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What are primary sources and where can I find them?

Primary sources are original documents and objects created at the time of an event, such as a newspaper account, photographs, or videos. Primary sources may also include diaries, memoirs, interviews, and other records that document a past event.
 
Primary sources can be found in the physical collections of libraries, museums, and archives, including the UA Libraries Special Collections. They can also be found online in library databases and in digitized collections from other institutions, such as the Library of Congress.

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