IMLS Digital Collections and Content
"Brings together cultural heritage collections and exhibits from libraries, museums, and archives from across the country, providing both collection-level and item-level access"
Internet Archive: Civil War
Aims to offer "permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars...to historical collections that exist in digital format"
Internet Modern History Sourcebook:
"A (huge) collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly for educational use"
American Civil War Collection at the Electronic Text Center
Digital Archives from BlackPast.org (an online reference guide to African American history)
Discovering the Civil War, an exhibit from the U.S. National Archives
History Matters: Many Pasts
Over 1000 documents, annotated
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction
The Valley of the Shadow (Civil War documents)
Virginia Center for Digital History
Links to several American History digital collections
Lots of links to collections of digitized material: Other libraries' guides
U.S. History: Primary Source Collections Online: Civil War from Sam Huston State University Library
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature 1802-1907
REF 050.011 P785
From the Library of Congress. Search and view newspapers from 1860 -1922, including ones from Vermont.
New York Times Historical
Full-text of the New York Times 1851-three years previous. PDF page images. Searchable by date, keyword, article type, page number, and more.
Women’s Activities During the Civil War: A Select List of Photographs, Library of Congress
Biography of Charlotte Forten, a free-born African American who went South during the war to educated freed slaves.
Rose O’Neal Greenhow Papers, Duke University Born in Maryland, O’Neal became a most effective spy for the Confederacy.
Biographies of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Lydia Maria Child (author and anti-slavery activist), and an essay about medical care during the Civil War.
Lydia Maria Child’s letters to the Governor of Virginia, 1860 in American Memory.
Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War Era, University of Virginia.
Women Soldiers of the Civil War, National Archives
(personal narrative* or corresponden* or diar* or interview* or oral or eyewitness or letter* or document*)
and "civil war" and Vermont
(The * substitutes for whatever letters that might come next, so that the search includes any words that start with what's typed but might end differently. For example, diar* catches diary and diaries and diarist. Different catalogs use different symbols for this.)
The American Republic: Primary Sources
REF 973 Am356
Documents of American History
REF 973 C735d9
America's Struggle with Empire: A Documentary History
REF 973 K155a
100 Key Documents in American Democracy
REF 973 On2
Dictionary of American History, Volume 9, Archival Maps and Primary Sources
REF 973.03 D561
Encyclopedia of American Historical Documents
REF 973.03 En1935
Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, Volume 6, Primary Source Documents
Call Number: REF 973.0496073 En193 and online
Annals of America
(22 volumes of U.S. documentary history)
REF 973.08 An72
The American Nation: Primary Sources
REF 973.7 Am35
Encyclopedia of the American Civil War, Volume 5, Documents
Primary Documents in American History from the Library of Congress