Skip to main content

British and U.S. Primary Sources

This is a guide to American and British primary source material from ca. 1500 to the 20th century available electronically, on microform and in the Special Collections at the University of Maryland Libraries

Microform collections are a rich source of primary material

Use the History Microform Collections  and the Literature on Microform guides to identify many of the collections owned by the Libraries.   The bulk of these collections are held in McKeldin Library and can be found in McKeldin's Periodicals-Microforms Room on the 1st floor.  Most have specialized indexes and many entries include hypertext links to more complete descriptions of individual collections.