We've designed this site
around the process of using primary sources for delving into the past. You'll
find lots of examples, guidance, and rare primary sources.
- Our centerpiece is Martha
Ballard's diary, all 27 years of it, handwritten and transcribed.
Explore randomly to your heart's content or use the search engine to
locate specific entries.
- Our Archive
of Primary Sources about early America and Martha Ballard is a unique
collection you can't find in any one physical place.
- The History
Toolkit is full of research tips and forms that will show you what
you need to know to use specific kinds of documents and sources.