Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred - or well after events in the case of memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include:
These sources serve as the raw material to interpret the past. (Learn more: Guide to Using Primary Sources on the Web).
The Internet puts primary sources right at your fingertips. These websites are wonderful places to gather materials from all eras of history, and on all subjects.
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