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Latinx Studies

A guide for those interested in the literature, history, and culture of Latinos in the United States.

introduction

A primary source is an original source of information, written or created during the time period under study. Primary sources may include:

  • Memoirs, diaries, letters, interviews and other first-person accounts
  • Manuscripts
  • Speeches
  • Oral testimony
  • Official publications, government documents, court reports and police records
  • Newspaper and magazine articles from the period under study
  • Paintings or photographs
  • Film footage
  • Print and television advertising
  • Creative works such as music, poetry, art

Digitized Primary Sources

Oral History

Exploring Primary Sources