The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of primary source materials associated with the Northwest Ordinance, including manuscripts, government documents, and broadsides. Provided below is a link to the home page for each relevant digital collection along with selected highlights.
The text of the Northwest Ordinance appears in the Journals of the Continental Congress on July 13, 1787. Additional references to passage of the Northwest Ordinance can be found in the Journals on the following dates in 1787:
The Letters of Delegates to Congress reprints a number of letters that reference the Northwest Ordinance, including the following selected highlights: