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HIST 362: Baseball and American History: Primary Sources

Newspaper Collections

To learn more about doing research with newspapers, consult our Finding News Stories guide.

Records, Papers, Archives

The Libraries offer many primary source documents, in a variety of formats.

Many digitized collections can be found on the History databases page.

For materials relating to Southern, North Carolina, and University history, visit our Wilson Special Collections Library.  Plus, many of these materials have been digitized.

You can also search the online catalog for primary sources, using words such as: personal narratives, autobiographies, diaries, letters, records, sources, interviews, archives, or archival sources:

Open access web sites are also available, such as the Library of Congress Digital Collections. Many other research libraries have digitized collections that can be found using Google!

NYT Academic Pass

(Students Only) All UNC Chapel Hill students now have full, year-round access to The New York Times, including smartphone, tablet, and browser access, thanks to a sponsorship from the University Library. For app downloads, visit