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HIST 28906: Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment

A guide to library resources for students in Professor Lippert's course (Winter 2018).

Searching for Primary Sources

The following terms are found in the subject headings of records for published primary sources.

  • sources
  • diaries
  • personal narratives 
  • songs
  • pamphlets
  • speeches
  • maps
  • caricatures and cartoons
  • pictorial works (for compilations of photographs or other visual materials)
  • specimens
  • periodicals

Sample catalog searches

Use the BEGINS WITH option, select SUBJECT from the drop-down menu.

  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Caricatures and cartoons
  • Dime novels -- specimens
  • Baseball--periodicals
  • African Americans -- Southern states -- Biography
  • Temperance -- United States -- Songs and music