What is a Primary Source?
From The Library of Congress
"Primary sources are the raw materials of history-original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience."
"Primary sources are materials directly related to a topic by time or participation. These materials include letters, speeches, diaries, newspaper articles from the time, oral history interviews, documents, photographs, artifacts, or anything else that provides firsthand accounts about a person or event." Further, this article goes on to explain and exemplify how , "some materials might be considered primary sources for one topic but not for another."
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