What is a primary source?
A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time you are researching.
Original Documents: diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records
Creative Works: poetry, drama, novels, music, art
Relics or Artifacts: pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings
Search in the MERLIN Catalog using these keywords:
charters, correspondence, diaries, early works, interviews, manuscripts, oratory, pamphlets, personal narratives, sources, speeches, letters, documents