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WGSS 205: Bodies and Pleasures, Sex and Genders: Primary Sources

This guide is intended for students in Professor Regina Kunzel's course and provides an overview of resources in the Yale Library for your final papers this semester.

Primary Sources at Yale

Primary sources provide firsthand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic or question under investigation. Take some time to explore the Primary Sources at Yale website to learn more about the original sources that are available for research and scholarship at Yale.

Selected primary source databases

A few examples of the included collections are:


Archives at Yale

There are many archival materials here at Yale that you may want to pursue for your final papers. Here are just a few examples: 

Beinecke Library, Manuscripts and Archives, and other special collections units within the Yale Library are currently open for research to Yale-affiliated students, faculty, and staff.  For more information and general help with navigating Yale's special collections, please consult the Guide to Using Special Collections at Yale University.