For a very thorough guide to finding and using primary sources available at OU, see Laurie Scrivener's Primary Sources guide. The guide contains links to digitized books, newspapers, government documents, etc.
Original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources related to frontier life, to Native Americans and to vigilantes and outlaws as well as the growth of urban centers, the environmental impact of westward expansion and of life in the borderlands.
Four centuries of history, from early contact to the modern era, are featured in this resource. Coverage includes peoples of North and Central America; materials include manuscripts, illustrations, newspapers, books, photos and maps.
Provides access to detailed maps of Oklahoma cities from late 1800s to the mid 1900s. View street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use and physical features, house and block numbers, pipelines, railroads, wells and dumps.
Explore the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s American Currency Exhibit online, a truly priceless collection that brings history alive and shows you how currency actually shaped our country’s history.
This collection of life histories consists of approximately 2,900 documents, compiled and transcribed by more than 300 writers from 24 states, working on the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers’ Project.
An interactive map of London during the Blitz. Zoom to street level to see where the bombs and parachute mines landed. Under the Explore London tab, users can select an area and find letters, images, and first-person narratives of witnesses.
Details life in two American communities, Augusta County, VA, and Franklin County, PA, from the time of John Brown's Raid through the era of Reconstruction. Explore thousands of original letters, diaries, speeches, census and church records, and more.