Environmental history is a fascinating and relatively new area of historical study. This guide lists some of the works explicitly on the subject which you can find in our collections. These include works on historiography and methodology, small collections of secondary monographs and reference works as well as a growing number of published primary sources.
For environmental historians, these sources will include not only all the relevant books and articles, but, as the case dictates, business records, scientific reports, newspaper records, and literature revealing the attitudes of the people of the times.
J. Donald Hughes. What is environmental history?
As the quote above shows, relevant source material for researchers in environmental history can also be found within a wide range of works. Listed below are a few examples showing how some of the diaries and published correspondence, government records, chronicles, oral history and maps found in the library can be used.