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Research Guides

History : American: Primary Sources: Government Documents & Presidential Papers

A research guide to primary and secondary sources for American history. Also see the African American & Asian American history guides.

examples of government documents

Images: Congressional Hearing: Crime of Lynching (1948), Letter from Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clay (1862), Pvt. Droop has missed the war! (1944), Indian Claims: The Skookum Democratic Club to Levi Maish (1894) & US Senate Report: Care and treatment of persons afflicted with leprosy (1916)