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History: Primary Sources: Primary Sources

Primary Sources

This guide will introduce you to resources available through the University Libraries and ways to find resources in other archives and libraries. 

Primary sources are evidence of an event created by first hand witnesses, at the time of the event.  Examples of primary sources include:

Correspondence

Professional papers

Diaries

Manuscripts

Photographs

Original works of art and literature

Artifacts

Speeches

Newspaper articles

Constitutions

Treaties

Pacts

Records of governmental debates and transactions

Interviews

 

History Librarian

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Sue Collins
Contact:
Sue Collins
Senior Librarian
109E Hunt Library
4909 Frew St.
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412-268-5019