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HIS 121: Dual Enrollment: United States History (Judd-Vereb-Loudoun)

This guide has been created to help you find library resources related to this program of study. Direct comments to Julie Combs, jcombs@nvcc.edu.

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What Is a Primary Source?

A primary source is direct evidence or firsthand testimony of an event or time period. Letters, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, photos and videos, data, and physical objects are all examples of potential primary sources.

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Types of Primary Sources

A primary source is direct evidence or firsthand testimony of an event or time period. Primary sources are not solely handwritten; like letters and manuscripts. They could also be objects, artifacts or even videos.

For more information on how to locate primary sources, visit: How to...Find Primary Sources.

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