The Library of Congress has been digitizing its most unique and rare materials since the 1990s. There are many rich resources that researchers can now access online and this page focuses on the most useful of these collections for information about Native peoples.
The following special collections, arranged alphabetically, may be of interest to researchers looking into Native peoples, history and culture. Please note this list is not comprehensive, but intended to highlight collections which might be particularly fruitful for research.
The Rare Book and Special Collections Division holds a number of related collections in addition to those identified below, which can be found by searching the Library of Congress Online Catalog.
Some items from the collections listed below are available online. Links to digitized material will be included in the catalog records of each item, where available. Researchers can also search the library's digital collections by using the search box on the Library's loc.gov homepage using collection titles and keywords. You can also view a page showing all of the Library's Digital Collections.
Use the "General Search Strategies" page of this guide for additional guidance on searching for related material in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division and secondary sources from the Library's general collections.
Contact reference staff through our Ask A Librarian service with any additional questions.