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Primary Sources

What are Primary Resources?

Image with examples of primary sources - music, photographs, artifacts, oral histories, artwork

Primary sources are: 

  • A first-hand account or testimony of the past, written during that present moment

  • Something that describes the reactions or thoughts of a particular period of time

Examples of primary sources include: 

  • Diary entries or journals
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Objects 

For more information about finding primary sources, visit the Primary Sources Research Guide.

Guides with Primary Sources