Primary Sources, United States: Free Online US Sources

This guide provides help in finding primary sources concerning American history. In addition to searching tips, it provides links to KU databases and free web sources. Many are sorted by century of coverage.

Identifying Digital Collections

Digital Kansas Collections

Selected Online Collections

These are just a few of the countless digital primary source collections.  Be sure to use your favorite search engine to identify others relevant to your topic.  If you find one you think should be added to this list, please e-mail

Digital Federal Government Collections