps


America in Caricature 1765-1865


American Memory Collection (Library of Congress)


American Photography: A Century of Images


Baldy Editorial Cartoon Database: 1946-82, 1997


By Popular Demand (presidential portraits)


Collection Finder American Memory (Click on Maps, or Photos and Prints)


George Eastman House Museum


Helios: National Museum of American Art:  Photography


Historic Graphics Library


Historical Atlas of the 20th Century


International Center of Photography


Perry Casteneda Library Map Collection


Picturing the Century


Political Cartoons


Smithsonian Photographs Online


Time Photo Essays






All Things Considered  (This is a collection of radio transcripts including interviews)


Conversations with History (Another collection of interviews)


Douglass: Archive of American Public Address


Gifts of Speech:  Women’s Speeches from Around the World


Great American Speeches


History and Politics Out Loud


History Place: Great Speeches Collection


“I Do Solemnly Swear…” This is a collection of the Presidential Inaugural Addresses.


Martin Luther King Online Speeches


Online Speech Bank


Oral History Online! Oral History Online


Speeches of Abraham Lincoln




Speeches and Transcripts (Univ. of Albany)


White (For Speeches of Presidents, V-Presidents, First Ladies)







SIRS GOVERNMENT REPORTER (go to library homepage, click on SIRS, scroll to Government and then look for

Supreme Court Cases.


Avalon Project at the Yale Law School:  Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy


Civil Rights Act of 1991


Civil Rights Act of 1964


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Homepage


Family and Medical Leave Act


FedWorld/FLITE U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Home Page


FindLaw: Supreme Court Cases


Foreign Governments:  Constitutions, Laws and Treaties


lectric Law Library


Legal Information Institute


Legal Information Institute: Employment Discrimination


Lexis One Free Case Law


Oyez Oyez: US Supreme Court Multimedia Database (you can search by subject)


Rominger Legal


Selected Historic Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court (search by topic)


Supreme Court of the United States (this is a subject index)


Washington Post: Supreme Court








EyeWitness :  History Through the Eyes of Those who Lived It  (These are eyewitness accounts organized according to

time—starting with Ancient Greece.


German Propaganda Archive


Hanover Historical Texts Project


Historical Atlas of the 20th Century


History of the United Kingdom Primary Documents


Internet Medieval Sourcebook


Middle East Peace Process Documents


Penn Library: Government Treaties


United Nations Treaty Collection


University of Texas Historical Maps


Victoria Research Web: 19th-Century Britain


World History Archives


World War 1 Document Archive


World War 11 Documents







American Posters of World War I


American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology


Avalon Project at Yale Law School – World War II Documents


Black History: Primary Source Links


Civil War Women—Primary Sources


Dr. Seuss Went To War (A collection of Political Cartons)


Gulf War: An Oral History


Historic Government Publications of World War II


Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive


New Deal Network


North American Slave Narratives


Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art of World War II


Private Art (Letters to and from the home front—WWII)


Rutgers Oral History Archive of World War II


Salem Witchcraft Papers


Suffragists Oral History Project


They Drew Fire: Combat Artists of World War II


Veterans’ History Project


World War I Document Archive


War Poster Collection


World War I Images


World War I Trenches on the Web


World War II Documents