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United States Women's History

Primary Sources at McQuade

The NOBLE catalog contains numerous primary sources in the forms of historical documents collections, as well as literature and writings contemporary of the period you are studying.

You can search for primary sources in the NOBLE catalog by adding the term "sources" to your keyword search.  For example:

  • women's suffrage AND sources

You can also search directly for works by individuals relevant to the topic you are researching. For example:

  • As a keyword search: Fannie Lou Hamer AND speeches
  • As a title search: On Lynchings
  • As an author search: Margaret Sanger

Below are a sample of some of the primary source materials available from the NOBLE libraries.

The databases linked below also provide access to various primary source documents, which can include letters and personal narratives. 

Internet Primary Resources

Personal papers and other primary source collections for these change makers are scattered throughout various libraries, colleges, and museum. Below are links to some general places you can try to search for your individual change maker.

  • Find individual collections of materials related to your specific change maker, try searching for her name followed by the word, "collections," "archive," or "sources" in Google.

‚ÄčYou will likely find links to historical societies, college/university, or library collections. Please note that while the collection description may be available online, you may not have access to individual parts of the collection digitally.