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History : Environmental: Primary Sources

A research guide to primary and secondary sources for environmental history.

decorative images: sample primary sources

Image: Bikini Backtalk newsletter, 1947 (Donaldson Collection of Northern Pacific Ocean Radiological Surveys, 1946-1964), Landscape depicting clear cutting, Costa Rica, 1945 (UW Digital Collections), Hurricane Hugo debris site, 1989 (US Corp of Engineers Digital Library), Aldo Leopold diary, 1909 (Aldo Leopold Papers), Newsweek cover, 1986 (News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive) &  Mount Rainier National Park brochure, 1919 (National Park Service History Electronic Library) 

Major Databases

News & Magazines

News and magazine coverage can provide useful information on local environmental issues and catastrophic events. For additional newspapers see the e-Newspaper guide and regional history research guides.