There are a number of databases and websites that contain digitized primary resources. The Teacher's edition of some textbooks may provide lists and links for some of these resources. Here are a few databases and websites for you to explore:
Over 4,000 slave narratives by surname, location, age. Includes related sources, categorized by type. Also includes archives of Folk Culture Sound Recordings.
This is part of the ABC-Clio eBook Collection. From 1936 to 1938, over 4,000 slave narratives were collected under the auspices of the Works Projects Administration. Alternate Name: ABC-Clio eBook Collection Coverage: Narratives collected 1936-1938
The Archive of Americana features over 1,375 newspaper titles from all 50 states, more than 100,000 books, broadsides and pamphlets, essential collections of U.S. government publications and more from the following collections: Early American Imprints: Series I: Evans, 1639-1800; Early American Imprints: Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819; American Broadsides and Ephemera; America's Historical Newspapers; American State Papers, 1789-1838; and U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980.
The digital Archive of Americana is a comprehensive historical collection of primary source materials that offer opportunities for students and scholars to make original discoveries and new findings on nearly every aspect of United States history, culture and daily life across three centuries. Coverage: 1639-1980
DigitalNC is the online home for materials presented by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. This site contains digital versions of primary sources from cultural heritage institutions around North Carolina.
Explore the history and culture of North Carolina through original materials. Collections currently include: College and University Yearbooks; Durham Urban Renewal Records; collections from Wilson and Davie Counties. Items by type include: architectural drawings; business cards; clothing; diaries; government records; maps; menus; photographs; postcards; quilts; scrapbooks; seals (impressions); and yearbooks. Over eight decades of student life at Appalachian State University are documented in the Rhododendron, the student yearbook. Digital versions of the Rhododendron from 1923 to 2006 are now available.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries (NWLD) includes the immediate experiences of 1,017 women, as revealed in approximately 150,000 pages of diaries and letters, including 7,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts. The material is drawn from more than 1,000 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings.
The collection includes more than 150,000 pages of primary materials spanning more than 300 years. The database can be used for research in women's studies, history, sociology, literature, genealogy, and other fields.