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Humanities Core Course: Primary Sources


Primary Sources

Power figure, nkisi nkondi (Kongo)

Primary Sources are "documents, images, or artifacts that provide firsthand testimony or direct evidence of the topic under humanistic investigation... these sources are original documents or artifacts that were created at a particular moment in time and are often intimately related to their author or maker."  - Humanities Core Handbook, Chapter 1

Image: Power figure, nkisi nkondi, oblique side view. 19th century. Artstor

Primary Source Portals

Special Collections and Archives

Primary Source Collections at UCI

Tools to find UC and UCI's Primary Sources

Digital Primary Source Collections

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