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This Primary Source guide is a continual work in progress. Additional titles are always being identified in the IRC collection and new titles being purchased.
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What are primary source documents?
According to the Library of Congress, they are
Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience.
Examples of primary sources include: