Archives Unbound: American Studies

Spanning the period from the 1812 to 1880, this collection of primary source materials supports research of naval battles from 1812, perspectives from the North and South during the Civil War, as well as unique glimpses into settlement of the Western territories.


  • Civil War in Words and Deeds
  • Civil War Service Reports of Union Army Generals
  • Confederate Newspapers: A Collection from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama
  • Overland Journeys: Travels in the West, 1800-1880
  • The War of 1812: Diplomacy on the High Seas


  • American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters, 1833-1893
  • American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism
  • The Indian Trade in the Southeastern Spanish Borderlands: Papers of Panton, Leslie and Company
  • The Meriam Report on Indian Administration and the Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the U.S.
  • War Department and Indian Affairs, 1800-1824


  • American Art-Union, 1839-1851: The Rise of American Art Literacy
  • Hollywood, Moral Censorship, and the Motion Picture Production Code, 1927-1968
  • Literature, Culture and Society in Depression Era America: Archives of the Federal Writers' Project
  • Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia
  • Narcotic Addiction and Mental Health: The Clinical Papers of Lawrence Kolb Sr.
  • Robert Winslow Gordon and American Folk Music
  • Southern Literary Messenger: Literature of the Old South
  • Through the Camera Lens: The Moving Picture World and the Silent Cinema Era, 1907-1927


  • City and Business Directories: Alabama, 1837-1929
  • City and Business Directories: Arkansas, 1871-1929
  • City and Business Directories: Florida, 1882-1929
  • City and Business Directories: Louisiana, 1805-1929
  • City and Business Directories: Maryland, 1752-1929
  • City and Business Directories: Mississippi, 1860-1929
  • City and Business Directories: North Carolina, 1886-1929
  • City and Business Directories: Tennessee, 1849-1929
  • City and Business Directories: Virginia, 1801-1929
  • City and Business Directories: West Virginia, 1839-1929
  • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: CALIFORNIA
  • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: ILLINOIS
  • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: INDIANA
  • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: MICHIGAN
  • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: NEW YORK
  • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: OHIO
  • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: PENNSYLVANIA
  • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: WISCONSIN


  • Methodist Church Archives: Missionary Activities

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