Primary Sources. Primary vs Secondary Sources. Primary Sources Firsthand account of an event or the documents associated with an event
This is a copy of Benedict Arnold’s coded letter to Major Andre, with decodedtranscript.A primary source.
This is theSt. Louis Argus, an Afro-American newspaper.
Is this a primary source?Carter Watches Plane Crash Into River.New York Times, January 16, 2009 Friday, Section B: Column 0; Pg.14, 127 words.
Scientific Journal Articles
This is the first article about the discovery of DNA.
This is a letter to Dr. Martin Luther King asking for help for a son who is in jail.
a) Adams, John. Correspondence between John Adams
and Mercy Warren., N.Y.: Arno Press, 1972.
b) Guedalla, Phillip. Father of the Revolution. N.Y.: Putnam, 1926.
This is a pioneer’s account of seeing Yosemite for the first time.
Congressional hearings, reports, prints.
Can be found in Microform and on LexisNexis Congressional.
slave* and (sources or letters or correspondence)
“vietnam war” and “personal narrative”
“Harry Truman” and “presidential papers”
Here is a guide to theMicroforms collections atPickler Memorial Library.