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.