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Amanda Sexton, MLIS

Library Consultant 

Amanda has a BA in History and MA in Library and Information Science from Dominican University. She has been working with HAMOC since 2016.

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Primary Sources 

What are primary sources?

“Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, documents produced by government agencies such as Congress or the Office of the President, photographs, audio recordings, moving pictures or video recordings, research data, and objects or artifacts such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons. These sources serve as the raw material to interpret the past, and when they are used along with previous interpretations by historians, they provide the resources necessary for historical research.”

(American Library Association, Reference and User Services, History Section)

Sites with access to digital collections that contain primary sources.

Sites with access to digital collections that contain primary sources.

Haiti History Archive

 John Carter Brown Library – Haiti Collection

The Early Caribbean Digital Archive

Digital Library of the Caribbean

Haiti Digital Library

Radio Haiti Archive

Remember Haiti

Saint Domingue Etat Civil


Check-out the resources below to learn more about peer-reviewed, scholarly articles, why they are important, and how to determine if an article is considered to be “scholarly” or “peer-reviewed.”

Is it a scholarly article?

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