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ENGL 234: American Literature & Culture: Hamilton

This guide supports further research into Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical masterpiece, 'Hamilton'.

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Library of Congress Subject Headings are also quite useful for discovering primary sources. The following subheadings usually are added to indicate that the material is a primary source: sources, personal narratives, correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, "early works to 1800" or notebooks.  Once you've discovered the subject heading for secondary sources, try adding one of the primary source subheadings to see what you find.  Here's an example:

Secondary source subject heading: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Primary source subject heading: United States -- History -- Revolution,  1775-1783 -- Sources

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Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections

The Archives & Special Collections collects, preserves, and makes available primary source material for the research and teaching use of our students, faculty, and staff. In addition to documenting life at the University, the collections represent regional, national and international issues. 

If you would like assistance researching primary sources in A&SC, please contact

Archives & Special Collections Hours

The Archives & Special Collections is located on the second floor of the Collins Memorial Library.

Set up an appointment: We are open to researchers by appointment Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. To make an appointment, email or book online

We look forward to assisting you!