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Alaska Purchase Treaty: Primary Documents in American History

Digital Collections

The Library of Congress website contains a variety of digital materials related to the U.S. purchase of Alaska from Russia, including government documents, manuscripts, maps, and newspaper articles. Provided below is a link to the home page for each relevant digital collection along with selected highlights.

America's Library

This resources on this site are designed for elementary and middle school students.

Books

A selection of highlights includes:

Historic Newspapers

A selection of highlights includes:

In addition, the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room has created a series of topics guides to the newspapers included in Chronicling America, including a guide on the U.S. purchase of Alaska and the Alaska gold rush.

Manuscripts

A selected highlight includes:

Maps

A selected highlight includes:

Meeting of Frontiers

A selection of highlights includes:

Printed Ephemera

A selected highlight includes:

Teachers Page

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