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Primary Sources

A selective guide to finding primary sources at USC and beyond

Digital Primary Source Collections


USC Libraries subscribes to hundreds of digitized primary source collections.
There are also numerous primary source materials freely available on the Internet. 
Here is a selection of both free and fee based collections:


Image from USC Digital Library 
​Alleged "speakeasy map" of the National Capital, 1932 

from Los Angeles Examiner Collection, 1920-1961