United States History in the Institute of Historical Research Library

About the United States collection

This is a significant collection of printed primary sources covering the United States from Independence. Its highlights include bibliography, administrative records, Presidential papers, and an extensive amount of letters, transatlantic correspondence, journals and diaries written by individuals throughout different influential time periods. In addition, the collection includes resources on individual states and a considerable amount of travel writing and exploration diaries. Another highlight of the collection is personal narratives written during wartime, including Civil War diaries experienced from the home-front.  

The collection is divided broadly into the following categories:

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