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             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 EUREKA, the subject headings that contain the term "sources" will retrieve
 items that contain primary sources. For example,  "africa -- History -- Sources". The following is a
selection of items in the library that contain primary sources or information on primary sources.

Africa and the West : a documentary history from slave trade to independence
DT 353.5 .E9 A34 2001
African history : text and readings    DT 1 .C55 1990 (3 volumes)
Mandela, Tambo, and the African National Congress : the struggle against
      apartheid, 1948-1990 : a documentary survey 
  DT 1757 .M36 1991
The map of Africa by treaty  ref  JX 1026 1967 .H45 (3 volumes)
South Africa in two World Wars : a newspaper history   LOWER LEVEL QUARTO D 505 .A54
African boundaries, a legal and diplomatic encyclopaedia  ref DT 5 .B8 1979
From Dias to Vorster : source material on South African history 1488-1975   DT 767 .G6
Black Africa  LOWER LEVEL QUARTO DT 352.5 .B55
The public archives of South Africa, 1652-1910  CD 2451 .B6 1969
British policy towards West Africa. Select documents 1875-1914    DT 502 .N38
Select constitutional documents illustrating South African history, 1795-1910.  JQ 1911 .E8 1969
Select documents relating to the unification of South Africa   DT 751 .N4 1968
Africa remembered : narratives by West Africans from the era of the slave trade    DT 471 .C8
Materials for West African history in Portugese archives  CD 1000 .G8 no.2
 
Materials for West African history in Italian archives  CD 1000 .G8 NO.3
 
GPO Access *free to public (Official federal government information)
GPO Monthly Catalog  (Records on all subjects of interest to the U.S. government.)