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A guide to library resources for History at the University of Essex

Digitised Primary Source Collections

Primary sources provide an unfiltered view of the past and in so doing offer personal, unique and often more complex insight into the period being studied. The library gives you access to a range of digitised primary source collections, which are listed below. 

Some primary sources are also freely available online, and a selection of these are included in the Websites section of this subject guide.

General History

Political History

Social and Cultural History

Black History / Slavery

Gender and Sexuality

Holocaust Studies

World War I

African History

British History

Chinese History

U.S. History