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HIS 352: Topics in the History of Women and Gender: Finding Primary Sources

Selected Books Containing Primary Source Material

This is just a sample of some books at URI containing primary source material relating to women's history. You can find more by using searching the catalog.

Memoirs, Journals, and Letters

One category of primary sources are those written by individuals at the time, describing events during their lives. These include memoirs, journals, diaries, letters, and so on.

Most catalogs (such as our catalog, Brown's JOSIAH catalog, and WorldCat) use standardized terms to describe these kinds of materials, making it easier for researchers to locate them.

Below are terms used and some example searches. To find your own: search the catalog using these terms with your topics. For example, civil war and personal narratives.

Newspapers and Magazines

Web Resources

Women's History Archives in Southern New England

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