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AFA 202 - Professor Graham

Library resources for Professor Graham's AFA 202 fall semester 2021

Primary Sources

What are Primary Sources?

Primary sources are the evidence of history, original records or objects created by participants or observers at the time historical events occurred or even well after events, as in memoirs and oral histories.

Primary sources may include but are not limited to:

letters

manuscripts

diaries

journals

newspapers

maps

speeches

interviews

(and I would add autobiographies and law codes) klg

documents produced by government agencies, photographs, audio or video recordings, born-digital items (e.g. emails), research data, and objects or artifacts (such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons). These sources serve as the raw materials historians use to interpret and analyze the past.

https://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/history/resources/primarysources

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