New Historical Database – Colonial State Papers

Lauinger Library has subscribed to Colonial State Papers, a database created in partnership with the National Archives.

This database provides access to primary source documents from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Topics include documents about the earliest English settlements in North America, encounters with Native Americans, piracy in the Atlantic and Caribbean, the trade in slaves, and English conflicts with the Spanish and French.

The database combines two collections, Privy Council and Related Bodies: America and West Indies, Colonial Papers and the Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739.  All of the digitized documents (including hand drawn maps) have been reproduced as full color, high quality images directly from the original documents.  

Please contact a reference librarian if you need assistance with this database.

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