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Social Work: Social Welfare History

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Tips for Finding Primary Sources

Trying using some of the following words combined with the name of your pioneer or a related subject.

  • sources
  • document* [note the wild card character at the end of this term]
  • personal narratives
  • correspondence
  • letters
  • diaries
  • interviews
  • speeches
  • quotations
  • manuscripts
  • reports

*You may want to combine some of the above words using "or"

(sources or personal narratives or correspondence or diaries) and "charles loring brace"
(letters or documents or sources) and "settlement houses"
  • OR Look for the person as Author