1. Choose KEYWORD search for your topic and the type of primary source.
For example: Winthrop, John and letters
2. Choose AUTHOR search for items written by your topic.
For example: Winthrop, John
Early Americas Digital Archive – University of Maryland – A collection of electronic texts and links to texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820.
The Plymouth Colony Archive Project – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – A collection of searchable texts that focuses on Plymouth from 1620 to 1691: includes court records, colony laws, journals, memoirs, and wills.
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic – Library of Congress – A mix of images, primary text, and background information on the role of religion in the European settlements of America.
Salem Witch Trials – University of Virginia – A documentary archive of the Salem witch trials that features court records, personal letters, and maps of the area.
Virtual Jamestown – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & University of Virginia – An exploration of the Jamestown settlement through court records, public records, first-hand accounts, and newspaper advertisements andn articles.