This guide is an introduction to what primary sources are in the field of history, how to use primary sources, how to read and transcribe original documents and links to on-line primary sources by historic topic.
This is a selected bibliography of primary source collections pertaining to World War II available online. Please note, the library is not responsible for the content on these sources and it is the student's responsibility to properly cite from the proper location. There may also be secondary sources included in these collections and it is up to the student to evaluate if the item qualifies as a primary or secondary source.
From the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum digital collection, documents, audio files, photographs and more covering topics such as dropping of the atomic bombs, desegregation of the armed forces, Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, Japanese Americans during WWII, NATO, Truman Doctrine and more.