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History: Latin America: Primary Sources

Additional resources:

Primary Sources via library catalogs

Some of the terms used in library catalogs for collections of primary source documents:

SOURCES - this is the most general term used for a collection of primary documents of various kinds, or a guide to locating primary sources. Example catalog search: united states history sources

PERSONAL NARRATIVES - a general subject heading for first-hand accounts

CORRESPONDENCE - collections of letters



ARCHIVES - This usually leads to guides or directories of archival collecrtions. Example catalog search: new york state archives




Books and articles may also reproduce primary sources, either as appendixes or within the text. And they may be excellent sources for learning about what primary sources are known to exist.

Primary sources: in Crumb Library

Primary Sources: online

Periodical Articles

In addition to the article search tools listed on the tab for "Finding Articles" - these are available for Latin American history and culture:


Crumb Library: 315-267-2485
Crane Library: 315-267-2451

Text Us! (Mon-Fri, 10 - 4): 315-277-3730

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College Libraries


SUNY Potsdam College Libraries
44 Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13617