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Archives: Repositories of Primary Sources

Guide to archival repositories, primary sources, citing archival materials, and all things archival.

World Wide Archival Repositories

A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar. All links have been tested for correctness and appropriateness.

American Memory

Multimedia collections from the Library of Congress of digitized documents, photographs, sound recordings, motion pictures, and texts. Over 100 collections, including, for example, African-American pamphlets, Chautauqua flyers, Depression photographs, Coca-Cola advertising, and the papers of Alexander Graham Bell, to name just a few.

National Archives

Governmental repository for the United States.

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Susan Steuer
Zhang Legacy Collections Center
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008