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History of Women in the US - HIST 250

This guide will help you complete your assignment for HIST 250.

Primary Source Documents

What are primary source documents?

-Written by a person from a specifc time period

-Written by the person you are writing about

-Written during the time period (think historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, etc.)

-Speeches that were given

-An image, photograph, painting, advertisement, piece of music from the time period.

Where can we find primary source documents?

-National Records and Administration & Records Administration (AKA National Archives)

-Library of Congress (many, many different applications of use)

-Library of Congress Primary Source Sets

-Library of Congress American Memory Timeline

-Library of Congress Chronicling America

-Library databases (see below)



You can use images as primary sources. Where can you find good, reliable, and accurate images?