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History: Primary Sources

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What is a primary source?

Primary sources are items that were created during the time period being studied.  These documents provide firsthand accounts or original information surrounding an event.  Diaries and letters of correspondence are examples of primary sources.  Newspapers can also be primary sources if the articles were written at the time an event occurred (e.g. an article on Prohibition published in 1925).

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