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HIST 263 Global History of Food (Fleischman)

Primary Sources

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For historical research, the phrase "primary sources" refers to items that were created at the time an event occurred usually by direct observers or participants. Primary sources are not limited to traditional text-based documents such as newspaper articles and journal entries; photographs, posters, audio recordings, video clips, books, and more can all serve as primary sources if they are used as evidence of the time in which they were created. It's not about the source's about how the source is used for your research.

This page contains the following sections:

    Digital Collections

    Advertisements and Propaganda

    Cookbooks and Menus



    Historical Documents and Publications

    Newspapers and Magazines

    Oral Histories

    Plantation Records