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English 362 Course Guide (Guzzetta): Primary Sources

What Is A Primary Source?

Primary Sources online module

An online tutorial about different types of primary sources

Primary Sources in Film Studies

Other Primary Sources:

  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000: "(Women and Social Movements) is intended to serve as a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1700 and 2000, the website seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The database includes more than 25,000 pages of documents pertaining to Women and Social Movements, a dictionary of social movements and organizations, a chronology of U.S. women's history, and teaching tools with lesson ideas and document-based questions related to the website's document projects."
  • ARTstor
    ARTstor is a digital image database containing approximately 400,000 images. Images are grouped into collections and represent the canon of art history (as defined by major art history survey texts) as well as specialized collections such as the MoMA Architecture and Design Collection and the Huntington Archive of Asian Art.
  • Black Studies Center : Primary resources include full runs of several historical black newspapers, photographs within text of articles, streaming video, and more.

Finding Primary Sources