Directories of Primary Sources
Repositories of Primary Sources
A directory of over 5,000 listings of repositories, organized geographically and maintained by the University of Idaho.
National Union Catalogue of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)
Catalog records maintained by the Library of Congress.
National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. Federal agency responsible for Federal records; includes the Archival Research Catalog for searching holdings nationwide, and Access to Archival Databases (AAD), which allows searches of NARA's most popular electronic records.
UNESCO Archives Portal
An international directory of archival repositories, organized by subject area, repository type, etc.
How To Use Primary Sources
Finding Historical Primary Sources (UC Berkeley)
Using Primary Sources on the Web
From the History Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA).
How to Use Primary Sources (Library of Congress)