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American Revolution

This guide features library and web resources for research on the American Revolution. It was created in September 2017 and updated in February 2024 for Dr. Emily Mieras's HIST 365 students.

Primary Source Databases

Primary Source Websites

Many libraries, archives, and museums digitize archival material and make it freely available online to anyone. A sample of relevant digital archives are linked below. To look for more, try Googling your topic + digital archives or libraries or collections.

How to Find primary sources in OneSearch

To find primary source material in OneSearch, type in keywords for your topic and add one of the words below as a second keyword. For example: "Abigail Adams" correspondence 
women "american revolution" letters

correspondence diaries interviews
manuscripts narratives sources
speeches letters documents

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