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Historic Newspapers (Often solid as primary sources)

Broad Content: Kennedy Primary Source Databases

African Americans: Kennedy Primary Source Databases

Indigenous Peoples and Native Americans: Kennedy Primary Source Databases

Asian Americans: Kennedy Primary Source Databases

Latinx Americans: Kennedy Databases

In addition to the above Chicano Database, Kennedy Library is currently scouting primary source databases providing access to Latinx voices and experiences.  

Find Older Magazines via Google Books

Primary Sources - Diaries, Letters, Journals, Memoirs

Use your search terms and include another term,  such as


Japanese americans   internment

and then one of the following



"personal narratives"


If you find one good book this way, click on the subject heading lower down on its record and see what  you find.