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HIST 4175: Modern American History

Updated Summer 2023 for Professor Lange's class.

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.  

Find Primary Sources from Schumann Library

Find Primary Sources from Large Digital Repositories

One option is to begin looking for objects in the far ranging aggregated digital collections in the humanities and social sciences.