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The Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina

Finding Primary Sources
in the Catalog

Books may contain primary sources. Try adding terms like these to your catalog keyword searches:

  • correspondence   
  • diaries  
  • "personal narratives"   
  • sources

Historical persons may be authors: King, Martin Luther, Jr.

Their writings may be collected as "The Papers of ..."

Primary Sources in Books

Online Access to Government Documents

These Clemson Libraries databases provide the full text of important historical records:

as Primary Sources

Our library has bound volumes/microfilm of many magazines dating back to the late 19th century.

Search for articles using these indexes (they generally don't include the full text of articles, but may link to other sources):

Newspapers as Primary Sources

Historic Maps, Images, and Statistics Online

Notable Free Internet Sources for Primary Documents

National archives, libraries, agencies & many other organizations publish primary source documents, images, sound & video files, etc.: