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Politics and Sex: Primary Sources

What is a primary source?

Primary sources are original materials or artifacts created during the time period under study. Different disciplines may have varied defintions of primary sources.

To find primary sources in the Cheng Library Online Catalog, consider using the following terms in combination with your topic

  • Letters or correspondence
  • Personal Narratives
  • Documents or documentary
  • Interviews
  • Diaries
  • Autobiography

Many archives and special collections offer online access to selected primary sources. Other types of primary sources include news articles from a specific time period, journal articles presenting original research, recordings.

Selected Primary Sources