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Ethnic Studies: Primary Sources

Using Primary Sources for Ethnic Studies Research

  • What was the health care like on early Native American reservations? 
  • Did people in Japanese internment camps write letters to their families and friends?

These and other questions can be answered by looking at primary documents. On this page, you will find:

  • Lists of primary source materials (left column) 
  • Basic definitions of types of primary sources (slideshow on right) that can be found at ECU, with links

Links to Primary Documents in Ethnic Studies

Looking for documents, art, diaries, correspondence, or other primary documents about a certain population? 

Search these curated lists of links from the University of California-San Diego. 

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