General U.S. History: Primary Source Collections Online
AP (Associated Press) Archive
Exclusive video footage from the Associated Press (AP), spanning many events across many decades. (Associated Press)
Library of Congress Digital Collections
American history, 1400-present, documented by the Library of Congress. Millions of items: written & spoken words, audio, video, images, maps, sheet music, etc.
Brings together key political and cultural documents representing a multilingual “America” that includes Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America from the beginning of colonization to the present. (Rice Univ.)
Digitized newspapers from a number of states, with most coverage 1860-1922. Library of Congress project. More newspapers are being added regularly. Texas component: Texas Digital Newspaper Program
(Univ. of Houston)
Documenting the American South
(Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
FBI Records: The Vault
FBI documents on diverse topics ranging from gangsters and organized crime, World War II, and Vietnam to Civil Rights, counterterrorism, popular culture, and much more. Note: the dates listed beside each file generally represent when it was put online, not when it was created.
Gilder Lehrman Collection
(Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History)
National Archives Research Catalog
(National Archives and Records Administration)