Listed below are sites that provide access to primary source materials relevant to the study of international affairs:
Using Primary Source and Archival Materials
AM Research Methods – this platform provides practical advice on how to work with primary source materials and integrate them into a research study. Contents include approximately 200 hundred essays, instructive videos, practical "How to" guides, and case studies created by scholars and archivists. The videos and "How to" guides introduce the key concepts of conducting research and analyzing primary source materials. Case studies describe examples of the ways in which historians have used diaries, government records, and posters, or popular culture, gender, and science materials in their research. A discrete collection of cases focusing on historical datasets is also included.
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Presidential Library System
U. S. Presidential Libraries can be a rich source of archival documents and digital materials related to U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. Each library has a search engine that can be used to identify collections or materials produced during the term of each president. Note that both the Richard Nixon [Yorba Linda] and Ronald Reagan [Simi Valley] Presidential Libraries are local and can be visited in person to conduct in-depth research using archival materials that have not, as yet, been digitized and placed online.