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Recommended Databases for Primary Sources - Latin American/Caribbean   Tags: caribbean, caribbean studies, latin american studies, primary sources on latin america  

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TIP: Newspaper articles are primary documents for the time period in which they were published. See the list of Recommended Databases for Newspapers - Latin American/Caribbean Studies.

  • Archive Grid
    An index to archival finding aids derived from major archival libraries and sources in the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • Avalon Project
    Primary source materials in the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.
  • British Online Archives
    Provide access to digitized copies of archives held in Britain, with a detailed finding aid for each archive. Includes material on the Americas
  • Colecciones Mexicanas
    Historical documents, archives, photos, video from a collaboration of Mexican institutions.
  • Colonial State Papers
    Provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
  • In the First Person
    Indexes 4000 collections of letters, diaries, oral histories and personal narratives in English from around the world.
  • Latin American Government Documents Archive
    A project of the U. of Texas that includes selected documents from the Presidents and ministries of 18 Latin American Countries.
  • Latin American Travelogues
    A digital collection of Latin American travel accounts written in the 16th-19th centuries. Presented by Brown University.
  • Making of the modern world: the Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature
    The title is deceptive. This is NOT just about economics. The collection contains a wide variety of primary documents on social and political issues from the 15th century to the mid-19th century.
  • Official Documents of the United Nations
    Full text of all UN documents, including resolutions and decisions, issued at UN Headquarters in New York and the UN Office at Geneva since 1993, with selected earlier coverage.
  • Sabin Americana 1500-1926
    Online collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s.
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery
    Online collection of thousands of documents on slavery and anti-slavery. The collection will be released in four parts. Duke currently has Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition.
  • UT-LANIC - University of Texas Latin American Network Information Center
    A searchable collection of web sites relevant to all aspects of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, organized by country, theme and discipline.

Librarian for Latin American, Iberian & Latino Studies

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