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United States History: Primary Sources by Type: Primary sources

Find Primary sources

Looking for diaries, interviews or personal narratives?  Theresa Mudrock, the History Librarian at UW Seattle, has created a guide for identifying primary sources on the web.

Digital Book Collections

For books available within the libraries, see Using the UW Libraries Catalog to Find Published Primary Sources on the Books as Primary Sources page.

More General Collections on US History

What's in the Guide - Primary Sources in U.S. History by Type

If you entered this guide from the main U.S. History Guide, you can click here to get back.

This guide contains links to most of the same sources as the U.S. History Primary Sources by Century guide, they're just arranged differently.

Use the tabs above to navigate the guide.

Featured web source - from the Library of Congress

American Memory

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning."

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