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Native American Studies: Primary Sources and Archival materials

Primary sources at UCSB

The California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA)

The California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, also known as CEMA, is a division of the Special Collections Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara Library. CEMA is a permanent program that advances scholarship in ethnic studies through its varied collections of primary research materials. CEMA Collections

Digitized Collections and Finding Aids

These resources contain primary and archival sources from libraries and archival institutions in California including Calisphere, Online Archive of California, and UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive.

Digital Archives

What are Primary Sources?

Primary sources are documents or materials that were produced during or near the time an event occurred. They are the creator's thoughts or observations which have not been analyzed or interpreted by others.  Primary sources in literature may include materials such as:

diaries and journals
newspaper articles
literary works