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HIST 228: Civil Rights and Black Power

Professor Rebecca Brüeckmann -- winter 2024

Content Note

Note: Digitized primary sources often contain harmful language when referencing marginalized groups of people, and the search tools almost always require that researchers use the terminology of the original authors in order to bring back relevant search results. This can make the research process quite painful. Please feel free to reach out to me or to your professor for assistance navigating this research process.

What is a primary source?

There is no one type of thing that is a primary source. Depending on your particular research a primary source might include...

autobiographies, published scholarly journals, newspapers, archival collections of letters, personal diaries, photographs, videos, interviews, pamphlets, or artwork

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Newspapers & Journals

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History Primary Source Databases

Internet Resources

Archival Materials


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Search Tip for Primary Sources

Some search terms are more likely to help you discover primary sources within Catalyst (or WorldCat). For example, here are some SUBJECT terms that work well in these searches:
correspondence, diaries, interviews, pamphlets, periodicals, personal narratives, and sources.