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American Studies: Primary Sources

This guide presents an introduction to library resources for American Studies.


This page provides access to selected primary source collections, organized by time period. Primary sources are original materials that document an era or event, created by someone who witnessed or lived through it. Examples include letters, diaries, photographs, manuscripts, magazines, and newspapers. Additional subject specific guides are linked at the top of this page and in the left hand box below.

Selected Internet Sources - Texts & Media

Many archives make their primary source documents available freely online. See especially the following:

Related Research Guides at UA Libraries:

Document Collections by Time Period

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