Difference between primary and secondary sources.

Using Primary Sources on the Web
"Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories."

Primary Sources on the Web these sites are sorted into two categories: sites relating to United States history and sites relating to world history.

University of California Primary Sources on the Web an extensive collection of sites to find a wide variety of primary source material


"Alaska's Digital Archives presents a wealth of historical photographs, albums, oral histories, moving images, maps, documents, physical objects, and other materials from libraries, museums and archives throughout our state." ALASKA

Alaska's Gold primary source material on the gold rush ALASKA

American Civil War - Primary Source Documents

American Memory page of the Library of Congress Website U.S. HISTORY

Avalon Project at the Yale Law School Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy

Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web This site currently resides on the Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Library of Congress Our Library of Congress has quite a few primary resources.

National Archives and Records Administration Digital Classroom (Local Office in Anchorage)

Noreen Reale Falcon Library Website with Recommend Online Primary Sources on the Medieval Period MEDIEVAL

Presidential Libraries from Hoover to Clinton

UC San Diego Website with Links to Online Primary Sources on the Medieval Period MEDIEVAL

Valley of the Shadow - Two Communities in the American Civil War Digital archive with thousands of original letters, diaries, newspaper articles, speeches, census and church records, left by the men and women of Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania AMERICAN CIVIL WAR