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Online Primary Source Chronology

These sources are organized by starting date.

What is a primary source? Distinguishing Primary from Secondary Sources

TITLE & PRIMARY COVERAGE AREA pre-1600 1600s 1700s 1800s 1900-1950 1950-1999 2000s
Medieveal and Early Modern Sources Online – MEMSO
Digital library of historical sources for the history of Britain and Ireland in the medieval and early modern periods to the late 18th century. 
UK 1100-1800  
Parliament Rolls of Medieval England UK 1272-1509  
Women`s Writers Project Worldwide 1400-1850  
Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Pollard and Redgrave, Wing Short Title Catalog
UK 1478-1700  
Sabin Americana
Digital library of works written or published in the United States, as well as items printed elsewhere, that document the history of the Americas 
US 1492-1926  
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1676-1700
(bibliography only - full text may be availalbe in EEBO, ECCO, or other resources)
Worldwide 1493 to 1750  
Slavery and Anti-slavery:
a Transnational Archive Part 1 - 4:
Debates over Slavery and Abolition, Slave Trade in the Atlantic, the Institution of Slavery
Worldwide 1500-1984  
Cecil Papers
Documents relating to English domestic and foreign politics
UK 1520-1668  
17th - 18th Century Burney Newspaper Collection UK   1600-1800  
Pre 1800's periodicals available at Colgate
A chronological list of print and online periodicals
Worldwide   1605-1806  
19th Century Masterfile (Poole`s Plus)
(lmited full text)
Worldwide   1619-1922  
America's Historic Imprints
(Early American Imprints - Evans and Shaw-Shoemaker)
US   1639-1820  
Early American Newspapers US   1649-1928  
British Periodicals Collection 1 UK   1681-1937  
American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals US   1691-1877  
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) UK   1700-1800  
American Memory Project
Digitized collections sponsored by the Library of Congress
US   1700-present
Rotunda's Americas Founding Era
Writings of the early U.S. Presidents
US   1730-1880  
Founders Online
Writings of the early founders of the U.S. from the National Archives
US   1748-1836  
Times of London UK   1785-2006
Lexis Nexis Congressional US   1789- present
World Newspaper Archives - African Newspapers Worldwide   1800-1922  
County and Regional Histories & Atlases: New York (Proquest) US   1804-1966  
World Newspaper Archives - Latin American Newspapers Worldwide   1805-1922  
Proquest Congressional Hearings and Digital Research Collections (content is available within Proquest Congressional) US   1824-1990  
African American Newspapers: 19th Century US   1827-1862  
African American Newspapers - 1827-1998 US   1827-1998  
Times of India Worldwide   1838-2001
Punch Historical Archive UK   1841-1992  
Illustrated London News UK   1842-2003
Chicago Tribune US   1849-1986  
New York Times US   1851-3 years ago
British documents on foreign affairs
Reports and papers from the Foreign Office confidential (print only)
Worldwide   1856-1956  
Harper's Week US   1857-1912  
Nation Digital Archive US   1865-1 year ago
American County Histories to 1900. New York Pt. 4 North US   1800's - early 1900's  
Women Working, 1870-1930   US   1870-1930  
Digital National Security Archive
Declassified government documents
Worldwide   1900-present
Arab-Israeli Relations, 1917-1970 Worldwide   1917-1970  
Chatham House Online Archive: 1920-1979 Worldwide   1920-1979  
Jerusalem Post Historical Newspaper Worldwide   1932-1988&  
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1974-1996 Worldwide   1974-1996  
World News Connection Worldwide   2006-2013
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