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Finding Primary Sources

What is a Primary Source?

A primary source provides a first-hand account of an event or topic.

  • Map
  • Document
  • Diary/Journal
  • Newspaper article
  • Advertisement
  • Political cartoon
  • Photograph
  • Video
  • Speech
  • Manuscript
  • Interview
  • Sheet music

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