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Modern European History: Primary Sources

Primary Sources

A primary source is an original work by a participant or witness to any particular event or place in time.  Diaries, interviews, letters, original works of art, and speeches are all examples of primary sources. 

Databases for Primary Sources

Primary Sources on the Web

Access to Newspapers for Primary Source Materials

Accessing the New York Times

As a Kent School student or employee, you are eligible for a free digital subscription to The New York Times, which includes access to their full archives back to 1851.  To start your account please follow these steps:

1. From any computer on campus, navigate to nytimes.com/passes

2. Follow their steps to create a free account using your Kent School e-mail and ANY password (it should not be your network password).

3. Check your Kent School e-mail account for a verification e-mail message, and click the link inside it to activate your account. Once your account is activated, you will have digital access on all devices with this logon.  You can download mobile apps by visiting nytimes.com/mobile if you wish.

4. Go to The New York Times online and log in with your Kent School account.