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History: Archival Collections

This guide highlights core print and electronic Library resources in the area of History and it links to relevant web resources. Use this guide as your starting point, come to the library or Ask a Librarian for more resources and further help.

Archives and Special Collections in the Library


Search the Catalog

To find primary sources in the Library catalog search under your subject"-- History -- Sources 

The Library holds a very good collection of primary sources in the Archives and Special Collections. Visit ASC department or search the Library Catalog , use Advanced Search  and limit your search by Location: Jafet Archives and Special Collections.

Historical Books

  • Search Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalog defines the printed record of the English-speaking world from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the First World War.
  • Search Archive Finder a current directory of 5,596 repositories and 154,678 collections of primary source material across the United States.

Selected list of Primary Sources

Historical Newspapers

Historical Journals