Answered By: Melissa Whitesell Last Updated: Apr 26, 2017 Views: 10
A primary source is a first-hand account of an event (diary), the actual item, document, or work (United States Constitution).
- Interviews, diaries, letters, journals, speeches, autobiographies, and witness statements
- Articles containing original research, data, or findings never before shared
- Original hand-written manuscripts
- Government documents and public records
- Art, photographs, films, maps, fiction, and music
- Newspaper and magazine clippings
- Artifacts, buildings, furniture, and clothing
A secondary source is something written about the event or work (a critical essay discussing the imagery found in the short story, A Rose for Emily), a biography about a Thomas Jefferson.