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HIST 112 (Donaldson): U.S. History Primary Sources

Images, Audio and Videos
Options for finding a wide variety of multimedia primary sources in U.S. history.

Historical Newspapers
Search for news articles from both mainstream and African American newspapers from around the country. 

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  • Limit the date range to the time period you're researching
  • Think about words that would have been used at the time, rather than modern terminology
    • Ex. PTSD (now) v. "shell shock" for WWI veterans

Databases:

Topical Collections
These curated collections focus on the history of different groups and social movements.

Periodicals and Other Primary Sources
Find a variety of primary source types including magazines, public opinion poll data, and other documents.

Local and State History Resources
Browse or search these primary source collections related to the history of Columbia and South Carolina.