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WPHS Library: Primary Sources- Ms. Lowenhaupt

Primary Sources

Click the images below to explore the databases and webpages! 

Primary Sources for the Civil War

Explore letters, journal entries, and song lyrics composed during the Civil War by searching under the primary sources tab: 


Check out this database to find newspapers from 1851 to 2001- includes news, editorials, graphics, advertisements, and more:

HINT:  To browse by topic, select the topics tab


The Library of Congress guide to Civil War primary sources:


View more primary sources from the Civil War at the website for the Civil War Trust:


View sources from the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era at the National Archives:

Primary Sources for WWI

Look here to find speeches, photographs, and personal accounts from a global perspective:

HINT:  Select primary sources above the search box on the top right hand corner to filter your search.


Check out this database to find newspapers from 1851 to 2001- includes news, editorials, graphics, advertisements, and more: 

HINT:  To browse by topic, select the topics tab.


The Library of Congress guide to World War I materials- includes recordings, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, and other primary sources:


The BBC site on WWI focuses on England and features diaries of soldiers, war propaganda, recorded interviews from children who lived through the war, and more: