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What's a Primary Source?
A primary source is a document, speech, or other type of evidence written, created or otherwise produced during the time under study. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event.
Print and Microfilm
American Decades Primary Sources
3rd Floor REF E169.1 .A471977 2004
A ten-volume print collection of more than two thousand primary sources on twentieth-century American history and culture.
Main Floor--Journal Collection
McFarland Library has Life in print from Nov 1936-May 2000, when the magazine ceased it's weekly publication. The print version is a great resource not only for the high quality photojournalism, but also for the light entertainment pieces, theatre and movie reviews, and advertisements that illustrate life and lifestyles of the time.
The New York Times
This historical newspaper (1851-current) provides the user with first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Current two months are available in paper format; all previous issues are on microfilm.