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HY200 Colorado and Its Histories: Other Primary Sources

Magazine/Journals @ Tutt

American Periodicals Online provides access to full text images of popular American newspapers, professional journals and magazines that began publication from 1740-1900.

The Economist HISTORICAL ARCHIVE 1843-2006. Digitized version of the famous magazine which has analyzed British and global affairs for 150+ years. For more recent issues of the Economist, please see the print version in Tutt Library or access through EBSCO.

Harper's Weekly provides access to images of all the pages in Harper's Weekly from 1857 to 1912.  Everything in this publication has been indexed.  You can even exclusively search the advertisements or illustrations.

The Nation Microfilm: v.1-211(1865-1970) Tutt Library 2nd floor

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be used to find primary sources. Click on the arrow to the right of the search box to open the Advanced Scholar Search window.

Use a Secondary Source to Find a Primary Source

A bibliography from a good secondary source is a fast, easy way to find primary sources.

WW2 Japanese Internment in Colorado

By Executive Order 9066, over 7,000 Japanese, most being American citizens, were forcibly imprisoned at the Granada Relocation Center in Granada, Colorado from 1942-45.  The Granada site, with the smallest population of the ten relocation centers, became the tenth largest concentration of people in the state of Colorado; it is one the best preserved with intact foundations and little alteration by subsequent development. It is located one mile west of downtown Granada and one mile south on County Road No. 23.5 in southeast Colorado. The population of Granada peaked at 7,318 detainees.

Granada Relocation Center’s unofficial name became “Amache,” named after a Cheyenne Indian chief’s daughter who married John Prowers (1839-1884), a prominent cattle rancher for whom the county is named. The name Amache was used after a mail mix-up between the town of Granada and the similarly named Granada Relocation Center. The Amache Preservation Society (APS) does not use the Granada Relocation Center terminology, however; instead it uses Amache as a reference. The APS uses the term of Granada Relocation Center as a euphemism to explain to groups what Amache really was, not a “hotel” or “resort” as many are led to believe.  Today, Amache is maintained by the Amache Preservation Society.

U.S. History: Ephemera, Diaries, Oral History, Manuscripts and More

Useful Primary Source Websites

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