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Finding primary sources at Kresge Library

Kresge Library has many books that contain primary sources. For example:

Race, reason, and massive resistance:
The diary of David J. Mays, 1954-1959

This is the diary of a prominent white lawyer in the South in the 1950s. The diary has been reprinted from the original.

To find such books, go to the catalog advanced search.
  1. Enter your keywords in the first box.
  2. Enter "sources" in the 2nd box, and select subject from the dropdown menu.
The second search box is highlighted, with

Here are other terms you can try, beside "sources":
  • Photography
  • Personal narratives
  • Interviews
  • Correspondence
  • Sermons
  • Diaries
  • Songs and music
  • Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
  • Facsimilies
  • Records and correspondence
  • Manuscripts

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