A primary source is a document or other sort of evidence written or created during the time under study, or by one of the persons or organizations directly involved in the event. It can be a textual document or an artifact; it can be in any format such as print, digital or microfilm. Some examples are : Diaries, journals, speeches, interviews, letters, memos, manuscripts, sermons, newspaper accounts, records of organizations or government bodies, photographs, paintings, drawings. See also: Primary Source Research at Notre Dame
American black journal Recognizing the unique historical value of the 40 year run of the series now known as American Black Journal, Detroit Public Television (DPTV) has worked with Michigan State University (MSU) to develop a $1.4 million plan to catalog, preserve, and provide broad public access to the entire corpus of the shows
American history in video Provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles
Black thought and culture Source for the published works of numerous historically important black leaders. Along with well-known works, the collection features approximately 5,000 pages of unique, fugitive and never before published material.
Declassified documents reference system The database ranges from the years immediately following World War II, when declassified documents were first made widely available, through the 1970s. Nearly every major foreign and domestic event of these years is covered: the Cold War, Vietnam, foreign policy shifts, the civil rights movement, and others.
Presidential recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson Consists of three series: War on Poverty, 1964 (edited by Guian A. McKee); Civil Rights, 1964 (edited by Kent B. Germany); and Vietnam, 1964-65.
America's historical newspapers Allows users to search more than 1,000 U.S. historical newspapers published between 1690 and 1922 [and beyond], including titles from all 50 states. African American and Hispanic newspapers can be searched as distinct collections.
Ethnic NewsWatch Full text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic, minority and native press in the U.S.
Newspaper coverage 1980-current; also includes legal material
Nineteenth century U.S. newspapers Searchable database containing digital facsimile images of newspapers; presented as full page layout as well as single articles;
ProQuest historical newspapers Full text of major English-language newspapers, including the following African-American newspapers:
See also: Newspapers: A Research Guide