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Finding Primary Sources

Looking for Library of Congress primary sources? Try these quick starting points:

Primary Source Sets – Each set collects primary sources on a specific topic, all as easy-to-use PDFs, with historical background information and teaching ideas.

Primary Sources by State - Selected primary sources for each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.

Themed Resources – The best Library of Congress resources on the most frequently taught themes.

Browse by Topic - Easy browsing for primary sources across all the digital collections of the Library of Congress.

Web Guides - In-depth guides to resources on a wide variety of topics.

Ask a Librarian – If you can’t find the primary sources you need, consider sending a question to a Library of Congress reference librarian.