text including all images and maps of Harper's Weekly Magazine, 1857-1865.
You can search by keyword in the "Index" or by occupation.
and 19th century newspapers in the University of Arizona Library
listing of all 18th and 19th century American newspapers, including
the dates the library owns and the microfilm or microfiche call number.
All of these newspapers are located on the 1st floor of the Main Library.
Century Masterfile (Poole's Plus)
An index which identifies
where articles were published by topic in
19th century magazines, the New York Times and several other newspapers.
After searching this index, go to the library's catalog, look up the
magazine's title and find the call number for the magazine in the
library. When searching 19th Century Masterfile, remember to think
about what terms were used in the 19th century. e.g. "Negro"
for "Black" or "African American."
collections of 19th century magazines and newspapers.
The American South
Includes personal stories from the colonial period to the end of the
War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the
Union and Confederate Armies
A massive collection of records including reports for
the various military units, letters, newspaper accounts, decscription
of battles and preparations for battles that is fully searchable.
The UA library has paper copies of this also (if you prefer) at W45.5
Government Documents in 130 volumes.
Unrest in Camilla Georgia: Reconstruction, Republicanism and Race,
Documentary material about a riot against reconstruction activities.
Civil War Collection
American Women's Letters and Diaries, Colonial to 1950
This file is searchable by date, topic, and name.
of African Americans from the 19th Century
: documents for the study of American history
Full-text of famous speeches and proclimations.
Organized by historical period - see Civil War, Reconstruction and
The role of the railroads in protecting, promoting,
and selling Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks.
Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
of the Shadow
Wonderful site containing maps, letters, diaries,
and other primary sources from the Civil War period from two adjoining
counties - one in Pennsylvania and one in Virginia. You can compare
and contrast life in the North and life in the South.
and the Fredman's Aid Movement, 1863-1870
Articles from Secondary Sources (good for background and lists of
History & Life
An excellent source for finding articles about
American history. In some cases there are links to full text of the
articles. In other cases, you will need to find the journal in the
UA library by looking up the journal title in the catalog.
Writings by Important People in the Catalog
For items written by someone, search the catalog for the person's
name as an author.
For example: To find letters, and diaries and other items written
by Robert E. Lee,