Primary sources enable researchers to get as close as possible to what actually happened during a historical event or time period. Primary sources are documents, images or artifacts that provide firsthand testimony concerning a historical topic under research investigation. Primary sources are original documents created or experienced contemporaneously with the event being researched.
Examples of Primary Sources:
Personal journals and autobiographies
Laws and statutes
Films and documentaries
Books on Reserve
Click on the link to see the availability of the titles which are on reserve. These represent just a selection of primary sources! Remember that you can check them out for two hours only!