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History: United States

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Open Digital Collections - American West


  Welcome to the United States History LibGuide. This guide provides links to the most useful databases and resources for researching US history. Use the tabs above to link to pages covering types of resources and primary sources by time period.

Look for more history databases and resources in the History LibGuide.

Browse these general online collections to get started:

American History--Library of Congress resources available online

American Memory--also from the Library of Congress, free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience; a digital record of American history and creativity.

Making of the Modern World--primary sources covering 1450-1914, and pre-1906 serials.

U.S. History

Image: 22d New York State Militia near Harpers Ferry, Va., 1861. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.



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