ENGL 1260W - Literature and the Environment - Nugent

Primary Resources

A primary source is a document or other sort of evidence written or created during the time under study, or by one of the persons or organizations directly involved in the event. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event. Some types are:

Original Documents (excerpts or translations acceptable)

  • Diaries
  • Speeches
  • Letters
  • Interviews
  • News film footage
  • Autobiographies

Creative Works

  • Drama
  • Novels
  • Music
  • Art
  • Films


  • Clothes
  • Jewlery
  • Pottery

Useful Keywords When Searching for Primary Sources in the Library Catalog

Diaries     Correspondence
 Sources     Personal narratives
 20th century         Biography