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HIST 5350: Frontier in American History: Databases/Finding articles

Course guide on American Frontier history

Primary Source Documents

In addition to the databases listed on the right, the library has many print materials which provide a wealth of primary sources, here are just a few-

Bexar Archives (English Translation of doucments)  If you are interested in Spanish Texas, this is a great source of information.  Learn more about this archive HEREOn behalf of the University of Texas, the Briscoe Center has digitized several thousand pages for access on the web. The Bexar Archives Online is an innovative web-based resource that features over 5,000 original documents (23,000 pages) that have been digitized from microfilm. Researchers may browse, by year, the originals and translations, or compare an original and its translation side-by-side. Full-text searching of the translations is also supported. The project received TexTreasures grants in 2009, 2010, and 2011, with funding from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Bexar Archives-1717-1836: A Name Guide

Benson Latin American Collection at UT-Austin

 

Finding articles & documents on your topic

The library has many databases dealing with historical topics. Several databases contain primary source materials from various periods of history.Some of the best ones for research on early U.S. history are-