Primary Sources

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1995

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Papers from 1912-1990 from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters, 1833-1893

American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters, 1833-1893

Collection of almost 14,000 letters written by those who served as missionaries to the American Indians from 1833 to 1893.

American Indian Histories and Cultures

American Indian Histories and Cultures

These unique materials tell both the historical and the personal stories of the colonization of the Americas.

American West

The American West

A mixture of original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources on the American West.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry.com

Research the history of your family with online access to historical records provided by Ancestry.com.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

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This archive illuminates the experiences the LGBTQ community.

Archives Unbound

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Presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the collegiate research.

China, America and the Pacific

China, America and the Pacific

Archival material on the trading and cultural relationships between the 18-20th century China, America and the Pacific region.

Civil War in Words and Deeds

Civil War in Words and Deeds

Regimental histories and personal narratives from the postwar period and early 20th Century period.

Civil War on the Western Border

Civil War on the Western Border

Discover the Civil War's legacy in the Greater Kansas City region.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Titles based on the English Short Title Catalog of UK works in the 18th century.

Empire Online

Empire Online

Primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and its theories, practices and consequences.

European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection

European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection

Collection and archive of British Romantic, early Victorian writing, and Continental Romanticism.

Everyday Life and Women in America, c1800-1920

Everyday Life and Women in America

Primary source material on the 19th-20th century lives of women.

First World War

First World War

Primary source material for the study of the Great War.

Gale Primary Sources

Gale Primary Sources

Dozens of historical archives covering hundreds of years of history.

KC History

Non-circulating local history and genealogy resources of the Kansas City Public Library.

Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature

Mapping the World

Maps and travel accounts of 19th century Europe.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Primary source collections of the 19th century.

Pendergast Years: Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

The Pendergast Years

Digitized documents from Kansas City's interwar period.

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