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HIST 3670 U.S. Home Front In WWII: Finding Primary Sources

DU Special Collections and Archives

Historical Newspapers

Using Books as Primary Sources

Books that contain letters, diaries, or writing from the time period can be useful primary sources.  To find books that contain primary source material on World War II, use the search box below to search the library catalog.  In addition to your topic, add terms to indicate primary sources such as memoirs, diaries, letters or correspondence, personal narratives, or oral histories.


Historical Popular Magazines

Locating Documents in Databases and Websites

To find additional primary source documents online, try searching NARA or the Library of Congress.  You may also try searching through magazines at the Main Library that were published during World War II.

Finding Government Publications