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Primary Sources can include:

  • Diaries and literary memoirs
  • Letters/ correspondence
  • Artistic works (musical and visual arts)
  • News segments/transcripts
  • Speeches
  • Interviews
  • Editorials
  • Legal documents and statistics


The videos below explain the concept in several different contexts.

This video explains the difference using examples from the Apollo 11 Moon Mission.


The Civil Rights Movement: Primary and Secondary Sources

This video clip looks at primary and secondary source material from and about the civil rights era.


Finding Primary Sources in JSTOR


Examine primary and secondary sources from the Cold War era.

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