Seeking the Source will show you how to collect and use primary source material. It presents some guidelines Smithsonian folklorists have developed over the years for collecting and using primary sources, especially from our own families and friends. It features guides to conducting an interview, sample lists of questions, ideas in presenting your findings, and the ethics of collecting and using these sources. Look for our selections on further readings to learn more about how to seek the source.

Getting to Know the Grand Generation
Family Folklore
Contacting Smithsonian