History 355: America in the 1960s

Defining Primary Sources

Primary source, noun

In scholarship, a document or record containing firsthand information or original data on a topic... Primary sources include original manuscripts, periodical articles reporting original research or thought, diaries, memoirs, letters, journals ... government documents, public records, eyewitness accounts, newspaper clippings, etc... —definition from the Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science

Primary Sources Government Documents & Publications

Primary Sources: Presidential Papers

Primary Sources: Newspapers

Primary Sources: Magazines

Primary Sources: Digital Archives on Women, Sexuality, & Gender