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ENG 335: American Realism & Naturalism

Suggestions on 19th-century primary source resources for research on American Realism and Naturalism.

What we talk about when we talk about Primary Sources

Timelines, Chronologies & Resource Guides

Timelines, like the ones listed here, can help us see relationships between major world events and socio-cultural developments as they co-occur.

State Archives & Historical Societies

State Archives and historical societies often provide strong digital collections of primary source materials.  Here are a couple of examples, but there are many more to explore online.

Historical Newspapers

Historic Print Periodicals in Memorial Library's Collection

The historic 19th century periodicals listed here may all be found in the Bound Periodicals section of Memorial Library. The time range and topics-covered vary widely, but all pertain to the last few decades of the era.

Subscription-Only Collections of Primary Sources

A few key primary source collections:

Open-Access Primary Source Collections

Here are a few examples of significant collections of primary source materials that you can find on the open internet.