More information about Primary Sources
American Memory -
American Memory is a gateway to the Library of Congress’s vast resources of digitized American historical materials. Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections based on their original format, their subject matter, or who first created, assembled, or donated them to the Library.
American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
Comprised of transcripts of 2,000 interviews, from seventeen states and compiled by the Library of Congress. The collection and the index are now searchable online.
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections -
The NUCMC is a free of charge cooperative cataloging program funded by the Library of Congress.
New York Public Library Digital -
NYPL Digital is a gateway to NYPL unique and rare collections in digitized format. Digitized content has been drawn from a broad range of original historical resources and all historical media are presented as specific, original artifacts, without further enhancement to their appearance or quality, as a record of the era in which they were produced.
Repositories of Primary Sources -
Maintained by the University of Idaho, Special Collections & Archives it contains a listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.
Historical Records Repositories in Maine
This directory indicates the name, address and contact information for over 140 historical societies, museums, libraries and other organizations holding historical records.