In social and historical research, primary resources include historical documents (e.g. letters, pamphlets, political tracts, manifestos), archival images, and contemporaneous newspaper and periodical articles (offering the understanding or opinion of the time).

We have a number of excellent primary source resources. Selected below are several that are relevant to women's history or to historical research, generally.

Searching primary source databases takes patience, but it is often worth the effort!


Selected Primary Sources

Historical Newspapers & Periodicals