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HIS 128 - African History to 1600 - Professor Christolyn Williams: Primary Source Materials

What Is a Primary Source?

  • Artifacts (clothing, furniture, tools, buildings, paintings, artwork)
  • Experiments
  • First-person accounts (including newspaper accounts)
  • Government publications (statistics, court reports)
  • Historical documents including broadsides, last wills and testaments, posters, and maps
  • Lab reports
  • Draft copies of literary works
  • Journals
  • Diaries
  • Ledgers
  • Correspondence (i.e., written or electronic letters, email)
  • Photographs
  • Observations/Fieldnotes
  • Official government or corporate/business records or papers
  • Audio recordings (e.g., radio programs, speeches, oral histories, music)
  • Film/Video/Digital Visual Recordings

Website Repositories of Primary Source Documentation

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