A primary source is an item that provides a perspective on an event from the time that the event happened, such as a newspaper article, letter, journal entry, or a photograph. Primary sources can take many forms, depending on your discipline and your assignment. The links on this page will connect you to more resources for finding different types of primary sources at University of Alabama Libraries.
University of Alabama is home to several collections of rare and historic materials, covering everything from the history and culture of the American South to African American history to cookbooks and comic books. Explore the guides below for more information about the materials and how to use them.