Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Mexican American Studies - UTRGV Brownsville: Online Historical Primary Sources

Using Primary Sources on the Web

You can start here at the Reference and Users Services Association for information on Using Primary Sources on the Web

General Sources

Library of Congress - A good primary source site for history. The digital collections include photos, books newspapers and more. Includes American History and World History sources.

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (Library of Congress)

OEDb 250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives (Open Education Database) Contains state by state links to digital sources.

Primary Sources

Mexican/Mexican American/Latin American History

Aztec Club - database search - most complete record of Mexican War service by American officers

Bracero History Archive

Digital Archive of the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive (The University of Texas at Austin)

Military Resources: Mexican War, 1846-1848  Archives Library Information Center (ALIC) (National Archives)

Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press The University of Arizona's Border Newspapers Archive