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Jessie Ball duPont Library

History 235: Introduction to Public History

A guide to the basic information resources on the introduction to public history, History 235.

What Are Primary Resources?

Original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories. May include letters, diaries, manuscripts, journals, speeches, newspapers, interviews, memoirs, government documents, photographs, audio recordings, film or video recordings, research data, and objects or artifacts such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, and tools.

Example:

Letter written by George Mason to John Mason

 

Credit: George Mason Primary Resources Guide

 

GeorgeMasonLetter

Primary Source Collections in History