For this final project, you'll be curating an exhibit of primary sources from between the years 1400-1778. This guide provides suggestions on conducting research and tools to find both your primary and secondary sources.
Below is a list of primary sources that may be available on your topic.
Types of Primary Sources
These are some possible categories/formats of materials you might find. Of course, technologies available at the time of the event will determine some categories: Film newsreels are not going to be found if you are searching the Dark Ages!
Diary or diaries
Journal (not the scholarly publication, but more like a diary)
Government reports and publications
Oral history transcriptions
Image or sound file
Paintings and drawings (a high quality photograph will be acceptable)
Music recordings and videos
Oral history recordings
Toys and games
Ephemera (items created for short-term or one-time use such as flyers, brochures, ticket stubs)