Primary Sources are immediate, first-hand accounts of a topic, from people who had a direct connection with it. Primary sources can include:
Texts of laws and other original documents.
Newspaper reports, by reporters who witnessed an event or who quote people who did.
Speeches, diaries, letters and interviews - what the people involved said or wrote.
Datasets, survey data, such as census or economic statistics.
Photographs, video, or audio that capture an event.
Examples of Subject Headings to search for books
Emigration and immigration
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States
Agricultural laborers -- United States --History
California --Emigration and immigration
Alien labor, Asian -- United States
World War, 1914-1918 -- Sources
Search terms for finding Primary Documents
description and travel
early works to 1800
photographs OR pictorial works