American Studies

Core Primary Sources

1639 - 1900

Combines Early American Imprints, Series I and II (1639 - 1819) and American Broadsides and Ephemera (1760 - 1900)

Primary source materials relating to U.S. history and culture; includes 7 million digitized items from over 100 historical collections.

Digital primary source collections on a wide variety of topics, countries, and time periods, from women's history and feminism, to civil rights, foreign policy, missionary societies, the Federal Writers' Project, etc.

1450-1850

Covers social history, early commerce, trade, colonization, industry, political systems, revolutions, slavery, exploration, philosophy, and more.

1500-1926

Based on Sabin’s Bibliotheca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America from Its Discovery to the Present Time.  Full-text books, pamphlets, broadsides & documents, from sermons & tracts to legislation & literature. Covers all the Americas.

More Primary Sources

1684 - 1912

Digitized American magazines & journals, detailing American history & culture. Topics include women's issues, health, science, the history of slavery, industry & professions, religion, the arts, etc. 

1760 - 1900

Facsimile broadsides & ephemera, from 1760-1900, with Civil War accounts, town meeting reports, trade cards, theater & music programs, menus, and more.

18th - early 20th Century

Combines American Periodical Series (APS) and American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries, offering full text access to 18th - early 20th century American magazines and journals.

1905 - 1975

Online archive of articles, editorial cartoons, photographs, advertisements, etc. from this important African-American newspaper.

Primary source materials (manuscripts, books, newspapers, photos & images) documenting the historical experience, cultural traditions, and political status of indigenous peoples of North America.

Contains primary source documents from the United States & Europe, as well as other parts of the world; formats include antebellum books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, images, and extensive archival material.

Primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews & teaching tools relating to US history, as seen through women's eyes.