Often, the best work arises from close engagement with a primary source. As you read, you'll think of questions or begin to shape an argument. The hard part is to find a primary source that addresses the broad general area of interest. Here are some strategies for finding primary sources:
Many primary source collections have been edited, printed and are housed in the library. Use the catalog to search by your topic and add the words "sources" or "correspondence."
MANUSCRIPTS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Princeton University libraries house many collections of primary sources, both in Firestone Library and at Mudd Manuscript Library. Search the collections here.