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More About Primary Sources

According to 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.

See the links below for information on using, citing, and finding primary sources to support your research on historical events.


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