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GENG514-01: Documentary Poetics, Dr. Leslie Miller: Historical Newspapers & more

A Library Resource Guide for GENG514-01: Documentary Poetics, Dr. Leslie Miller

Historical Research Resources: UST subscriptions


U.S. Historical Newspapers

Historical European Newspapers

Digital Collections: UST Subscriptions

The digital collections below provide access to historical magazine and journal articles published in the United States and Great Britain 

Primary Sources

What is a Primary Resource?

Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence created by participants and/or observers of a historical event or time period enabling researchers to get as close to the truth of what actually happened. Often, these materials are created at the time when the events or conditions occured. However, primary sources can also include autobiographies, memoirs and oral histories that are written or recorded later. 

Primary sources are characterized by their content not their format.  Therefore, primary sources can be found in published books, on microfilm/microfiche, in digital form or in their original format.

The following types of materials are generally considered primary resources:

  • Diaries or journals
  • Letters or other manuscripts
  • Speeches and interviews
  • Photographs
  • Sound recordings
  • Video or motion picture recordings
  • Memoirs and autobiographies. 
  • Published materials from the time (books, magazine and/or newspaper articles)
  • Government documents
  • Objects and artifacts