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Primary Sources- Documents & artifacts created at or near the time of an event. The memories and recollections of people who experienced or witnessed the event are also primary sources. Examples include:
Official records (government documents, business records, organizational reports, etc.)
Newspaper or magazine articles written at the time
Secondary Sources - Writings after the fact by people who did not experience the event. This includes the scholarly analysis found in journal articles.
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