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Finding Archival Collections and Primary Documents

Primary Source Databases

Collections of Digitized Primary Sources Materials
Databases available through the Rutgers University Libraries.

Digital Libraries

Library of Congress: Digital Collections
The Library of Congress site offers access to more than 9 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections of primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The collections include manuscripts, photographs, posters, maps, books, pamphlets, and sheet music, as well as sound recordings and motion pictures and can either be browsed or searched.
Digital Public Library of America
Over 40 million "images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States."
Hugh digital library from the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
Digitized collections from over 2,200 contributing cultural heritage organizations across Europe.
Biblioteca Digital del Patrimonio Iberoamericano
A project of the Association of National Libraries of Ibero-America (ABINIA).Participating libraries include the National Libraries of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and the University Library of Chile.
Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera
Primarily pamphlets, flyers, leaflets, brochures, posters, stickers, and postcards that were originally created by a wide array of social activists, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, political parties, public policy think tanks, and other types of organizations in order to publicize their views, positions, agendas, policies, events, and activities. From Princeton University.

Government Publications

U.S. Congressional Publications
Indexes and provides selected full-text for Congressional Committee Prints, House and Senate Documents and Reports (Congressional Serial Set), Hearings, and Legislative Histories. Rutgers-restricted access
U.S. Declassified Documents Online
Full text access to a broad range of previously classified federal documents spanning the twentieth and twenty first centuries. Rutgers-restricted access

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