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HUMN 4053: Digital Women's History

What Are Primary Sources?

Primary source materials provide "eyewitness" accounts of a particular person, era, or event that is under study.  Such materials may include books, maps, diaries, manuscripts, letters, artwork, contemporary newspaper articles, advertising, photographs, films, and recordings.  

Primary Sources - Wentworth Library

Large Digital Repositories - Non-Library External Sources

One option is to begin looking for primary materials in digital collections. 

Specialized Open Access Primary Source Collections - Non-Library External Sources

Government Resources and Historical Societies