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ENG 201: The Harlem Renaissance

Dr. Bucher

What are primary sources?

Primary sources were either created during the time period being studied or were created at a later date by a participant in the event being studied (as in the case of memoirs). They reflect the individual viewpoint of a participant or observer.

Types of primary sources include:

  • Magazine and newspaper articles from the period
  • Diaries
  • Memoirs and autobiographies
  • Interviews
  • Letters
  • Speeches
  • Documents produced by organizations
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The Crisis

Literary Magazines

Letters

Primary Source Collections

Newspapers