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An Introduction to Primary Sources for Undergraduates

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Isabel Gonzalez-Smith

on 8 October 2012

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Isabel Gonzalez An Introduction to Primary Sources for Undergraduates What is a primary source? Original materials that contain firsthand accounts or evidence of events originally created during the time period of those events or later recalled by an eyewitness. Maps Other types of
primary sources... newspaper articles
field recordings
oral history interviews
film footage
government records
official organization records
rare books
electronic records Letters Photographs Records Interpret Images: Seven Settlements-Database of Photos (UIC)
Puerto Rican Cultural Center Collection (UIC)
Cook County Forest Preserve Photographs (UIC)
Metropolitan Planning Council, 1934-2000 (UIC) How do I find primary sources? libraries, museums, historical societies, special collections, archives:

reference staff
library catalogs
digital collections
finding aids (archives)
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