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BWRIT 135: Research Writing (Lin): Primary Sources

Primary Sources for Cultural Studies Research

Below, you will find just a few of the many types of primary sources you can use to inform and develop cultural studies research projects. For a more comphrensive list of UW Librarie Special Collections holdings, please refer to the Special Collections home page

Data, Maps, and Government Documents

Digitized Collections of Images

For additional databases and links to image sources, please see the Campus Library Images Research Guide.

Oral Histories

To find oral history transcripts as well as video interviews available in the Libraries, use UW Libraries Search and use the terms interviews or oral histories in conjunction with your topic. For example:

  • interviews and pike place market
  • oral histories and chinese and seattle

A selection of collectons that are available online:


There is a full list of local, national, international, and historical news sources on the Campus Library News Guide.