About Primary Sources
While JSTOR continues to build multi-disciplinary collections of important scholarly journals, we are also adding different types of content to the archive.
Our goals for widening the scope of the archive are to:
- support research and new scholarship
- help the academic community save on system-wide costs by providing a platform to preserve and disseminate a broadening range of scholarly materials
- offer relevant materials that will help place the scholarly journals that form the foundation of the archive in a broader context
Through collaboration with libraries, museums, and other members of the scholarly community, we are able to provide these additional building blocks for new scholarship. The Primary Sources Collections are multi-disciplinary and discipline-specific collections that include primary source content complementary to the journal collections. These collections include select monographs, pamphlets, manuscripts, letters, oral histories, government documents, images, 3-D models, spatial data, type specimens, drawings, paintings, and more.