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Textile and Apparel Management: Primary Sources
& Patents

Selected Primary Sources

  • American Civil War: Letters and Diaries offers full-text searchable letters and diaries of soldiers and noncombatants on both sides of the U.S. Civil War. The database can be searched and browsed in many ways, including by U.S. state, topics described, year of writers death, Union or Confederate loyalty, and other variables.
  • Palmer's Index to the Times-covers the London Times newspaper from 1790-1905. Part of the C19 database. The MU Libraries has the London Times on microfilm in the Special Collections department.
  • Periodicals Index Online-formerly known as Periodical Contents Index, Periodicals Index Online covers magazines and journals published worldwide from 1790 to 1919. Part of the C19 database.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers digitally reproduces every issue of the New York Times (1851-2006) from cover-to-cover. It provides full page-image and full-text searching of the newspaper.
  • Reader's Guide Retrospective 1890-1982 is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.


Places to Visit to find Primary Sources

MU Libraries- Special Collections and Rare 
Special Collections and Rare Books houses rare and unique materials that span over four thousand years. Located on the fourth floor of Ellis Library. 

State Historical Society of MO
Includes Missouri newspapers from throughout the state; manuscripts, state archival records, maps and genealogical material.

University Archives 
Primary sources from and about MU and the University of Missouri system.