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Primary Sources

A primary source is usually a record made at the time of an event by participants or by firsthand observers. This page has information on resources to help you find different types of primary source material for this class, including

Also see the full primary source guide for a more complete list of resources.

Books and More

Government and Legal Publications

The University of Oklahoma's Government Documents Collection is now in storage, but items may still be retrieved via Sooner Xpress. Contact the Government Documents Librarian, Jeffrey Wilhite, and see his research guides.
The Donald E. Pray Law Library  is open to main campus students, and many (but not all) of its online resources are also available with a main campus OUNetID. See this page for all Law Library research guides, this one for resources related to the Supreme Court of the United States. Contact their Reference Desk at (405) 325-5268 or email them at
Also see this guide on locating court records, briefs, and oral arguments from Yale University.

Check Secondary Sources!

 A great way to find primary sources is to check the bibliographies, footnotes, endnotes, etc. of the secondary sources that you find.
Articles and books written by historians should cite primary sources, many of which may be available at OU's library, another library through our interlibrary loan service, or even on the open internet.

Newspapers and Magazines