Primary sources are the first hand evidence left behind by participants or observers at the time of events. Primary sources originate in the time period that you are studying.
Types of Primary Sources
Newspapers, magazines, court decisions, letters, diaries/journals, government documents, treaties, memoirs, autobiographies, maps, posters, eye witness accounts, statistics, cartoons, emails, transcripts, digital book collections, personal records, vital records
|Oral||Recordings of interviews, music, speeches|
|Visual||Photography, film, paintings, drawings, maps|
|Relics or Artifacts||Clothing, furniture, tools, inventions, pottery, crafts, coins, sculpture|