Research Guides

HIST 302: World War II as Memory & Myth: Primary Sources

A Few Tips...

- think about language; how was your topic discussed in the time and place you're studying? Use those terms to search a primary source. Consult a historical or slang dictionary if necessary

- use secondary sources to identify key primary sources -- mine the references in the footnotes and bibliographies. Book authors often have an appendix describing their primary sources

- use the Internet ArchiveHathiTrust, and Google Books to see if the primary source you want has been digitized


anti-soviet poster, 1941Propaganda Poster Collection (1914-1945)

U.S. and European posters - use date limits to restrict to WWII.

News Coverage Outside the U.S.

European Primary Sources

American Primary Sources

American News Coverage

Foreign News in Translation