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BIS 227: Rad Womxn in the Global South (Shayne): Digital Archives

In this guide you will find search tips and useful links to archives, articles databases, and more.

Digital archives and primary source collections

Many universities and knowledge institutions have digitized primary sources in their special collections and archives. This page includes links to archives and museums in the Pacific Northwest that may be useful for your class project. You can also find information on distinguishing primary sources from secondary sources

Digital Collections in the Pacific Northwest

Selected Digital Collections from UW Libraries

UW Libraries Digital Collections

Selected Digital Collections from Oregon State University Libraries

Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives

Includes distinctive and unique collections in our signature areas: natural resources, the history of science, university history, and Oregon's multicultural communities. These collections encompass manuscripts, archives, rare books, oral histories, photographs, ephemera, audio/visual materials, electronic and born digital records.


Selected Digital Collections from Washington State University Libraries

WSU Libraries Digital Collections

Provides access to the academic and cultural heritage of Washington State and the Palouse Region

Selected Digital Collections from University of Oregon

Special Collections and University Archives

Cultural organizations with digital collections

Museums and Historical Societies

Performances and Interviews

Vimeo and YouTube are great sources for finding performances or interviews with people you are researching.


Primary Sources vs. Secondary Sources

Newspaper articles

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Search tools to locate more archives

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Search ArchiveGrid

Includes over 5 million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With collections from over 1,000 different archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies.

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Find archival collections and primary source materials

To find more digital collections:

Try a Google search with your topic of interest and the keywords -- digital collections university --. This search will lead you to to other collections to browse.

Google Web Search

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