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Overview of American and World history resources.

Primary Materials

In the fields of history and women's studies, you will often have to work with primary documents.  These are documents and texts that were created at the time historical events took place.

Primary Documents are used in Women's Studies to understand women's experiences through their own writing. Primary materials can include:

  • diaries
  • letters
  • articles written by women during the time period of interest
  • interviews with women
  • transcripts of speeches
  • historical documents by/about women

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