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GSF 390S.01: Mad Men: Gender, Work and American Culture

What are primary sources?

Primary sources are first-hand accounts of an event. Primary sources are wide-ranging and include newspaper articles (from the time period that an event took place), letters, diaries, interviews, laws, reports of government commissions, and many other types of documents. Duke University Libraries has a wealth of primary source databases as well as special collections manuscript materials housed in the Rubenstein Library.

Online Resources

Rubenstein Library's Advertising collections - Digitized advertisements from several Duke collections curated by the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History. Don't miss the old t.v. commercials in AdViews!

The Sixties: primary documents and personal narratives 1960-1974 - includes sections on the Sexual Revolution and the Women's Movement during this time period in America.

Women and social movements in the United States 1600-2000 - Bbowsable by social movement, project question, author, document genre (advertisement, diary, etc), and subject. Searchable by detailed fields such as nationality, occupation, date, organizations or people discussed, ancestry, and keyword.



Rubenstein Library Guides

These links are to subject guides created to help locate special collections materials on a variety of topics. The materials we shared in your class session were drawn from some of these guides.