Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

HI/LA 297A Into the Archive: The Politics and Practice of Archival Research

JanPlan 2018 (Instructor: Jessica Mack)

Colby Library Guides: Latin American Studies

Includes primary source material from these archives and collections.

  • Sabin Americana (1500-1926)
  • Salalm
  • Center for Research Libraries
  • Princeton University Libraries Latin American Microfilm Collection
  • Princeton University Digital Archive
  • Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)
  • Hathi Trust
  • Historical newspapers and magazines
  • and other regional collections

LANIC: Archives & Digitized Collections in the U.S. & Latin America

Primary & Secondary Sources

Primary Sources - Documents & artifacts created at or near the time of an event. The memories and recollections of people who experienced or witnessed the event are also primary sources. Examples include:

  • Diaries/Journals
  • Letters/Correspondence
  • Interviews/Oral histories
  • Witness/Eyewitness accounts
  • Personal narratives
  • Official records (government documents, business records, organizational reports, etc.)
  • Newspaper or magazine articles written at the time

Secondary Sources - Writings after the fact by people who did not experience the event. This includes the scholarly analysis found in journal articles.

Research & Instruction Librarian - Global & Latin American Studies

Laine Thielstrom's picture
Laine Thielstrom
Contact:
esthiels@colby.edu

Contact me by email or chat (send me a Google Hangouts invite). Or let's talk about your research or information need on Google Meet or Zoom!
Colby College on Twitter Colby College on Facebook Colby College on YouTube Colby College on Vimeo Colby College RSS Feed Search Previous Next