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Primary Sources: American History: Home

This resource guide is a work in progress. Resources are added on a regular basis.  If you are using this page for a class and have special requests please direct them to Angela Secrest

What are 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.

Core Documents

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