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Primary Resources: Overview

Recommended resources for researching primary resources.

What are Primary Resources?

Primary resources in history are original records (or firsthand accounts) of events, people, and places. Primary resources include:

  • Diaries and Journals
  • Manuscripts and Photographs
  • Passenger Mannifests
  • Government Documents
  • Autobiographies
  • Interviews
  • Letters
  • Ships' Logs
  • Speeches
  • Maps and Plans
  • Laws and Court Cases
  • Artifacts

Subject Guide

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Stephen B. Luce Library
SUNY Maritime College


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