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Primary Sources

Learn about primary sources and discover a wealth of sources in UH Special Collections and around the world.

Finding Digital and Audiovisual Primary Sources

Both the UH Digital Library and the UH Audio/Video Repository contain primary source material. Some of the material is digitized from original documents, photographs, audiotapes, and videotapes. Other material is born digital, that is, it was originally created in an electronic format. (Definition from the Society of American Archivists Glossary). The UH Digital Library also contains some material that could be considered secondary sources, such as books and pamphlets. 


UH Digital Library

The UH Libraries are currently transitioning to the new Digital Collections website from the old Digital Library website. Please follow both links to see the complete digital collections of primary source materials. (Updated May 5, 2021).

Audio/Video Repository