These are selected digital collections in which you might find primary sources. Be advised that almost every state has a digital collections site and so do many universities.
National Archives: Educator Resources
American Memory (Library of Congress)
|The New York Public Library Digital Collections
A living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints,
photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.
An open archive of millions of digital materials from libraries around the world.
|The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960-1974
Brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other
memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents,
memorabilia, and scholarly commentary.
|Civil Rights Movement Veterans
Stories, poetry, audio recordings, and other primary sources about the Civil Rights Movement.
Inquiry in the Upper Midwest Project
Proquest Historical Newspapers
|Google News Archives
Digitized newspaper content, including historical material.
|America's Historical Newspapers
Early American newspapers 1690-1922. *Only Available to Current
University of Michigan Students*
|17th-18th Century Burney Newspapers
Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets
and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. Covers 1604-
1804.*Only Available to Current University of Michigan Students*
|African American Newspapers: The 19th Century
Several digitized African-American newspapers, including papers
from the Civil War era. *Only Available to Current University of
|Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980
Features hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers, including many
long scattered and forgotten titles published in the 19th century. *Only
Available to Current University of Michigan Students*