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Primary Document Sources

This is a valuable collection of primary source documents and pictures dealing with history, culture, art, literature, law, and government. Many of the documents in these archives are in the public domain and are therefore royalty-free. Check each site carefully for required permissions to use.

Of course, you should always properly cite the source of documents, pictures, and information you use.

Repositories of Primary Sources
http://www.uidaho.edu/ special-collections/ Other.Repositories.html Live Internet Connection Required
 
Ready, Net, Go! Internet Resources for Archives
http://www.tulane.edu/~lmiller/ ArchivesResources.html Live Internet Connection Required
  
Archives and Archivists
http://www.muohio.edu/archiveslist/ Live Internet Connection Required
 
United Kingdom Public Record Office
http://www.pro.gov.uk/ Live Internet Connection Required
  
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
http://www.ed.gov/free/ Live Internet Connection Required
  
The Digital Classroom
http://www.nara.gov/education/ classrm.html Live Internet Connection Required
Primary Sources, activities, and training for educators and students.
  
The National Archives and Records Administration
http:/www.nara.gov Live Internet Connection Required
  
The Presidential Libraries
http://www.nara.gov/nara/ president/ address.html Live Internet Connection Required
  
National History Day
http://www.thehistorynet.com/ NationalHistoryDay/ Live Internet Connection Required
  
National Endowment for the Humanities
http://edsitement.neh.fed.us Live Internet Connection Required
  
Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov Live Internet Connection Required
  
The Gallery of the Open Frontier
http://www.unl.edu/UP/gof/unp-aw.htm Live Internet Connection Required
Digital graphics and photographs of the American West.
  
Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet
http://thomas.loc.gov Live Internet Connection Required
  
American Studies Crossroads Project
http://www.georgetown.edu/crossroads/ Live Internet Connection Required
  
The University of Oklahoma Law Center: A Chronology of US Historical Documents
http://www.law.ou.edu/ushist.html Live Internet Connection Required
  
The Smithsonian Institution
http://www.si.edu/newstart.htm Live Internet Connection Required
  
The National Gallery of Art
http://www.nga.gov Live Internet Connection Required
  
The National Endowment for the Arts
http://arts.endow.gov Live Internet Connection Required
  
The Kennedy Center's Arts Edge
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/ artsedge.html Live Internet Connection Required
 
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