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HIS 391: U.S. Military History, 1898- Present: Primary Documents

What are Primary Sources?

A primary source is a source of information, such as document, recording, or artifact, that has a direct connection to a person from a period of time. Examples of primary documents are correspondence, diaries, memoirs or oral interviews.

A secondary source uses primary sources to create their argument. Examples of secondary sources are books or journal articles.

Historical Newspaper Collections

Primary and Secondary Sources

If you want to review more primary and secondary sources, visit the Primary and Secondary Sources Research Guide.

Newspaper and Magazine Archives

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