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History: Primary Sources by Era or Topic

Databases of primary sources arranged by time period or topic

Costume history

Guides for collectors

While not technically primary sources, reference guides can help you date or identify an object; with that information, you can run more effective searches in primary source collections like the historical newspapers.

Internet Archive texts can be viewed online for up to one hour if you create a free login on the site. 

Encyclopedias and Reference

Magazines & Collections



Historical Newspapers & Periodicals


Magazines and periodicals

Archival collections that will include images and/or magazines

Object Collections

Digitized Objects

Museum collections can help you build context around the item you are researching. 

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