Primary sources such as diaries, letters, official documents, drawings, and photographs may be reprinted in books and government documents included in library collections.
Tips for finding primary sources in the library:
Research Strategies for Working with Primary Sources
A primary source document or collection is the “raw stuff” of history. Diaries, letters, newspapers, recordings and films provide an upfront, often revealing, glimpse at a particular person, event or historical time period. When using primary source material, it is important to devise a sound research strategy. Follow the link above for more details.
Library of Congress collections. Contains: Slaves and the Courts.
Caribbean newspapers from 1718-1876.
Includes full-text searchable newspapers from urban and rural areas in every region of the country. Also includes newspapers published by special interest groups.
Includes full-text page scans of every issue of The Times from 1785-2011.
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Slavery and Anti-Slavery This link opens in a new window
A large selection of primary source materials related to the history of enslaveme