P&S - Primary& Secondary Sources What is a...

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Unformatted text preview: Primary & Secondary Sources What is a Primary Source? What is a Primary Source? A primary source is a document written at the time or soon after an historical event occurred. Memoirs and oral histories are considered primary sources, even if they are produced long after the event. Creative works and artifacts can also serve as primary sources. Some examples… Often, primary sources are first-hand accounts and offer an “inside view” of what happened. Primary Sources Primary Sources Photographs G o v e rn m e n t d o c u m e n ts M a n u s c r i p t s Memoirs & Autobiographies O ra l h is to rie s R e s e a r c h d a ta L e t t e r s C o rre s p o n d e n c e A rtifa c ts D ia r ie s S k e tc h e s R e c o r d i n g s Newspaper accounts Maps C r e a t iv e w o r k s S p e e c h e s What is a Secondary What is a Secondary Source? Source? A secondary source interprets, analyzes, explains, reviews, or describes a primary source....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course HIST 1302 taught by Professor Carter during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.

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