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History Research Guide: Primary Sources

Primary Sources

Primary sources are sources that were created close in time to the event that you are studying or were written by participants in the event.  Primary sources can be government documents, interviews, newspapers, diaries, and letters.  These sources form the backbone of historical research but because the number of primary sources available, they can be difficult to find.  Please use this as a starting point for primary source research.   Feel free to contact Danelle Orange, college archivist, for assistance.