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LTEN 245: 18th and 19th Century Print Cultures: Online Primary Sources and Newspapers

Online Newspaper Collections

Looking for more? Check out the main Newspapers guide.

Online Primary Source Collections

The list of sources below is not everything! Please see the main Primary Sources guide for more. 

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an all-digital library that aggregates metadata and thumbnails for millions of photographs,manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. 

Library of Congress Digital Collections

Digitized works from the Library of Congress collections. See also, the American Memory list of collections: 

Aspects of the Victorian Book

Black Short Fiction and Folklore: African, African American, and Diaspora

Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama and Fiction 

World Digital Library: Literature & Rhetoric

Wright American Fiction, 1851-1875


Asian Voices

The Chinese in California, 1850-1925

This site "illustrates nineteenth and early twentieth century Chinese immigration to California through about 8,000 images and pages of primary source materials...These documents describe the experiences of Chinese immigrants in California, including the nature of inter-ethnic tensions. They also document the specific contributions of Chinese immigrants to commerce and business, architecture and art, agriculture and other industries, and cultural and social life in California."