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Exhibit: American Originals
The original documents of the United States government--those that have been identified as having permanent value--are preserved and made available to the public by the National Archives

The Emancipation Proclamation
The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."

Apollo 11 Flight Plan
The flight plan describes tasks to be done 102 to 103 hours into the flight...

The Marshall Plan
As the war-torn nations of Europe faced famine and economic crisis in the wake of World War II, the United States proposed to rebuild the continent in the interest of political sta

Exhibit: President George Washington's Inaugural Address
President George Washington's Inaugural Address

Selected Views of the Statue of Liberty - Library of Congress
Selected illustrations from the holdings of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division on the subject of the Statue of Liberty

Exhibit: Nixon and Watergate
National Archives and Records Administration, Richard M. Nixon's letter resigning the Presidency.

The North Atlantic Treaty
This alliance created a military and political complement to the Marshall Plan for European economic recovery..

Japanese Surrender Document
That morning, on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, the Japanese envoys Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu..

United Kingdom -- Primary Documents

EuroDocs: Western European Primary Historical Documents
The following links connect to Western European mainly primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.

The Avalon Project : Pre 18th Century Documents
A great resource for historical pre 18th century documents.

WPA Life Histories--Home Page
The American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936 - 1940, collection contains typescript interviews from the Federal Writers' Folklore Project offering the recollections of Americans from many walks of life.

Britannia: Sources of British History
magna carta

The Avalon Project : 20th Century Documents
20th century documents. A great resource for all historical documents.

Exhibit: Magna Carta
Exhibit: Magna Carta