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History203: Nations, States, and Violence: Primary Sources


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Once you find something that looks good, request it through InterLibrary Loan.

More Primary Sources

Collected/Published Works

Including these keywords in your search can help you find primary source material:

  • diaries
  • journals
  • sources
  • personal narratives
  • correspondence
  • letters
  • interviews
  • oral histories
  • pamphlets

Also, look for these words in subject headings, and follow the subject links.

Contemporary Publications

Pamphlets / Newsletters / Newspapers


  • Google Books makes all pre-1923 books available for download.

Government Records/Documents

The U.S. government is one of the most prolific publishers in the world. Nearly every aspect of life is touched by government activity, and it is a publisher of all types of materials (statistics; reports; legislation; etc).

Subject Guide

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Rebecca Seipp
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MSIS, Information Science
The University of Texas at Austin
BA, History
Southwestern University

Who might be interested in your topic?

Think about:

  • Local libraries (public or academic)
  • Historical societies
  • Library of Congress: American Memory project

Visit their home pages. Have they digitized materials? If they haven't digitized, have they published Finding Aids (which give you a good sense of what materials are contained in their collections)?