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 scholarly journal articles and book chapters about the humanities and social science topics. Also find primary sources by choosing primary sources (serials, documents, books and images) fom the search results page.
Smithsonian collections from museums, archives, libraries, and research units relating to areas for Art & Design, History & Culture, and Science & Technology. Includes images, videos, audio files, podcasts, blog posts and electronic journals.
Find Primary Sources from Open Access Collections
Another option to find objects is to examine smaller, specialized collections