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HIST 192 R (Research Seminar in Public History) Bergstrom: Primary Sources: an introduction

Research Guide for Asian American Studies 168D (Asian American History from 1965-present)

What are primary sources?

Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation. They are created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being documented. [More information] (From Yale primary sources)

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Finding Primary Sources via the Library catalog

The words listed below will help you find primary sources held in published form in the UCSB Library.

  -autobiographies
  -correspondence
  -diaries
  -journals
  -manuscripts
  -memoirs
  -pamphlets
  -personal narratives
  -sources
  -speeches, addresses etc.

For example, you might search for the keywords Japanese Americans and the subject keyword diaries.

 

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