Primary Sources
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What is a primary source?
A primary source is first hand evidence. It was there at the time of an event. It is contemporary to the period being studied. Examples of primary sources are speeches, letters, songs, legislation, court decisions, journals/diaries, interviews, artifacts, autobiographies, and photographs.

Primary Source Thumbnails


More about primary sources:

Primary Source Databases


Some sources for Primary Sources and Learning Strategies:

United States Documents

Court Cases
We have many circulating and reference books relating to Supreme Court cases in the 340s!
For your reference: The Bill of Rights and another version of The Bill of Rights


Documents of the World


Speeches, Interviews, and other voices!

The Presidents

Event Specific


Maps and Images




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