What are primary source documents?
-Written by a person from a specifc time period
-Written by the person you are writing about
-Written during the time period (think historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, etc.)
-Speeches that were given
-An image, photograph, painting, advertisement, piece of music from the time period.
Where can we find primary source documents?
-National Records and Administration & Records Administration (AKA National Archives)
-Library of Congress (many, many different applications of use)
-Library of Congress Primary Source Sets
-Library of Congress American Memory Timeline
-Library of Congress Chronicling America
-Library databases (see below)
You can use images as primary sources. Where can you find good, reliable, and accurate images?