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 African American history 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.
News videos, sound recordings, books, articles, flyers, newsletters, reports, records, diaries, photographs and much more pertaining to the Civil Rights movement in America. Fully searchable, or browse by events, people, topics, places or media type.
Images, photographs, maps and other primary and secondary sources pertaining to the movement of Africans and African Americans throughout history. From the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Great Migration to 20th century immigration.