Primary sources are documents that were recorded or written down at the time an event occurred. Primary sources can include diaries, letters, speeches, photographs, newspaper articles, government documents, and much more.
To find primary sources that are part of materials owned at Macalester (and other libraries), you can use a keyword search in the library catalog adding selected terminology such as archives, correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, personal narratives, personnel records, or other phrases such as "records and correspondence," or "notebooks, sketchbooks, etc."
Subscription and Open Access Online Collections and Finding Aids
These materials and others may be viewed by making an appointment with Archives and Special Collections.