Library Databases of Primary Source Material 

Early American Imprints, Series I:  Evans, 1639-1800  

This collection, based on Evans’ American Bibliography, contains the full text of all known existing books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in the United States (or British American colonies prior to Independence) from 1639 through 1800.  Genres of materials include addresses, advertisements, captivity narratives, diaries, primers, sermons, songs, travel literature, and wills.

Not only is the document brought to your desktop with this electronic version, but you will be able to search the text of the sources.

New York Times [Historical 1851-2002]

The full content of the New York Times has been digitized.  You can search for articles, but also ads, editorial cartoons, and photos.


Harper’s Weekly, [1857-1871]

The HarpWeek database contains all the pages of Harper’s Weekly (1857-1865) as scanned images, together with a series of indexes. HarpWeek is searchable by date, index terms, literary genre and occupation/role.


Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 

This database brings together primary and secondary sources documenting women’s activism.


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