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Key Resources in Primary Sources & Archival Resources

Adam Matthew: American West: Everett D. Graff Collection of the Newberry Library
Original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material, and rare printed sources documenting the US West. [More about Adam Matthew: American West: Everett D. Graff Collection of the Newberry Library] 

Mountain West Digital Library
Easy-to-use search portal for finding online text, images, and sound files from libraries and archives in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho. [More about Mountain West Digital Library] 

USU Digital History Collections: Bear River Watershed
This USU digital collection includes photos, maps, diaries, papers, and reports about the geography, history, and development of the Bear River Watershed. [More about USU Digital History Collections: Bear River Watershed] Also known as: Bear River Watershed Historical Digital Collection 

USU Digital History Collections: Logan Historical Newspaper Collection, 1879-1892
Historical Logan Herald Journal and its earlier incarnations. [More about USU Digital History Collections: Logan Historical Newspaper Collection, 1879-1892] 

Utah Digital Newspapers
Digitized runs of small-town newspapers from throughout Utah. [More about Utah Digital Newspapers] 

Additional Resources in Primary Sources & Archival Resources

Accessible Archives
This database provides access to vast quantities of diverse primary source materials, including newspapers, magazines, books, and American county histories, reflecting broad views across American history and culture across the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. [More about Accessible Archives ] 

Accessible Archives: Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728 - 1800
Historical newspaper in full text. [More about Accessible Archives: Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728 - 1800] 

Acta Sanctorum
Encyclopedic Latin text examining the lives of Christian saints, organized by each saint's feast day. [More about Acta Sanctorum] 

Adam Matthew Collections
Use this platform to select and cross-search within multiple Adam Matthew archival collections. [More about Adam Matthew Collections] 

Adam Matthew: American Indian Histories and Cultures
Manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books from the earliest contact with European settlers to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century, with a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, and historic maps and travel journals. [More about Adam Matthew: American Indian Histories and Cultures] 

Adam Matthew: American Indian Newspapers
American Indian Newspapers is a database providing newspapers representing a huge variety in publisher, audience and era, with nearly 200 years of Indigenous print journalism from the US and Canada. [More about Adam Matthew: American Indian Newspapers] 

Adam Matthew: Early Modern England: Society, Culture & Everyday Life, 1500-1700
Primary source documents covering the everyday lived experience in England from 1500-1700 and includes legal records, family correspondence, administrative records, wills, inventories and commonplace books, and images of everyday objects used in early modern households. [More about Adam Matthew: Early Modern England: Society, Culture & Everyday Life, 1500-1700] 

Adam Matthew: Leisure, Travel & Mass Culture: The History of Tourism
Provides digital access to documents relating to the evolution of British and American working class tourism from the mid-1800s through to the 1980s, covering destinations in Britain, the United States, and Europe with special attention to seaside resorts, cultural tours and National Parks, also documents the growth of travel agencies along with the importance of transport networks for tourism development. [More about Adam Matthew: Leisure, Travel & Mass Culture: The History of Tourism] 

Adam Matthew: Race Relations in America
This archival collection from Fisk University’s Race Relations Department documents three pivotal decades in the fight for civil rights, and showcases the speeches, reports, surveys and analyses produced by the Department’s staff and Institute participants, including Charles S Johnson, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, and Thurgood Marshall. [More about Adam Matthew: Race Relations in America] 

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
African American Newspapers provides online access to more than 350 US newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African-American experience. [More about African American Newspapers, 1827-1998] 

America's Historical Imprints
Full-text and full-image access to books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in the United States from 1639 to 1819. [More about America's Historical Imprints] 
Use the Evans Text Creation Partnership interface for full text searching of the Evans/Series I titles.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection
This database provides digital access to a comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912. [More about American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection] 

American Periodicals Series Online
Full text database ranging from 1740 to 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and other historically significant periodicals. [More about American Periodicals Series Online] 

American Sermons Collections
More than 8,000 sermons delivered from 1652-1819 on topics such as politics, society, religion, and family life. [More about American Sermons Collections] 

Artstor
The Artstor Digital Library provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible collection of software tools for organizing and presenting research, with contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.  [More about Artstor] You must create an individual account to download images. See special terms for important information on use restrictions.

Cecil Papers
The Cecil Papers are a privately held archive, consisting principally of the correspondence of William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598) and his son, Robert, the 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612). [More about Cecil Papers] 

Civil Rights in America: From Reconstruction to the Great Society
An archive of official publications and primary source material related to civil rights in the United States. [More about Civil Rights in America: From Reconstruction to the Great Society] 

Colonial State Papers
Primary source documents of the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries from the earliest English settlements in North America. [More about Colonial State Papers] 

Deseret News
Major newspaper for the Wasatch Front. [More about Deseret News] 

Digital Scriptorium
Image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts. [More about Digital Scriptorium] 

Early American Newspapers: From Colonies to Nation
Cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of historic newspapers. [More about Early American Newspapers: From Colonies to Nation] 

Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Digitized books from the Short Title Catalog. [More about Early English Books Online (EEBO)] 
Use the EEBO Text Creation Partnership interface for full text searching of the Short Title Catalog books.

Early English Books Text Creation Partnership (TCP)
Full text searching of many titles in the Short Title Catalog of English Books. [More about Early English Books Text Creation Partnership (TCP)] 

English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)
The English Short Title Catalogue lists over 460,000 items, mainly in English, published between 1473 and 1800. [More about English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)] 

Ethnographic Video Online
Classic and contemporary documentaries, previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field, and select feature films. [More about Ethnographic Video Online] 

Evans Text Creation Partnership (TCP)
Full text searching of titles in the Evans Bibliography of works printed in America from 1639-1800. [More about Evans Text Creation Partnership (TCP)] 

Gale Primary Sources
Use this platform to select and cross-search within multiple Gale Primary Sources collections. [More about Gale Primary Sources] 

Gale Primary Sources: American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society
The American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society is a collection of scanned copies of newspapers and other print materials from colonial America and Canada. [More about Gale Primary Sources: American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society] 

Gale Primary Sources: American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism
FBI files illustrate the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism. [More about Gale Primary Sources: American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism] 

Gale Primary Sources: Archives of Sexuality and Gender
This archival collection allows users to search approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world, and to explore subjects such as LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health, political science, policy studies, human rights, gender studies, and more. [More about Gale Primary Sources: Archives of Sexuality and Gender] 

Gale Primary Sources: Archives Unbound
Search across available Archives Unbound digital archival collections. [More about Gale Primary Sources: Archives Unbound] 

Gale Primary Sources: British Library Newspapers
The British Library Newspapers are a collection of newspapers scans from Britain in from 1800-1900. [More about Gale Primary Sources: British Library Newspapers] 

Gale Primary Sources: Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
Eighteenth-century English-language texts digitized from the holdings of the British Library. [More about Gale Primary Sources: Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)] 

Gale Primary Sources: European Colonialism in the Early 20th Century
U.S. National Archives collection of Consulate documents related to German colonies in Africa from 1910 to 1929. [More about Gale Primary Sources: European Colonialism in the Early 20th Century] 

Gale Primary Sources: Final Accountability Rosters of Japanese-American Relocation Centers 1944-1946
Rosters of Japanese-Americans sent to internment camps in World War II. [More about Gale Primary Sources: Final Accountability Rosters of Japanese-American Relocation Centers 1944-1946] 

Gale Primary Sources: George H. W. Bush & Foreign Affairs: The Moscow Summit
This digital archives provides an in-depth analysis of the events leading up to the dissolution of the USSR and its implications for US-Soviet relations. [More about Gale Primary Sources: George H. W. Bush & Foreign Affairs: The Moscow Summit] 

Gale Primary Sources: George H. W. Bush and Foreign Affairs: Bosnia
This digital archive consists of comprehensive materials related to the former Yugoslavia, particularly Bosnia, and US presidential decision-making. [More about Gale Primary Sources: George H. W. Bush and Foreign Affairs: Bosnia] 

Gale Primary Sources: George H. W. Bush and Foreign Affairs: Fall of the Berlin Wall
This digital archive contains an in-depth analysis of the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall and its implications for US-German relations. [More about Gale Primary Sources: George H. W. Bush and Foreign Affairs: Fall of the Berlin Wall] 

Gale Primary Sources: George H. W. Bush and Foreign Affairs: The Middle East Peace Conference
This digital archive comprises materials related to the planning and organization of the October 1991 Middle East Peace Conference in Madrid. [More about Gale Primary Sources: George H. W. Bush and Foreign Affairs: The Middle East Peace Conference] 

Gale Primary Sources: Japanese American Internment: Records of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Records on Japanese internment during World War II. [More about Gale Primary Sources: Japanese American Internment: Records of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library] 

Gale Primary Sources: Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life
Newspapers printed and circulated in Japanese internment camps in World War II. [More about Gale Primary Sources: Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life] 

Gale Primary Sources: Meriam Report on Indian Administration and the Survey of Conditions
Primary-document collection of two major responses to 40 years of failed Native American policies. [More about Gale Primary Sources: Meriam Report on Indian Administration and the Survey of Conditions] 

Gale Primary Sources: Overland Journeys: Travels in the West, 1800-1880
The Overland Journeys collection contains fulltext materials on Western US History. [More about Gale Primary Sources: Overland Journeys: Travels in the West, 1800-1880] 

Gale Primary Sources: Papers of Amiri Baraka, Poet Laureate of the Black Power Movement
A collection of poet icon and revolutionary political activist Amiri Baraka's work with over 40 books of essays, poems, drama, and music history and criticism. [More about Gale Primary Sources: Papers of Amiri Baraka, Poet Laureate of the Black Power Movement] 

Gale Primary Sources: Personal Justice Denied: Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment
This publication consists of the testimony and documents from more than 750 witnesses: Japanese Americans and Aleuts who had lived through the events of WWII, former government officials who ran the internment program, public figures, internees, organizations such as the Japanese American Citizens League, interested citizens, historians, and other professionals who had studied the subjects of the Commission’s inquiry. [More about Gale Primary Sources: Personal Justice Denied: Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment] 

Gale Primary Sources: Religions of America
Digital collection providing more than 660,000 pages of content that follow the development of religions and religious movements born in the US from 1820 to 1990, drawing from manuscripts, pamphlets, newsletters, ephemera, and visuals. [More about Gale Primary Sources: Religions of America ] 

Gale Primary Sources: Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500–1926
Digital collection offering a perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late fifteenth century to the first decades of the twentieth century. [More about Gale Primary Sources: Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500–1926] 

Gale Primary Sources: Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
Primary source database primarily including documents from the United States and Europe related to slavery and abolition. [More about Gale Primary Sources: Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive] 

Gale Primary Sources: The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003
Historical content from the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper. [More about Gale Primary Sources: The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003] 

Gale Primary Sources: The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832–1978
This digital archive contains is an online collection of records and briefs brought before the nation's highest court by leading legal practitioners. [More about Gale Primary Sources: The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832–1978] 

Gale Primary Sources: The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985
The complete digital edition of The Times (London). [More about Gale Primary Sources: The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985] 

Gale Primary Sources: U.S. Declassified Documents Online
Digital collection providing access to a broad range of previously classified federal records spanning the twentieth and twenty first centuries. [More about Gale Primary Sources: U.S. Declassified Documents Online] 

HathiTrust
The HathiTrust is a shared digital repository, incorporating digitized content from some of the largest research libraries in the United States.  [More about HathiTrust] Login required for some collections

HeinOnline: Civil Rights and Social Justice
A database of government documents, reports, and legal documents pertaining to civil rights and social justice. [More about HeinOnline: Civil Rights and Social Justice] 

Herald Journal
Cache Valley's local newspaper with limited full-text access. [More about Herald Journal] 

ICPSR Database
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest archive of computer readable social science data. [More about ICPSR Database] 
To use this database you need to create a free personal login while on campus, or while using the USU VPN to appear on campus. This account is active for 6 months, and then must be recreated. Instructions for installing the VPN are found here.

Incunabula Short Title Catalogue (ISTC)
International database of 15th-century European printing created by the British Library with contributions from institutions worldwide. [More about Incunabula Short Title Catalogue (ISTC)] 

Joint Publications Research Services (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1994
Collection of information on peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. [More about Joint Publications Research Services (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1994] 

JSTOR Open Community Collections
Open access content from JSTOR and Artstor. [More about JSTOR Open Community Collections] 

JSTOR: Independent Voices
An open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, antiwar activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century. [More about JSTOR: Independent Voices] 

Latin American Newspapers
This online collection provides more than 50 fully searchable Latin American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries. [More about Latin American Newspapers] 

LIFE Magazine
Produced by Google, this is a freely available, fully digitized archive of LIFE Magazine during its years as a weekly magazine owned by Time, Inc. [More about LIFE Magazine] 

Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history. [More about Making of America] 

Monthly Catalog of US Government Publications
Index to government publications published from 1895 to 1976. [More about Monthly Catalog of US Government Publications] 

National Geographic Virtual Library
Digital collection offering access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine, along with a cross-searchable collection of books, maps, images, and videos from 1888 to 1994. [More about National Geographic Virtual Library] 

Newspapers.com (Temporary Access)
Ancestry.com provides access to scans of Utah Newspapers through state universities and is allowing temporary off campus access through the blog in this link. [More about Newspapers.com (Temporary Access)] 
This links to a blog post with links to Newspapers.com. You must go through the blog post to access Newspapers.com. The blog was created by the University of Utah.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Primary-source material documenting women's experience in the United States. [More about North American Women's Letters and Diaries] 

Presidential Recordings Program
From 1940 to 1973, US presidents secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of in-person and telephone conversations. [More about Presidential Recordings Program] 

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times, 1851 - 2018
New York Times in full text and full image. [More about ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times, 1851 - 2018] 

Readex AllSearch
Use this platform to select and search within multiple Readex archival collections. [More about Readex AllSearch] 

Shen Bao Digital Archive
A digital archive of the Shanghai-based newspaper. [More about Shen Bao Digital Archive] 

State Papers Online: The Tudors, Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I 1509-1714 (State Papers Domestic)
16th- and 17th-century British government documents, primarily from the papers of the Secretaries of State. [More about State Papers Online: The Tudors, Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I 1509-1714 (State Papers Domestic)] 

TEAMS Middle English Texts
Middle English texts--excluding Chaucer and Langland. [More about TEAMS Middle English Texts] 

Territorial Papers of the United States Series I and II
A collection of Native American negotiations and treaties, official correspondence with the federal government, military records, judicial proceedings, population data, financial statistics, land records, and more. [More about Territorial Papers of the United States Series I and II] 

Women and the Law
Primary-source books, journals, and biographies on women's social and legal roles. [More about Women and the Law] 

Women’s Magazine Archives
ProQuest's archive of women's magazines. [More about Women’s Magazine Archives] 

World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. [More about World Digital Library] 
Also known as: UN World Digital Library