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ENGL 1010: Expository Writing: Websites

Primary sources

The American Memory Project--thousands of documents, photos, maps, films, sound recordings, etc. from the collections of the Library of Congress, including women's suffrage, African-American pamphlets, George Washington's letter books, life histories from the WPA, American Revolution broadsides and much more.

 

Finding Primary Sources on the Web

To locate primary sources about a specific time period or event in history, search by the time period or event and primary sources.  For example French Revolution primary sources.  Use the following guide to help you evaluate the quality of information from the website.

 

Guide to using primary sources on the web from the Reference and User Services Association

Web Sites