Primary sources can be tricky to cite because they come in so many formats; some also lack easily identifiable titles, authors, or dates. If you can't find an "official" title, author, or date, you may be able to infer one based on context. See below for sample Chicago-style note citations* of primary sources from Special Collections.
*If you are doing an assignment, ask your professor which style to use. Most require similar information, but the formats vary. A few of the most common are listed below to the right, and more can be found in our Citation Guide. Below to the left are general citation resources.
New graduates of Guangren Hospital Nurse School, undated, Folder g, Box 1, Lula M. Disosway Papers (#447), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University.
Minimum Citation (for exhibits/brochures with limited space):
Lula M. Disosway Papers, Joyner Library, East Carolina University.
Objects and memorabilia:
Citations for material that we have scanned and made available in our Digital Collections should be formatted similarly to citations for the originals. They should include the url and (if required by your professor) the date you accessed the material online, rather than box or folder numbers.
New graduates of Guangren Hospital Nurse School, undated, Lula M. Disosway Papers, Digital Collections, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, accessed 4 December 2017, https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/35246.