Answered By: Debbie Gaspar
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015     Views: 21

Personal experiences are recorded in "primary" documents like diaries, autobiographies and interviews. Your keyword search in ProfSearch should use various combinations of keywords like "Cold War," protests, anti-communist, "personal memories," interview, experiences, autobiographies, etc. Limiting your search to newspapers published during the years 1946-1989 could be useful. Also look at refining this search by checking off relevant subject terms offered in ProfSearch's listing of subject terms on the left side of the results page . A useful resource for primary records might be the database Archives Unbound. There is also a research guide called Historical Research Methods found within the history link listed under the library website's Help tab/Research Guides: In that research guide there is a useful tab "Primary Resources."