The links below are a sampling, and by no means exhaustive list, of online resources which provide access to primary source documents.
Image: University of Tampa - Tampa, Florida. 1931 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/162418
Duke University Libraries - Over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five product categories - Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda - dated between 1911 and 1955.
The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy
A digital document library by the Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Law Library.
British History Online
BHO is a not-for-profit digital library based at the Institute of Historical Research. It brings together material for British history from the collections of libraries, archives, museums and academics. These primary and secondary sources, which range from medieval to twentieth century, are easily searchable and browsable online.
Civil Rights Digital Library
A comprehensive archive on the Civil Rights Movement. Content includes a digital video archive of historical news film, manuscript and photo collections, and a pedagogical collection which offers encyclopedia articles, lesson plans, and activities.
Duke Papyrus Archive
This archive provides access to texts about and images of nearly 1400 papyri from ancient Egypt.
Dying Speeches and Bloody Murders: Crime Broadsides
Harvard Law Schools Library - This collection of nearly 600 broadsides highlights crime and capital punishment, primarily in England, as seen through the popular press in the 18th and 19th century.
Early English Books (EEBO)
The corpus of books in this database trace the history of English thought from the first book printed in English in 1475 through to 1700. The books include works of literature, philosophy, politics, religion, geography, history, politics, mathematics, music, the practical arts, natural science, and all other areas of human endeavor.
Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
Duke University Libraries - A collection of over 3,300 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States.
Fashion Plate Collection
University of Washington Libraries - This fashion plate collection is from some of the leading French, British, American, and other continental fashion journals of the 19th century and early 20th century.
State Library and Archives of Florida - A digital archive of photographs, manuscripts, audio, and video of Florida history. The Archives is part of the Division of Library and Information Services, one of seven divisions within the Florida Department of State.
Florida Open Academic Library
A collaboration with Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC) member libraries, the Florida Open Academic Library provides a statewide searchable database that includes an inventory of digital archives and collections held by public postsecondary education institutions.
HathiTrust preserves and provides lawful access to the 17+ million digitized items. It offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection.
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Fordham University's Internet History Sourcebooks Project - Provides and organizes texts for educational purposes. This collection includes links to visual and aural material.
Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Fordham University's Internet History Sourcebooks Project - The Medieval Sourcebook is both a classroom resource and the largest collection of online medieval texts.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook
Fordham University's Internet History Sourcebooks Project - This collection is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures.
Library of Congress
Includes a wealth of primary source sets and digital collections.
Loeb Music Library Digital Scores and Libretti
Harvard University - The scores and libretti in this collection include first and early editions and manuscript copies of music from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by J.S. Bach and Bach family members, Mozart, Schubert and other composers, as well as multiple versions of nineteenth century opera scores, seminal works of musical modernism, and music of the Second Viennese School.
Making of America
The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection is comprised of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.
OAIster Digital Archives Search
OCLC - A selection of digital resources from open archives collections that represents multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,100 contributors worldwide.
Perseus Digital Library
Tufts University - A digital library of ancient Greek and Roman texts and images.
Publication of Archival, Library, & Museum Materials (PALMM)
State University Libraries of Florida - PALMM is a cooperative initiative of the public universities and colleges of Florida to provide digital access to important source materials for research and scholarship. These collections include high-quality texts/images relevant to the students, research community and general citizenry of Florida.
Special Collections at the College of Law
University of Oklahoma - Documents covering Native American history, law, and culture.
University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC)
Managed by the George A. Smathers Libraries at UF, UFDC hosts more than 300 outstanding digital collections.
Vintage Ad Browser
A collection of vintage ads from a variety of sources.
Macdonald-Kelce Library - The University of Tampa - 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. - Tampa, FL 33606 - 813 257-3056 -