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Repositories of Primary Sources
A listing of over 5000 web sites of repositories that have holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources.
  · Repositories of Primary Sources in California

The California Heritage Collection is a digital archive containing photographs, pictures, and manuscripts from the collections of the Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. This collection is expanding to include digital images from other pictorial archives in California.
  · Use in K-12 Curriculum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.
  · Collections & Archives

The Library of Congress American Memory Project
The American Memory Historical Collections are multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library of Congress Americana collections. There are currently over 50 collections in the American Memory Historical Collections.
  · Learning Page

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is an independent federal agency that preserves United States history and oversees the management of all federal records. NARA's mission is to "ensure ready access to the essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and the national experience."
  · NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL)
  · Research Room
  · Digital Classroom

The Online Archive of California (OAC) is a statewide digital resource that integrates into a single, searchable database, finding aids to and some digital facsimiles of the contents of primary resource collections in libraries, archives and museums throughout California.
  · Getting Started with the Online Archive of California
  · Museums and the Online Archive of California

Regional History Resources From the Los Angeles Public Library. Indexes, documents, photographs and other materials exploring California and regional history.

Archival Research Center From the University of Southern California. Provides access to digital images of photographs, maps, manuscripts, records, texts from USC and partner collections with a particular emphasis on materials related to Southern California.

California Historical Society CHS is the state's official historical society. Its mission is "to engage the public's interest and participation in collecting, preserving, and presenting art, artifacts, and written materials relevant to the history of California, and to support historical research, publication, and educational activities".
 · California Cultural Directory A directory, organized by county, listing close to 1,000 cultural and historical institutions in California, including libraries, museums, and educational institutions.

San Fernando Valley History Digital Library From California State University Northridge. Provides access to "historically significant documents, manuscripts, photographs and related graphic materials from public and private collections in the San Fernando Valley."


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