Primary Resources at Raether Library
Imperialism : a history in documents
Call Number: 325.32 Smi
Historical documents help trace the development of imperial growth throughout the world.
Milestone documents in American history. exploring the primary sources that shaped America
Call Number: REF 973 Mil
This multi-volume set covers a variety of primary source documents from 1763 - 2003.
We Were There, Too!
Call Number: 973 Hoo
What is a Primary Resource?
A primary source is a document, speech, or other sort of evidence written, created or otherwise produced during the time under study. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event.
Original DocumentsAutobiographies, diaries, e-mail, interviews, letters, minutes, news film footage, official records, photographs, raw research data, speeches.Creative WorksArt, drama, films, music, novels, poetry.Relics or ArtifactsBuildings, clothing, DNA, furniture, jewelry, pottery.From the University of Reno in Reno, Nevada.