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Gender and Sexuality Studies

Examples of Primary Sources

  • diaries, journals, and ship's logs
  • novels, poetry and plays
  • letters and memos
  • speeches and interviews
  • autobiographies and memoirs
  • organization records
  • original documents e.g. birth certificates, trial transcripts
  • government records
  • case law, legislation, regulations, constitutions
  • audio and video recordings
  • oral histories (any format)
  • photographs and slides
  • artifacts (e.g. painting, furniture)
  • creative art works, literature
  • research data
  • a journal article reporting NEW research or findings
  • newspaper advertisements and reportage and editorial/opinion pieces

Primary Source Databases