The mission of HathiTrust is to contribute to research, scholarship, and the common good by collaboratively collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge.
The Internet Archive was founded in 1996 to build an "Internet library," with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format, such as Internet sites and other cultural digital artifacts.
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
19th Century U.S. Newspapers
The database provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers within a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.
Gale Primary Sources
Gale Primary Sources combines Gale's digital humanities and social sciences archives in a single cross-search interface, providing access to millions of pages of content spanning many centuries and geographic regions.
The Accessible Archives database provides access to historic newspapers, periodicals and books related to American history.
An online source for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
All of the materials found through DPLA -- photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more -- are free and immediately available in digital format.
Digitized books and manuscripts as well as digitized photo collections and ephemera.
Early Americas Digital Archive (EADA)
A collection of electronic texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820. Open to the public for research and teaching purposes, EADA is published and supported by the University of Maryland Libraries’ e-Publishing Initiative.
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture.