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History: Latin American History

Primary Sources for Latin America

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Keep in mind that as you begin to develop a specific research topic there may be more pertinent primary source archives for you to utilize. The resources below are just jumping off points.


General Primary Sources


Art and Music Collections


See the Primary Sources page to gain a better understanding of what a primary source is.

Historical Newspapers via Sarah Lawrence College Library

Additional Historical Newspaper Resources

Suggested Databases

Librarian Tip: When searching for names of people and/or places be sure to include alternative spellings to capture all pertinent results. Additionally, if searching across multiple languages think about how different languages refer to the person, place, or thing and utilize all terms. 

Subjects & Keywords

There are a multitude of Subject Terms you might want to use depending on your topic, but here are a few to get you started.

Examples of specific groups, classes, cultures Subject Headings: 

Examples of specific time periods Subject Headings:


See our Keyword and Subject Searching box (on this guide) for more information.