You will likely need to be creative when searching for primary sources. Remember to ask yourself "who would have cared enough about this topic to document it in some form?"
Searching the library catalog:
- use subject headings that describe common primary source formats like "Diaries," "Personal narratives," "Correspondence," etc.
- limit your search by date to find material published contemporary to the time period covered by your topic
- search for people or organizations as authors