Primary sources are original, uninterpreted information, such as firsthand accounts of events in letters, diaries, interviews, or historical news reportage; original works of fiction, art, or music; research data; testimony, speeches, etc. Visit Special Collections to use some original texts in print or manuscript.
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The American Historical Association has put together this page on finding and evaluating archival resources that can be a good start for your search!