Skip to main content

HIST 067: South American "Dirty Wars" and US Involvement (SC)

History 067 - Digging Through the National Security Archive: South American "Dirty Wars" and the United States Involvement (Diego Armus) Fall 2018

U.S. Government Publications

These links may be helpful for finding primary sources (produced by the US government) that aren't included in the DNSA. If you have any difficulty searching these, talk to Sarah for assistance (selichk1).

Finding Primary Sources Online

Primary sources can be such a wide range of document types, from newspaper articles to letters. There is no comprehensive website for finding them. Here are some suggested starting points.

Finding Published Primary Sources

Primary sources like letters, diaries, government reports, and other documents can sometimes be found published in books. Sometimes, documents included in published collections are translated, which can be helpful if you don't read the language spoken in the area you're hoping to study. To find sources from a particular country, search for the country in Tripod then limit Books & More results to the genre "Sources."

Specialized Collections of Primary Sources (Online)

There are many websites offering digitized versions of primary source documents pertaining to Latin America. Here are just a few options. Talk with a libraran to find others.