This guide will help you locate 5 different primary sources for your HIST 100 research paper.
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Definitions of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources
Where to find primary sources
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Definitions of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources
Primary sources are original documents or first hand accounts from a given historical period, as opposed to secondary sources, such as journal articles, which provide information about and analysis of events and primary sources.
Primary sources can take many forms, including: newspaper articles from the time period being studied, diaries, letters, photographs, autobiographies, posters, advertisements, original manuscripts, speeches, poems, oral histories, interviews, laws, transcripts, congressional hearings, pamphlets, and more.