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HST 440: Gender & Colonialism

Research Guide for discovering primary and secondary sources related to gender and European colonialism in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

What is a primary source?

Primary sources are materials directly related to a topic by time or participation. These materials include letters, speeches, diaries, newspaper articles from the time, oral history interviews, documents, photographs, artifacts, or anything else that provides firsthand accounts about a person or event.

For information about searching for primary sources, use these pages:

In Book Form

Digital Collections

Broad-Scope Archival Searches

British Colonialism

Dutch Colonialism

While some of these pages are in English, the collections themselves must be searched using Dutch words.  Get a rough translation of titles and descriptions into English.