1. Use subject encyclopedias to identify available primary source materials. For example, if the entry mentions someone's memoir, you'll know to run an author search Primo to find it (and see whether it has been translated into English).
2. Browse through thematic anthologies of primary sources. There may be something a document within the collection that will be useful to you.
3. Cast your net widely by also considering art, photographs, films, radio broadcasts, television shows, propaganda posters, etc.
4. Be flexible! Depending on what primary sources are available, you may need to approach your topic from a different angle.
Primary sources can be located in Puget Sound WorldCat by adding specific subheadings to Library of Congress Subject Headings. Here are some examples:
Here is a sampling of primary source collections in Collins Library. You also should use Library of Congress Subject Headings to expand your search to SUMMIT libraries.
Collins Library has the print runs of many twentieth-century journals and magazines, located in the library basement. One title that may be of interest to you:
Polish Perspectives is a quarterly English-language journal produced by the Polish Institute of International Affairs. Collins Library holds volumes 4 through 32 (1961-1989). Each issue typically includes translations of speeches by government leaders; essays on various topics by Polish academicians; interviews with culturally significant individuals; translations of literary works; short, translated excerpts of editorials from Polish newspapers; and short reviews of recently published books.
Arts and Culture
Depending on your approach, examples from the arts (films, literary works, performing arts, art exhibits) may also be of interest: