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Archives: Gilded Age & Progressive Era Collections

primary and secondary sources for American history (circa 1877 - 1917) in various collections at WashU.

Primary Sources

Please note: 

  • Most materials are not online, but can be accessed by contacting Special Collections. 
  • some listed are large collections, and further relevant items can be located by browsing the finding aids with collection descriptions (linked from the title).


African American community focused

Arts and Culture

Business and Industry

Education and Government

Social Work and Women Activists 

Primary Sources: 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis

Online Primary Sources

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