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Honors 401: What Is America? (pamphlet assignment): Research Contexts for the African American Communist Party Pamphlets

Archives & Special Collections @ Collins Library

For this assignment, you will be working primarily with a collection of African American Communist Party pamphlets housed in the Archives & Special Collections of Collins Library.  Due to their sometimes fragile nature, these materials must be used with care only in the A&SC.  In addition to the class time you will have to work with these materials, you also may come during A&SC Reading Room hours, Tuesday-Thursday, 11-3.  Appointments are also available outside of Reading Room hours; just send an email to archives@pugetsound.edu with your request.

The finding aid for the African American Communist Party pamphlets is available in ArchivesWest. 

Research Avenues: Digital Resource Centers

Digital resource centers offer packages of curated content related to a particular theme. They typically include a mix of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources and can be excellent starting points for research.

Research Avenues: Additional Tertiary Sources

Also try the large collections of tertiary sources:

Recommended Databases for Scholarly Secondary Sources

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Contemporaneous Newspapers & Magazines

In addition to the digitized archives of several African American newspapers in the Black Studies Center, these newspaper and magazine databases are also available to you: