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Primary Sources in Archives & Special Collections

Identifying and locating primary sources at Purdue University Archives and Special Collections and Beyond

Archival Materials Not Found at Purdue

The following databases are useful for locating archival materials outside of Purdue:

Other useful places to search for archival materials include local historical societies, state archives, and research libraries. Examples of these types of repositories include:

Local Historical Societies:

State Archives:

Research Libraries: 

If you are not sure where to start with your archival research, it is always helpful to speak with an archivist who can assist you in locating materials pertaining to your research needs.