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HIST488 Professions in American History

Portals to Primary Sources

Don't know where to start? Try one of the following database portals. They allow researchers to search  across multipe databases produced by the same publisher.

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Digital Manuscript Collections

Oral Histories

Manuscript Collections and Digitized Microfilm

  • Everyday Life & Women in America, 1800-1920 Full text of monographs, periodicals, pamphlets and broadsides from Duke university's Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, and the New York Public Library
  • History Vault Digitized manuscript collections documenting the Black Freedom Struggle (NAACP papers, etc.) and Southern Plantation Records
  • Jewish Life in America Original manuscript collections from the unique holdings of the American Jewish Historical Society in New York.
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States Online primary source and secondary source materials related to women in social movement in the U.S.