HST 301: The Craft of History--Dr. Harsanyi: Primary Resources

This course presents a “study of history as a scholarly discipline with emphasis given to historical theory, concepts, methodology, fields, and the history of historical thinking and writing.” URL: https://libguides.cmich.edu/c.php?g=134270

General Archival Resources

Newspaper Archives--Examples

Statistical Resources--Examples

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Broadcasting , Cinema Studies , Foreign Languages , History , Journalism , Museum Studies , Religion

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What Are Primary Resources?

"Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, documents produced by government agencies such as Congress or the Office of the President, photographs, audio recordings, moving pictures or video recordings, research data, and objects or artifacts such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons. These sources serve as the raw material to interpret the past, and when they are used along with previous interpretations by historians, they provide the resources necessary for historical research."--Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association.

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