"Primary sources provide a window into the past—unfiltered access to the record of artistic, social, scientific and political thought and achievement during the specific period under study, produced by people who lived during that period." ~ Library of Congress
By using primary sources you can draw your own informed conclusions - be your own author!
A primary source is information in its original form. It has not been interpreted or translated. A primary source can appear in print, such as a diary; audio, such as a radio interview; visual such as an art piece or photograph; or even something you can use, touch, pick up, feel, step on, such as clothing or toys.
The baseball card on the left is a primary source. It is full of information a researcher can use in many different ways, including, but not limited to, examples of sports and corporate advertising.
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