University Archives is the repository for historical records of the University of Washington community. A wide range of primary source material relating to the administrative, academic, legal, fiscal, social and cultural interaction of individuals, departments and programs of the University since 1861 can be found here. Some materials online, flyers and the like will probably require an inquiry in the basement of Suzzallo Library.
Finding Secondary Sources
You will need to gather information related to social, political, cultural, or ideological changes within the discourse group creating your chosen genre; or impacting your community from outside. Establish a connection between these changes and those you observe in instances of your genre.