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History: Primary Resources

This libguide focuses on resources for the History discipline.

What is a Primary Source?

Primary sources are materials that were created by the event themselves.

Examples Include:

  • Artifacts
  • Autobiographies 
  • Business Records
  • Diaries and Journals
  • Drawings and Photographs
  • Films, Videotapes
  • Interviews, Oral Histories, and Speeches
  • Medical Records
  • Military Records
  • Newspapers

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