AMST 339: The Long 1960s in Native America

Biographical Information

Primary Archival Sources

What is a Primary Source?

  • Primary sources can be documents, artifacts or recordings.
  • There are many examples of primary sources including correspondence that are available to you through the University Libraries, particularly Wilson Library.
  • Many (but certainly not all!) primary sources are unpublished.

Image: Wilson Library Collections, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Searching the UNC Catalog for Primary Sources

When you search the library catalog, begin with a simple keyword search to identify one or more relevant resources. Keyword terms used to find primary sources can include:

- Personal narratives - Diaries
- Correspondence         - Letters
- Interviews                            - Autobiography
- Memoirs - Maps
- Pamphlets - Speeches
- Sources - Archives
- Archival Resources  


Examples of keyword searches might look like:

indians of north america -- history -- sources

Indians of north america -- interviews

Indigenous peoples -- United States -- Social conditions -- Sources

What is in this guide?

This guide is created to help you complete your Wikipedia Research Project for AMST 339.

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