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American West: Everett D. Graff Collection of the Newberry Library
Original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material, and rare printed sources documenting the US West.
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Bear River Watershed Digital Collection
This USU digital collection includes photos, maps, diaries, papers, and reports about the geography, history, and development of the Bear River Watershed.
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Also known as:
Bear River Watershed Historical Digital Collection
Logan Historical Newspapers
Historical Logan Herald Journal and its earlier incarnations.
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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.
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Utah Digital Newspapers Project
Digitized runs of small-town newspapers from throughout Utah.
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Additional Resources in Primary Sources & Archival Resources
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.
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Encyclopedic Latin text examining the lives of Christian saints, organized by each saint's feast day.
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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.
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American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection
This database provides digital access to a comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.
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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.
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American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism Digital Archive
FBI files illustrate the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism.
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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.
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American Sermons Collections
More than 8,000 sermons delivered from 1652-1819 on topics such as politics, society, religion, and family life.
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Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940
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.
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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.
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British Library Newspapers
The British Library Newspapers are a collection of newspapers scans from Britain in from 1800-1900.
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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).
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Colonial State Papers
Primary source documents of the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries from the earliest English settlements in North America.
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Major newspaper for the Wasatch Front.
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Image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts.
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Early American Imprints
Full-text and full-image access to books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in the United States from 1639 to 1819.
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Evans Text Creation Partnership
interface for full text searching of the Evans/Series I titles.
Early American Newspapers, 1690-1876
Cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of historic newspapers.
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Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Digitized books from the Short Title Catalog.
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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.
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Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
Eighteenth-century English-language texts digitized from the holdings of the British Library.
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English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)
The English Short Title Catalogue lists over 460,000 items, mainly in English, published between 1473 and 1800.
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Ethnographic Video Online
Classic and contemporary documentaries, previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field, and select feature films.
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European Colonialism in the Early 20th Century: German Colonies-League of Nations Mandates in Africa
U.S. National Archives collection of Consulate documents related to German colonies in Africa from 1910 to 1929.
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Evans Text Creation Partnership (TCP)
Full text searching of titles in the Evans Bibliography of works printed in America from 1639-1800.
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Final Accountability Rosters of Japanese-American Relocation Centers, 1944-1946
Rosters of Japanese-Americans sent to internment camps in World War II.
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George H. W. Bush & Foreign Affairs: The Moscow Summit & the Dissolution of the USSR
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.
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George H. W. Bush and Foreign Affairs: Bosnia and the Situation in the Former Yugoslavia
This digital archive consists of comprehensive materials related to the former Yugoslavia, particularly Bosnia, and US presidential decision-making.
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George H. W. Bush and Foreign Affairs: Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Reunification of Germany
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.
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George H. W. Bush and Foreign Affairs: The Middle East Peace Conference in Madrid
This digital archive comprises materials related to the planning and organization of the October 1991 Middle East Peace Conference in Madrid.
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The HathiTrust is a shared digital repository, incorporating digitized content from some of the largest research libraries in the United States.
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HeinOnline: Civil Rights and Social Justice
A database of government documents, reports, and legal documents pertaining to civil rights and social justice.
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Cache Valley's local newspaper with limited full-text access.
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The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest archive of computer readable social science data.
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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
Illustrated London News Historical Archive
Historical content from the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper.
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Incunabula Short Title Catalogue (ISTC)
International database of 15th-century European printing created by the British Library with contributions from institutions worldwide.
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Japanese American Internment: Records of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Records on Japanese internment during World War II.
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Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life
Newspapers printed and circulated in Japanese internment camps in World War II.
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Joint Publications Research Services (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1994
Collection of information on peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.
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JSTOR Open Community Collections
Open access content from JSTOR and Artstor.
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Latin American Newspapers
This online collection provides more than 50 fully searchable Latin American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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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.
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Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history.
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Making of Modern Law: US Supreme Court Records and Briefs 1832-1978 Digital Archive
This digital archive contains is an online collection of records and briefs brought before the nation's highest court by leading legal practitioners.
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Meriam Report on Indian Administration and the Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the U.S.
Primary-document collection of two major responses to 40 years of failed Native American policies.
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Monthly Catalog of US Government Publications
Index to government publications published from 1895 to 1976.
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National Geographic Magazine
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.
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New York Times Historical File (1851-2013)
New York Times in full text and full image.
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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.
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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.
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Overland Journeys: Travels in the West, 1800-1880
The Overland Journeys collection contains fulltext materials on Western US History.
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Historical newspaper in full text.
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Personal Justice Denied: Public Hearings of the 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.
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Presidential Recordings Program
From 1940 to 1973, US presidents secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of in-person and telephone conversations.
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Requires sound card and media player.
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.
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Digitized copies of primary resources from the renaissance to the 20th century.
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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.
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Shen Bao Digital Archive
A digital archive of the Shanghai-based newspaper.
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Slavery and Anti-Slavery
Primary source database primarily including documents from the United States and Europe related to slavery and abolition.
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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.
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TEAMS Middle English Texts
Middle English texts--excluding Chaucer and Langland.
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Times (London) Digital Archive
The complete digital edition of The Times (London).
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US Declassified Documents Online
Digital collection providing access to a broad range of previously classified federal records spanning the twentieth and twenty first centuries.
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Women and the Law
Primary-source books, journals, and biographies on women's social and legal roles.
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Women’s Magazine Archives
ProQuest's archive of women's magazines.
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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.
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Also known as:
UN World Digital Library