Selected Colonial Era Sources

Selected 19th Century Sources

New York State historical literature
A collection of selected monographs, pamphlets and other material with expired copyrights chosen from the Cornell University Library's extensive collection of New York State literature. These were materials that were brittle and decaying and in need of rescue.

North American slave narratives
Documents the individual and collective story of the African American struggle for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. When completed, it will include all the narratives of fugitive and former slaves published in broadsides, pamphlets, or book form in English up to 1920 and many of the biographies of fugitive and former slaves published in English before 1920.

Guide to Popular Periodicals in the 19th and 20th centuries, US & UK

Selected 20th Century Sources

Selected US Government Sources

Primary sources, including Presidential sources, congressional sources, declassified documents, legal documents, are categorized and described on Guide to American Government and Politics.