Consider using the following subheadings to identify useful primary source material: autobiographies, autobiography, campaign speeches, correspondence, diaries, interviews, personal narratives, public opinion, speeches, addresses.
Primary Sources Portals
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Contains collections of archival materials including "Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984," "James Meredith, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Integration of the University of Mississippi," "'We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death:' Freedom Riders in the South, 1961," "African America, Communists, and the National Negro Congress, 1933-1947," "Black Economic Empowerment: The National Negro Business League" and many others.
Collections vary widely by subject and include the following: Through the Camera Lens:" The Moving Picture World and the Silent Film Era Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910 Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984 Federal Response to Radicalism James Meredith, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Integration of the University of Mississippi Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees: The West's Response to Jewish Emigration Jewish Underground Resistance: The David Diamant collection Newspapers of the French Revolution, 1848 Indochina, France and the Viet Minh War, 1945-1954: Records of the US State Department, 1945-1949 Czechoslovakia from Liberation to Communist State, 1945-63: Records of the U.S. State Department Classified Files East German from Stalinization to the New Economic Policy, 1950-1963