Thousands of letters, manuscripts, and documents from the first Chief Justice of the United States
Correspondence and other papers dating from 1723 to 1859
"Correspondence, letterbooks, commonplace books, diaries, journals, financial account books, military records, reports, and notes accumulated by Washington from 1741 through 1799."
"Correspondence, commonplace books, financial account books, and manuscript volumes... ranging in date from 1606 to 1827."
The standard collection of his complete writings.
"Correspondence and other writings of six major shapers of the United States": George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison.
Numerous drawings, printed book illustrations, and other visual primary source materials from the American Revolution to early U.S. history.
New York State Archives' "collection of Major John André spy papers, bills presented to the state by veterans, land deeds, and political correspondence during the Revolutionary War period."
Printed broadsides that supplement the Journals of the Continental Congress
Transcriptions of the Federalist Papers
The digitized version of the multi-volume collection of letters
Collection of 149 books, pamphlets, and prints dealing with the Revolutionary period
Collection of letters and documents related "chiefly to the period before, during, and following the American Revolution."
This resource offers access to important primary documents in American history from 1775 to 1815.
Letters, journal entries, and other documentation of the expansion into the Louisiana Territory.
The website provides full-text of Lewis and Clark's journals.
Volume I covers laws until 1902 and Volume II covers treaties from 1778-1883. Subsequent volumes cover later eras.
More than 2,300 first person accounts of slavery plus 500 photographs
Database of detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color
Collection of Freedom Suit cases from the St. Louis area.
Digital collection of advertisements for runaway and captured slaves and servants in 18th- and 19th-century Virginia newspapers
more than 2000 runaway ads published in North Carolina newspapers from 1751 to 1840
111 documents detailing the 1846 case
Over 100 pamphlets and books (published between 1772 and 1889) dealing with the legal status of slavery
Narrative with accompanying documents including manifests, letters and contracts
Records of more than 35,000 slaving expeditions/ voyages undertaken between 1514 and 1866.
Collection of narrative essays and supporting documents and images dealing with abolition.
Collection of more than 1000 black abolitionist speeches and editorials.
Letters and records of William Lloyd Garrison, Maria Weston Chapman and others active in the abolitionist movement
Manumission documents, pamphlets, letters and more documenting the abolition cause within the Quaker community
Digitized collection of thousands of anti-slavery and abolitionist material.
Selection of digitized newspapers covering a period ranging from 1836 to 1922
A digitized version of the rare anti-slavery newspaper.
Collection of editorials dealing with the Nebraska Bill (1854), the Charles Sumner incident (1856), Dred Scott (1857), and Harper's Ferry (1859)
Digitized collection of 55,000 documents of the early War Department.
Congressional records from the Continental Congress through the 43rd Congress, 1774-1875
This is a collection of government documents related to the treaties with various Native American tribes.