Free, national digital library that provides access to primary and secondary sources from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Materials in the collection include books, photographs, maps, sound and video recordings, oral histories, personal letters.
books and articles that document the individual and collective story of Black people struggling for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. This collection includes all the existing autobiographical narratives of self-emancipated and formerly enslaved people published as broadsides, pamphlets, or books in English up to 1920
pen access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.
Free access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government, which include Congressional, Presidential and Federal Agency materials. From GPO, the US Government Printing Office.
Official historical records of major U.S. foreign policy decisions, from the Departments of State and Defense, the CIA, other foreign agencies, and private individual papers. This is a project of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries.
This guide provides a list of historical African American Newspapers available online as part of digitization projects at libraries and historical societies as well as digitization projects done by Google.
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.