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What is a primary source?

Last Updated: May 21, 2013  |  40 Views

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A primary source is an original record, first hand testimony or evidence of an event or creation.  Examples include diaries, speeches, maps, photos, legal documents, original research, and artistic creations.

The Library of Congress has links to many primary sources.

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