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HIST 29655 - 01 History Colloquium: South Africa--Settlement, Segregation, and Apartheid

Professor Osborn, Autumn 2015

Digital Collections, A Few Examples

Searching for Primary Sources in the Library Catalog

The following are some of the terms found in the subject headings of records for published primary sources: sources, diaries, correspondence, interviews, personal narratives, pamphlets, oral history, maps, speeches, early works to 1800, census, pictorial works (for compilations of photographs or other visual materials).

In the library catalog:

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

  • Politicians -- South Africa -- Correspondence
  • South Africa -- History -- Frontier Wars, 1811-1878 -- Sources.
  • Zulu War, 1879 -- Personal Narratives
  • South African War, 1899-1902 -- Pamphlets
  • Cape Town (South Africa) -- Maps
  • South Africa -- Census, 1911
  • Apartheid -- South Africa -- Pictorial works

For less precise results, use KEYWORD BASIC search:

  • speeches South African
  • "Eastern Cape" sources (narrow search by language)
  • Johannesburg pamphlets
    (for "oldest first" sort by date ascending)
  • Natal personal narratives
  • "South Africa" immigrants letters

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