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American History Research Guide

Find books, databases, primary sources, and other resources related to American History.

Historical Newspapers Online

What we refer to now is not always what it was called at the time, for example World War I won't work as a search term at the time of the war, so search for specific battles, or people, instead.  

Interactive US newspaper map - 19th & early 20th century

Special Collections at UH

The Special Collections department on the second floor of the M.D. Anderson Library contains a wealth of primary source material, including books, maps, ephemera (postcards, posters, playbills), art works, oral histories, etc. The contents of these collections can be found via Archon. Many of these collections are being digitized too, and can be accessed, along with other universities' collections, through CONTENTdm