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History of Twentieth Century Decolonization Movements: Primary Sources

Subject guide chronicling and linking to foundational literature and primary source materials examining global decolonization movements.

Online Resources

What are Primary Sources?

"Primary sources of information are those that provide first-hand accounts of the events, practices, or conditions you are researching. In general, these are documents that were created by the witnesses or first recorders of these events at about the time they occurred, and include diaries, letters, reports, photographs, creative works, financial records, memos, and newspaper articles (to name just a few types)."   ~U. of Illinois Village Site


Primary Sources

Examples of Primary Sources in Forsyth Library

Old Newspapers: The New York Times is available back to 1851 on microfilm in Forsyth Library.  You can search to find citations and some full-text articles.  For those not in full-text, use the citations to locate the article on microfilm.  Library staff members will be glad to help you find and print microfilm.

Diaries, Letters & Oral Histories 

Search the Online Catalog (example:  oral histories, etc.)