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Primary Sources

Listing of primary sources

There are many different types of primary sources and this list is not exhaustive. Items include:

  • Correspondence (letters)
  • Maps
  • Diaries or journals
  • Newspapers written at the time of the event
  • Artwork and sketches
  • Photographs
  • Speeches
  • Official records of business such as financial ledgers, union records, meeting minutes
  • E mails
  • Oral histories