A primary source, also called "source material" and sometimes "original sources", refers to "a document or record containing firsthand information or original data on a topic.... Primary sources include original manuscripts, articles reporting original research or thought, diaries, memoirs, letters, journals, photographs, drawings, posters, film footage, sheet music, songs, interviews, government documents, public records, eyewitness accounts, newspaper clippings, etc." (Dictionary for Library and Information Science / Joan M. Reitz, 2004). In the library catalog OneSearch, the subject headings that contain the term "sources" will retrieve items that contain primary sources. For example, "Latin America -- History -- Sources". The following is a selection of items in the library that contain primary sources or information on primary sources.
Guide to materials on Latin America in the National Archives of the United States CD 3028. L37 U54 1974 The Central American crisis reader F 1528 .C45 1987 The quest for change in Latin America; sources for a twentieth-century analysis F 1414 .D85 Latin America and the United States : a documentary history F 1418 .L354 2000 Latin America : special studies, 1962-1980 [microform.] Microfilm 000410 (Library Media Center) Coleccion de documentos para la historia de Mexico F 1203 .G21 1971 Records of the Department of State relating to political relations between the United States and Mexico, 1910-29 Microfilm 008251 The Kennedys and Cuba : the declassified documentary history E 183.8 .C9 K46 1999 Diary of the Cuban revolution F 1787.5 .F7313 1980 The Bolivian diary of Ernesto Che Guevara F 3326 .G8313 1994 Brazil: a chronology and fact book, 1488-1973 F 2521 .F55 A documentary history of Brazil F 2521 .B88 Historia diplomatica de la Republica del Ecuador F 3732 .V5 V.1 The Pinochet file : a declassified dossier on atrocity and accountability (Chile) F 3101 .P56 K67 The Grenada papers F 2056.8 .G77 1984 Documents on the constitutional relationship of Puerto Rico and the United States KGV 2905 Workers' struggle in Puerto Rico : a documentary history HD 6592 .L813 The Puerto Ricans: a documentary history F 1971 .W3 Selected writings of Bolivar F 2235.3 .A13 El pensamiento vivo de Bolivar F 2235.3 .A38 GPO Access*free to public (Official federal government information) GPO Monthly Catalog (Records on all subjects of interest to the U.S. government.)