Primary Docs

What are Primary Sources?

Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation. They are created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being documented. Often these sources are created at the time when the events or conditions are occurring, but primary sources can also include autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories recorded later. Primary sources are characterized by their content, regardless of whether they are available in original format, in microfilm/microfiche, in digital format, or in published format.  Yale University 

http://www.princeton.edu/~refdesk/primary2.html  PU shares what is a primary source

SPECIFIC LINKS: 

http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/history/resources/pubs/usingprimarysources/  American Library Association

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/   National Archives

http://www.constitution.org/primarysources/primarysources.html  Constitution.org site

http://teachingamericanhistory.org  Teaching American History

http://www.gilderlehrman.org  Gilder Leherman

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/PrimDocsHome.html  Library of Congress

http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/index.htm  WW I

http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/resource/document/document.htm  Holocaust

http://www.eduplace.com/ss/hmss/primary.html Various

http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page  EuroDocs

http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/primarysources/  US -Civil War

http://library.csusm.edu/subject_guides/history/online_primary.asp  Cal State portal

http://www.historywiz.com/primarysources/primarysources.html  Historywiz

http://www.historywiz.com/primarysources/coldwarprimary.html  Cold War

http://free.ed.gov/keywords.cfm?keyword_id=701&res_feature_request=1  Federal Resource Portal

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/browse/manypasts/  History Matters

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/documents/documents_p1.cfm  Digital History

http://www.nps.gov/clba/historyculture/documents.htm   National Park Service

http://herestothecrazyones.com  Assorted

http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb.html  Civli war

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