Primary Sources

Primary Sources

Try these full text online resources which support the needs of researchers looking for original source evidence.

Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction Digital Edition

This collection of primary materials provides local and national coverage of American culture, politics and society from 1840 through 1877.

Early American Imprints - Series I, Evans (1639-1800)and  Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819

Full-text of tens of thousands of books, pamphlets and broadsides. Provides information about life in 17th through19th-century America, such as agriculture, foreign affairs, literature, music, philosophy, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, and witchcraft.

Victorian Popular Culture

Includes full-text, full-color reproductions of books, ephemera, handbills, pamphlets, photos, posters, programs, scripts, and other types of materials from 1779-1930.