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HST 792 Research Seminar (Prof. Tobin): Primary Resources

General Archival Resources

Newspaper Archives--Examples

Statistical Resources--Examples

Subject Librarian

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Marian Matyn
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Contact:
Park 135a (in Clarke Historical Library)
989.774.3990
Subjects: History

What Are Primary Resources?

"Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, documents produced by government agencies such as Congress or the Office of the President, photographs, audio recordings, moving pictures or video recordings, research data, and objects or artifacts such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons. These sources serve as the raw material to interpret the past, and when they are used along with previous interpretations by historians, they provide the resources necessary for historical research."--Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association.

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