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History - HSTA 200 (U.S. Immigration) : Primary Resources

This research guide will assist students in HSTA 200: Historian as Detective (U.S. Immigration), Rachael De La Cruz. The information in this guide aides researchers as they dive into the history of immigration in the US.

Primary Resources

The Library has access to many history databases, including digital archives with primary source material. History databases can be found under the "history" database guide located here.

Helpful Resources

Landing at Ellis Island

Landing at Ellis Island

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Oral History Information & Resources

Newspapers - Access Through the Library!

A Note on Newspapers - Newspaper articles can be used as Primary or Secondary Resources depending on the context! Think about if the articles were written for a historical prospective, or as media coverage at the time. If you need clarification, just ask!