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HIST 301: Historian's Craft (Petty, Spring 2024)

Types of Primary Sources

The Approach for finding primary sources differs depending on the source type. 
Find newspapers is pretty easy, and scanned archival collections are ever-easier to find.
But what about unpublished Diaries, or wills, or city records, or personal papers, or sheet music?
Below are some examples of materials you may use as primary sources.