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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: Primary Sources).
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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