Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 32

By primary material, I'm assuming that you mean articles and other accounts written around the time of the disaster (or just before or just after). We do have several databases that will help you identify such articles. I would suggest using: Historical New York Times Times Digital Archive (this is the London Times) Historical Wall Street Journal Readers Guide Retrospective (covers magazine articles back to the late 1800s) You can find these databases by going to the Library Home page (www.iup.edu/library), and selecting the "Article Databases" option. Then, from the alphabetic list, select the database you would like to search. The newspaper databases will have the full text of the articles available online. Just click on the full text links they provide. For the Readers Guide Retrospective, not many of the articles will be online, but we will probably own many of them in physical form (either paper copy or microfilm). You can always check the PILOT online catalog to see what we own.