Archives Unbound

San Jose Public Library brings you a resource that offers online access to archival collections covering topics of importance to U.S. and California history. Archives Unbound addresses students and researchers’ needs to see primary, unpublished archival documents. Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of students.

All you need is your library card and PIN. If you don’t have a library card, you can sign up online for free.

Having access to variety collections in many categories including:

  • African American Studies
  • Business History
  • Colonial U.S. History
  • County and Regional History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Social History
  • Women’s Studies
  • and much more!

You can do a general search and search within results.

You can view documents including newspapers, manuscripts and monographs.

Create an account to save items of interest in your own folder.