Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
The Libraries' Manuscripts Archives and Special Collections department has a large collection of primary source materials. The collection of primary source materials available in MASC generally relate to the history of the Northwest. MASC is not the best place to be searching for primary source materials for topics related to the ancient world.
What Are Primary Sources?
Primary sources are the evidence of history. They are the first-hand accounts of an event or period of time created by participants or observers. There are many kinds of primary sources including texts (letters, diaries, government reports, newspaper accounts, novels, autobiographies), images (photographs, paintings, advertisements, posters), artifacts (buildings, clothing, sculpture, coins) and audio/visual (songs, oral history interviews, films).
For information on how to find specific types of primary sources see the sections on:
WSU Library Materials
These first two titles, Reading About the World, were created specifically for the World Civilizations Courses, they contain many primary source entries.