This guide is an introduction to what primary sources are in the field of history, how to use primary sources, how to read and transcribe original documents and links to on-line primary sources by historic topic.
This is a selected bibliography of primary source collections pertaining to Mexican American history available online. Please note, the library is not responsible for the content on these sources and it is the student's responsibility to properly cite from the proper location. There may also be secondary sources included in these collections and it is up to the student to evaluate if the item qualifies as a primary or secondary source.
Digitized collection of newspapers and magazines published in Tuscon, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sonora, Mexico (mid 1800s-1970s) that tell the history of the Mexican American experience. Many written in Spanish, but some English as well.
Collection of Spanish documents that tell the history of Spanish occupancy of Texas and Mexican state of Coahulia y Texas up to 1836. Origianls documents are available to be viewed side by side with English translations.
Large collection of secondary and primary sources pertaining to the U.S.-Mexico War. Primary sources include broadsides, letters, diaries, music, poetry, newspapers, pamphlets, sermons and speeches. Most primary source documents are not translated into English.