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HIST 2440: U.S. Society and Politics Since 1945

How to Google for Primary Sources

Combine these search terms with topical keywords to find primary sources from cultural heritage or educational organizations. 

primary sources

archives

special collection

library or museum

exhibition

digital exhibit

digital collection

papers or manuscripts

teacher's kit

curriculum

lesson plans

learning objects

You can also try format-specific searches, such as

account ledgers

acts

archival footage

audio

clippings

correspondence

diaries

deeds

ephemera

film / video

financial records

govt. publications

handbooks

invitations

lab notebooks

legal records

legislation

letters

maps

memoirs

menus

military orders

newspapers

oral histories

pamphlets

paintings

photographs

polls

posters

press releases

prints

reports

scrapbooks

sermons

speeches

telegraphs

treaties

tickets

wills

Adapted from a handout by Robin M. Katz [pdf]

Some Online Repositories of Primary Sources