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Starting Points: Finding Primary Sources
This guide features links to digitized archival materials, help finding primary sources in books & videos, and lists of Teaching Collections in UT Special Collections.
Use the tabs above to find primary sources organized by topic.
Below are a few good starting points, with digitized collections covering a wide range of topics:
For materials in UT Special Collections, use this guide to find digitized UT materials, or consider the Special Collections Teaching Collections. The Teaching Collections are specially designed to support 102 classes wishing to use physical items from Special Collections. Teaching Collections topics cover: U.S. Civil War, World War II, Appalachia and the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville and East Tennessee History, UT Student Life, and the Baker Center's Modern Political Archives. Find out more about UT's Special Collections Teaching Collections at the bottom of their instruction page.
About the Guide
If you have questions or comments about this guide, contact Rachel Radom.
What is a Primary Source?