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You Say You Want a Revolution -- The Sixties -- HSS-REV: Primary Sources

Primary Sources in Reference Books

Types of Primary Sources

  • Autobiography
  • Diaries/Journals
  • Letters
  • Speeches
  • Government Documents
  • Magazines/Newspaper Articles
  • Manuscripts
  • Treaties

Primary Sources in Biblion

1.  Choose KEYWORD search for your topic and the type of primary source.
     For example: Kennedy, John F. and letters

2.  Choose AUTHOR search for items written by your topic.
     For example: Kennedy, John F.

Primary Sources in Library Databases

Internet Primary Sources

African American Odyssey: The Civil Rights Era – Library of Congress – Selected photos and documents on desegregation and the civil rights movement.

Cold War International History Project – Wilson Center – Materials related to the Cold War from both Eastern and Western perspectives, including biographies, pamphlets, conference proceedings, legal documents, and other primary source materials.

Documents from the Women’s Liberation Movement – Duke University – An online collection that highlights various aspects of the Women’s Liberation Movement and the radical origins of the movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

1968: The Whole World Was Watching – Brown University – An oral history project that features recollections of events and issues in 1968.

The Wars for Viet Nam: 1945 to 1975 – Vassar College – An overview of the war and numerous official documents.