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Cultural Anthropology: Finding Primary Sources

This guide provides resources for your cultural anthropological research

Duke's Rubenstein Library

The holdings of the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library range from ancient papyri to records of modern advertising. They number more than 300,000 printed volumes and more than 20 million items in manuscript and archival collections. Principal collection areas include:

  • Advertising, Sales and Marketing
  • African and African American History and Culture
  • Comics
  • Documentary Film and Photography
  • Duke University History
  • Early Manuscripts
  • Economics
  • German Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Italian Studies
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer History
  • Literature
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Religion
  • Southern History and Culture
  • Women’s History and Culture

Anthropologists' Papers Repositories

Registry of Anthropological Data Wiki

Project conducted by the American Anthropological Association and contains list of fieldnotes, ethnographic source materials, and data produced by scores of anthropologists over the last century.