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History: Primary Material


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Primary Material

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American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Online access to 7 million digitized primary source items from more than 100 historical collections maintained by the Library of Congress.

Columbia American History Online
The information included on CAHO is based on transcripts from 17 e-seminars from four history courses from Columbia University. Also included is access to supplementary materials that were used along with the seminars.

Digital History
Browse more than 600 annotated documents from the Collection written by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and many others dealing with American politics, diplomacy, and social history

Documents of Law, History and Diplomacy
Provides access via the World Wide Web to primary source materials in the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course On The Web
Developed by American Social History Project/Center for Media & Learning, City University of New York, and the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University. This site serves as a gateway to Web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents and threaded discussions on teaching U.S. history.

Library Research Using Primary Sources
The University of California Berkeley Library offers an extremely useful introduction to the subject of incorporating primary source materials into a research project, including an annotated online guide to Primary Sources on the Web.

Making of America
"Materials accessible here are Cornell University Library's contributions to Making of America (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology."