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History 200: Primary Sources: In-class Activity

Primary Sources in Library Collections (Print, Digital, and Archival)

For a portion of this library session, we will be working with a curated list of primary sources chosen from large-scale digital collections that Collins Library owns or provides access to.  The spreadsheet is located here: and you will need to be logged in to the University of Puget Sound Google Suite to access it.

Part A:  As a group, we will be working with the selection from the Fannie Lou Hamer collection.

Part B:  Individual work:

1) Skim through the list to see the dates, topics, and material types of the sources.  Identify three sources that you might wish to explore more closely.

2) Choose one of the sources and spend about five minutes with it.  What is especially interesting or intriguing to you about it?  What kinds of questions do you have about it?

3)  Identify at least two or three directions where you might take your investigation.


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