E-Resources

  • A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787-1825:  Collection of election returns from the earliest years of American democracy; browse by candidate, office, year and state.  The election returns dataset can be downloaded for offline analysis.  Developed and maintained by the American Antiquarian Society and Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives.
  • Accessible Archives: Full-text of 18th and 19th century American newspapers. Includes African American Newspapers , Civil War Collection, Godey’s Lady’s Book, the Pennsylvania Gazette, The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalog, Pennsylvania Newspaper Record.
  •  American Periodicals Series (APS): Collection contains digitized images of the original pages of over 1100 American magazines and journals that originated between 1740 and 1940s.
  • Archive Finder: Current directory which describes over 220,000 collections of primary source material housed in thousands of repositories across the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution: Digital edition of the historical and legal scholarship that draws upon sources to trace the Constitution̕’s progress through each of the thirteen states’ conventions. The digital edition allows users to search the complete contents by date, title, author, recipient, or state affiliation and preserves the copious annotations of the print edition.
  • Early American Imprints Collection Series I (Evans) (1639-1800): Definitive primary source collection of research materials from the 17th and 18th century America. Collection contains digitized representations of all known existing books, pamphlets, & broadsides printed in the United States.
  • Early American Imprints Collection Series II (Shaw-Shoemaker)  (1801-1819): Provides full-text and full-page-image access to books, pamphlets and broadsides published America in the early part of the 19th century. This comprehensive collection also features many state papers and government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and state and territorial resolutions. It is based on “American Bibliography, 1801-1819″ by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker.
  • Early American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1690-1900: Includes fully searchable issues from almost 1000 historical American newspapers. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820” and other authoritative bibliographies.
  • Early Encounters in North America: Documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides unique perspectives from all of the protagonists, including traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women. The project brings coherence to a wide range of published and unpublished accounts, including narratives, diaries, journals, and letters.