Q. What is a PRIMARY SOURCE in History or the Humanities?
For History or the Humanities: A primary document, (or primary source) is usually something written down at the time of an event or shortly thereafter. It can be produced by someone who was part of the event, or witnessed it. Written primary documents can take the form of newspaper accounts, diaries, letters, personal narratives, oral histories, autobiographies, transcripts, or government documents written at the time of, or near to an event. Non-written primary sources can be historical artifacts, maps, musical scores, photographs, films, art works, audio recordings, audio interviews, calendars and mementos.