ArchiveGrid includes over 5 million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,000 different archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies.
WorldCat contains information from libraries around the world. When searching for primary sources in WorldCat, consider limiting your search to Archival Materials. Limits can be set in the Advanced Search and Expert Search tabs.
The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 49 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information from 2100 B.C. to the present. Includes holdings information from libraries across the world. Now includes the Library of Congress Subject Headings as its thesaurus. Includes records produced by Connextion users.
The BMRC is currently undertaking a city-wide survey of African American primary source materials collections in Chicago. While this survey is in progress (and is currently incomplete) researchers can search across preliminary descriptions of holdings from a range of Chicago respositories.