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HISTORY 2HI3 - Historical Inquiry: Immigrants Experiences in Canada & US, 1880-1960

Primary Resources

Primary sources Original = primary = first •	Original, first-hand account of an event or time period •	Written or made during or close to the time of the event •	Original creative writing or work of art Primary sources are factual, not analysis or interpretation

Finding Primary Sources in the Catalogue

In the Library Catalogue search for your topic and include one of the following words or phrases:

  • autobiography
  • correspondence
  • description and travel
  • diaries
  • interviews
  • letters
  • personal narratives
  • public opinion
  • pictorial works
  • sources

Relevant Sources

Here are some examples of relevant resources found in the McMaster Library's Archives and Research Collection.

Websites with Primary Sources

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