💡What is a Primary Source?
Primary sources are original sources created at the time of an event, such as newspaper articles, photographs, or videos.
Primary sources also include diaries, memoirs, interviews, and other records that document a past event.
🗺️Where Are Primary Sources?
Primary sources are found in special libraries, archives, repositories, and museums. Many are digitized and available online from the organization’s website.
- US History & Military Primary Sources at U.S. National Archives
- U.S. History and Culture Primary Sources at the Library of Congress
- Search for archives near you or on specific topics
- Concordia University Ann Arbor Archives