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How to...Find Primary Sources

Guide by Eliza Selander. Send feedback to eselander@nvcc.edu.

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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 don't have to be handwritten. They could be:

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Letters Manuscripts Diaries Newspapers
Speeches Interviews Memoirs Photos
Audio Video Data Objects