Sherri Cash, Ph.D.
Chair, History and International Studies
102 DePerno Hall

(315) 792-3147


Online Archives

American Presidency Project                
  • Online archive of primary sources associated with American political history

Annals of Congress
  • Official Congressional debates of the United States House of Representatives and Senate from 1789 to 1824

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
  • Searchable archive of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper from 1841 to 1902.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

Archive Link
  • Large repository of newspaper published in the State of California.

Colgate University Libraries Digital Collections
  • Includes Colgate University's student newspaper; documents related to University's history; local and regional newspapers.

Columbia University Digital Archives
  • The John Jay Papers; Corporate records of New York businesses; New York real estate brochure collection; Audio archives with transcriptions of famous New York city residents. 

Congressional Globe
  • Official Congressional debates of the United States House of Representatives and Senate from 1833-1873

Congressional Record
  • Official Congressional debates of the United States House of Representatives and Senate from 1873-1875 

Credo: Special Collections and University Archives (UMass, Amherst)
  • Primary sources related to W.E.B. DuBois; photography of Anthropologist Joel M. Halpern.

Documenting the American South
  • Primary sources related exclusively to the American South

Google Books
  • Extensive digital archive of full books that are in the public domain.  Most can be downloaded in either PDF or ePub formats.   
Google News Archive
  • Digital archive containing domestic and international newspapers.  

Hamilton College Special Collections & Archives

Archive Link
  • Includes Samuel Kirkland's and Elihu Root's Papers; Diaries, letters, and other primary sources (including photographs) of students who attended Hamilton College. 

Historical Census Browser (University of Virginia)
  • Searchable archive of the United States Census

Historical Newspapers Online (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Alphabetical listing of newspapers available online. 

House Divided Project
  • Primary sources associated with Abraham Lincoln

Internet Archive
  • Fully searchable online library including the full text of numerous primary and secondary sources (books, videos, audio recordings, etc.)  

In Motion: The African American Migration Experience
  • Primary sources and images from the Schomburg Institute. Archives include the Transatlantic Slave Trade; runaway slaves and runaway slave narratives; the Domestic Slave Trade; the Great Migration; and African immigration.

Library of Congress: American Memory
  • Online archive of the Library of Congress

Library of Congress Newspaper Collection
  • Online archive of digitized newspapers.

Making of America: Cornell University
  • Online archive of books, nineteenth century popular magazines, the official Civil War records of the Union and Confederate armies and navies, etc.

Making of America: University of Michigan
  • Online archive offering different primary sources than that which is available through Cornell's "Making of America" website.  Most sources deal with nineteenth century America.   

Mississippi State University Digital Collections
  • Online archive of primary sources associated with Mississippi's state history

National Park Service: The Civil War
  • Searchable database of soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union or the Confederacy during the Civil War.

New York State Archives
  • Primary and secondary resources, including photographs, audio, and video, examining different aspects of New York State history.

New York History

Journal Link
  • Full issues of the New York State Historical Society's journal, New York History (2010-Present).
  • Note: You will be required to log in with your Utica College username and password.

New York Newspaper Archive (
  • Extensive database of New York newspapers

New York Newspaper Project
  • Detailed list of the location, call numbers, and other pertinent archival information for every newspaper previously or currently published in New York State.  

Northern New York Historical Newspapers
  • Online archive of newspapers for Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, and Essex Counties 

New York State Historical Association
  • Several bibliographies of primary/secondary sources dealing with the Erie Canal and Delaware, Greene, Otsego, and Schoharie counties; lists of census records available at the Cooperstown archive. 

New York State Library
  • Wide variety of primary sources, plus "how to guides" for conducting research on New York State history.

Register of Debates
  • Official Congressional debates from the House of Representatives and the United States Senate, 1824-1837

The Frederick Douglass Project (University of Rochester)
  • Primary sources related to Frederick Douglass

The Friend of Man Abolitionist Newspaper (Cornell University)
  • Full run of The Friend of Man abolitionist newspaper

The Simms Initiative (Southern History): University of South Carolina
  • Online archive of primary sources associated exclusively with the American South

The Special Collections & University Archive of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Online archive of primary sources examining movements for social change, New England history and culture, and innovation and entrepreneurship

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War (University of Virginia)
  • Online archive of primary sources associated with Franklin County, Pennsylvania and Augusta County, Virgina

Vanishing History (Fordham University)
  • Burial database of enslaved African Americans

Virginia Military Institute Archives
  • Journals, letters, diaries and images from the Civil War

Historical Societies