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HST 475: Seminar: Primary Sources

Historical Newspapers and Other Periodicals

Newspapers at FU on Microfilm

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Journals, diaries, and autobiographies are primary documents.

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Presidential Papers

The Public Papers of the Presidents is a series starting with Herbert Hoover and continuing through Barak Obama that contains messages to Congress, speeches, transcripts of news confereneces, selected important press releases of the White Houe and other activiites of the Presidents (read more information about the series). The print series is in the Government Documents Collection on the ground floor of the JB Duke Library. The online version of The Public Papers of the Presidents is available for Presidents Reagan through Obama.

For earlier Presidents see: 

Public Papers of George Washington (print)

Papers of John Adams (print)

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (print) (online)

The Papers of James Monroe (print)

John Quincy Adams and American continental empire; letters,papers and speeches (print)

The Papers of Andrew Jackson (print)

The American Presidency Project: Martin Van Buren

The American Presidency Project: William Henry Harrison 

The Letters and Times of the Tylers (John Tyler) (print)

The Correspondence of James Polk (print)

The American Presidency Project: Zachary Taylor

The American Presidency Project: Millard Fillmore

The American Presidency Project: Franklin Pierce

The Works of James Buchanan,  Comprising His Speeches, State Papers, and Private Correspondence (print)

The Lincoln Papers; The Story of the Collection, with Selections to July 4, 1861

Abraham Lincoln, His Speeches and Writings

The Papers of Andrew Johnson (print)

The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant (print)

The American Presidency Project: Rutherford B. Hayes

The Life and Letters of James Abram Garfield (print)

The American Presidency Project: Chester Arthur

The American Presidency Project: Grover Cleveland

The American Presidency Project: Benjamin Harrison

The American Presidency Project: William McKinley

The Works of Theodore Roosevelt (print)

Presidential Addresses and State Papers of William Howard Taft (print)

The Papers of Woodrow Wilson (print)

The American Presidency Project: Warren Harding

The American Presidency Project: Calvin Coolidge

The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt (print)