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 historic maps pertaining to U.S. 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.
Atlases of the United States that cover the following topics: The Natural Environment, Cartography (1492-1867), Native Americans (1567-1930), Explorations in the West and Southwest (1535-1852), Lands (1603-1930), Settlement, Population, and Towns (1650-1790), States, Territories, and Cities (1790-1930), Population (1790-1930), Colleges, Universities, and Churches (1775-1890), Boundaries (1607-1927), Political Parties and, Opinions (1788-1930), Political, Social, and Educational Reforms (1775-1931), Industries and Transportation (1620-1931).