DEFINITION: Primary sources are original sources created at the time a historical event occurs (or possibly afterwards) and are directly associated with their creater (or user). Essentially, a primary source is the subjective interpretation of a witness to an event. Primary sources serve as the raw materials historians use to interpret / analyze the past.
Some examples include:
|Photographs||Works of Art||Wills||Audio / Video Recordings|
|Maps||Manuscripts||Research Data||Ancient Artifacts|