Primary Sources

Primary sources are digital reproductions of original letters, journals, newspapers, photographs and other historical documents.

Repositories of Primary Sources - This is a gigantic collection


American Memory

Awesome Stories

Colorado Historic Newspapers - news & photographs

Colorado Western History/Genealogy

Godfrey Memorial LIbrary - genealogical resources for all 50 states, biographies, land records, and more.

Grand Junction History in Pictures Project

Cornell Making of American Project

Harvard Opening Collections

Library of Congress
Tools and resources: over 100 collections containing 7 million primary source documents, photographs, films and recordings.

Michigan Making of America Project

National Archives and Records(federal gov. document)

The New York Public Library Digital Library Collection

Photo Archives (Denver Public Library)

Yale Avalon Project:
Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

White House Historical Association
Everything you ever wanted to know about the history of the White House. This site is also an excellent classroom and reference tool. Documents, artwork, drawings, and other primary sources put you on the path that professional historians tread.

Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads