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HUM 101: Race, Religion, and Resistance (Dr. Clark)

The Sancho Letter

What are Primary Sources?

A primary source is a first-hand account of an event by a person who has first-hand knowledge of the event. 

Examples of primary sources:

  • News articles, pamphlets, or video reports from the time of the event
  • Diaries, letters, journals, scrapbooks
  • Interviews and speeches
  • Documentary films and audio
  • Eyewitness accounts uploaded to social media
  • Photographs, paintings, advertisements, or maps
  • Court cases or minutes/records from organizations

Keywords to add to your search:

  • Letters
  • Diary
  • Papers
  • Interview
  • Correspondence
  • Memoirs
  • Autobiography
  • Archives
  • Manuscript

Primary Sources