Digital History Website
Check out the Digital History website from the University of Houston--a great source for all types of artifacts.
Library of Congress Historical Newspapers
Historical newspapers until 1922
Why only until 1922?
In 1998, a copyright law was passed that said that the longest time a work can be copyrighted is 75 years. So in 1998, everything published before 1923 entered the publich domain, which means the public can use it without worrying about violating copyright laws. You still have to cite it, though!
Great databases for this project
Test Drive Gale U.S. History in Context
First, try the Browse Topics search option.
Then browse for something related to your topic. If there isn't anything, try your decade.
From the topic page, browse all the different resources! Click the type of resource to see all the results.
You can also do a basic keyword search any time you see the white bar!
Don't forget to log into Easybib
and then cite your sources in Gale!