Primary sources are immediate, first hand accounts from the individual(s) with a direct connection to topic. They include:
Some things to consider:
Here is a list of collections of primary sources relevant to the course.*
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century, New York Public Library
Discovering Literature, British Library
Gerritsen Collection, Aletta H. Jacobs
Victorian Women's Writers Project, Indiana University
Women and Social Movement, Alexander Street
HCL Database Subject categories
US and England: NY Times, Washington Post, Times of London, Illustrated London News, etc.
* Take advantage of the options available in sources to fine tune your search.