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Research Guides@Tufts


US Primary Source Collections

Below are primary source collections in library databases and on the web. These collections include speeches, original news accounts, pamphlets, ephemera, and much, much more.

British Primary Source Collections

Global Primary Source Collections

Locating Specific Publications

If you want to see how a specific publication covered a historical event, the best way is to check for the title of the periodical in JumboSearch.  We also subscribe to several digitized archives of important periodicals, which you can find here.

Locating Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections at Tufts:

Use JumboSearch to find books in our special collections.   You may also want to search the Tufts Digital Library for digitized collections of open access materials created at Tufts.

Following are some additional resources that can help you to locate Special Collections in other institutions.


Along with the online resources listed above, Tisch Library has an extensive collection of primary documents on microform, including Confidential U.S. State Department central files, the Princeton University Libraries Latin American microfilm collection, the papers of Queen Victoria on foreign affairs, and the Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.