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Primary Sources (History): Home

This guide is an organized gateway to primary source materials that are available through the Delgado Library (print and electronic), as well as from a number of other institutions that have shared their primary source collections online.



"Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form for memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, documents produced by government agencies such as Congress and the Office of the President, photographs, audio recordings, moving pictures or video recordings, research data, and objects and artifacts such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons. These sources serve as the raw material to interpret the past, and when they are used along with previous interpretations by historians, they provide the resources necessary for historical research." --RUSA 

This guide presents selects tools for finding primary sources in Delgado's Library collections and elsewhere. Please see the History Department's website for more information.

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