Archive of Americana

Campus access only
1639 - 1980

Archive of Americana is a family of comprehensive historical collections that allows researchers to discover and explore the United States in unprecedented depth and detail. It is a unique collection of primary source materials on nearly every aspect of the United States over nearly three centuries. Includes the following collections:

Books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints:

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 -- Books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans, including publications unavailable earlier.

Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 -- Books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the distinguished bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker, including thousands of publications unavailable earlier.


Early American Newspapers, Series I, 1690-1876 -- More than a million pages of hundreds of historic newspapers listed in the authoritative bibliographies of Clarence Brigham and others.

Early American Newspapers, Series 2 complements Series 1 by offering more than 200 significant 18th and 19th-century newspapers. The bulk of Series 2 focuses on the period between 1820 and 1860, when the number of American newspapers rose dramatically. Based primarily on the newspaper collection of the American Antiquarian Society, Series 2 also includes titles from the holdings of the Library of Congress, the Wisconsin Historical Society and other organizations.

Government publications:

American State Papers, 1789-1838 -- U.S. congressional materials originating from 1789 and covering through 1838 but not published until the second and third quarters of the 19th century.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980 -- Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, originally published in approximately 13,800 bound volumes.

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