Historians are putting documents and texts online in digital archives, reports the American Historical Association Blog. For example, the Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive includes:
. . . digital texts; a biography; quotations from the Jeffersonian Cyclopedia, Jefferson’s writings, and the Oxford English Dictionary; and special collections, which feature Muse and Confidante: The Angelica Schuyler Church Archive, Landmarks of American Nature Writing, “Arise and Build!” A Centennial Commemoration of the 1895 Rotunda Fire, and Lewis & Clark: The Maps of Exploration, 1507-1814. Read “a comprehensive documentary edition of the papers surrounding the construction of the Academical Village, Jefferson’s 19th-century architectural masterpiece at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville.” The site also offers a bibliography of other writings on the president.
Researching Brown v. Board of Education? The archives include contemporary newspaper accounts and much more.