Answered By: Nicole Montgomery
Last Updated: May 17, 2018     Views: 76

Primary Sources consist of original materials--a first-hand account of something. They are created at the time of, or very soon after, an event. The information has not been filtered through any interpretation or criticism.

Examples of primary sources include:

  • speeches
  • interviews
  • official documents
  • diaries
  • letters 
  • memoirs
  • works of literature
  • articles (newspaper, magazine, journal) 
  • government publications
  • pamphlets
  • manuscripts
  • photographs
  • audio/video recordings 
  • objects of material culture, art, etc.
  • autobiography

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