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Oklahoma Environmental History

Originally created for Dr. Brosnan's American Environmental History class Fall 2013

Primary Sources

A primary source is usually a record made at the time of an event by participants or by firsthand observers. Examples include:

  • contemporary newspaper or magazine accounts
  • government reports
  • books that contain personal writings such as diaries

See the boxes below for resources to help you find different types of primary source material.

Books and More

Newspapers and Magazines

Government Publications (Federal, State, Local)