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General US History Sources

Historical Newspapers, Journals & Other Periodicals

Government & Legal Sources

Presidential Papers

African American History Sources

Slavery and Anti-Slavery Sources

Foreign Relations Sources

Indigenous American Sources

Film as a Primary Source

Newsreels and other types of film can often serve as useful primary sources. Try the following for primary source films:

Films on Demand - use the filter options to limit by type to newsreels/primary sources

Academic Video Online - use the advanced search and limit by content type to archival footage, newsreel, speech/address etc.

Associated Press newsreel archive - try the advanced search and limit results by decade

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