Primary Sources

Primary Sources



Get accurate information, straight from the source.

  • American Memory - Explore digitized items form the Library of Congress including maps, photos, atlases, documents, manuscripts, audio files, and much more.
  • American Rhetoric - View landmark American speeches by political, religious, and cultural figures captured in print, audio and audiovisual formats.
  • Explorers Primary Sources - Learn about voyages from the explorers themselves.
  • Our Documents - This site contains 100 milestone documents of American History from the National Archives. It includes digital images of the actual documents, a transcript of the document, and background information.