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History: Primary Sources

How to locate primary resources for historical research at the University of Oklahoma Libraries.

Resources from the Western History Association

In June 2020, librarians and archivists from the Western History Association held a webinar to assist graduate students with research during the COVID pandemic. 

Public Opinion Polls for Historians

Guide created by librarian at Princeton University. Contact me for questions about OU's holdings/subscriptions.

Frequently Used Sites

Materials @ Other Institutions

If you want to see what archival and manuscript materials other institutions hold, try these databases:
Western (U.S.) Archives

Directories of Digital Collections

Many libraries and other institutions have digitized resources on the internet. See these sites for directories of these resources.
Or, try a search in Google with the phrase "digital collections" (including the quotation marks)
and keywords that describe your topic.

Government Documents (United States)