Primary sources are first-hand sources created at the time of a particular event or period.
Finding archives with sources on your topic:
Primary sources can be found online, reproduced in printed books, or in their original form in archival collections. To find out which American archives have manuscripts and records on your topic, search ArchiveGrid. See our ArchiveGrid tutorial.
Colonial and Early American
Need more newspapers? Backfiles of the Cape Cod Times, Worcester Telegram, Lowell Sun and much more, are available online to residents, employees and property owners in Massachusetts on Gale OneFile:News through the Boston Public Library (BPL). Don't have a BPL login? Learn how to sign up here.
Getting started with the history of Boston? Check out the Boston Public Library's Guide to Boston History
Of special interest:
Sportlight series: racism in Boston
Published in December 2017, in installments:
Boston Globe site: available with a personal subscription. (learn more)
Proquest: access with myNortheastern username and password