To find books that contain significant amounts of primary source material construct a search adding one of the following terms to your basic subject:
sources | letters | correspondence | diary | documents | interview | photographs | manuscript | speeches
Special Collections holds the library’s rare books and archival collections, including a sizeable Texana collection, books related to the history of Texas. Use the search box on the Special Collections site to find materials.
There are several archives in the immediate area that provide researchers access to rich collections of material. Prominent among these are:
Kaiser Index to Black Resources, 1948-1986 (Research Commons Reference collection)
New York Times Index, 1851 - 2008 (Periodicals area), Online
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, 1802-1906 (Research Commons Reference collection)
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 1905 - 2008 (Research Commons Reference collection)