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Primary Sources for the Liberal Arts

A Gumberg Library research guide

accessible archives


Around 20 collections of primary source material

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Primary source material available through Accessible Archives has been selected to reflect a broad view of the times, and has been assembled into databases with a strict attention to detail allowing access to specific information with pinpoint accuracy.  Our online full-text search capability and digital imaging permits the user to search and manipulate this information in ways never before possible.

This resource is particularly strong on 18th & 19th century publications, especially African American newspapers, the Civil War, Reconstruction, Women's Suffrage, and World War I.


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If you need help using Gumberg Library resources, please contact Ted Bergfelt, Humanities Librarian via email or by phone at 412-396-5351 (M-F, 8:30-4:30 pm, ET). If he is not available, Ask Gumberg