January 22, 2022

Recommended Web Resources: Freely Available Digital Collections Of Presidential Documents

The February 2018 issue (Vol. 79 No.2) issue of C&RL News includes an annotated collection of “freely available digital collections of presidential documents.”


Lisa DeLuca
Seton Hall University


This article highlights the breadth of freely available digital collections of presidential documents. These repositories are excellent resources for presidential, political science, history, and foreign relations research. From the resources listed in this article, librarians can choose multiple starting points for student and faculty research inquiries for primary and secondary sources that include handwritten documents by the founding fathers, interview transcriptions, digitized documents, and photographs, to name a few. This article does not contain public opinion, election, or media content sources, which are an important component of presidential research.

Resources are Organized into the Following Categories:

  • U.S. Government Resources
  • Academic/Private Sources
  • Foreign Relations/Declassified Documents

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