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Historical primary sources online: Historical imprints, books & government publications

Multipart guide to VT Libraries' many digital archives, whether based on types of sources or thematic collections.

What's on this page

This page includes boxes for historical imprints and maps, historical public documents, and collections of digitized historical books.

Historical imprints (mostly US) and maps in full page image

Public documents (mostly US)


Our most important resource for provides thematic collections documenting the work of the US government's legislative, executive, administrative and judicial bodies, selective public law materials from the UK and Canada, and historical and recent legal scholarship.

AM Explorer

Cross-searches the UK and US government document collections, among others, from Adam Matthew Digital.

Collections of historical books