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What Is a Primary Source?
- Artifacts (clothing, furniture, tools, buildings, paintings, artwork)
- First-person accounts (including newspaper accounts)
- Government publications (statistics, court reports)
- Historical documents including broadsides, last wills and testaments, posters, and maps
- Draft copies of literary works
- Correspondence (i.e., written or electronic letters, email)
- Official government or corporate/business records or papers
- Audio recordings (e.g., radio programs, speeches, oral histories, music)
- Film/Video/Digital Visual Recordings
Website Repositories of Primary Source Documentation
Collections of museum images and associated data for educational use. Includes slide and demonstration tools for research and teaching purposes.
JSTOR offers an integrated Image/Article search.