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Primary sources are immediate, first-hand accounts of a topic, from people who had a direct connection with it. They include printed, manuscript/archival, audio/visual, and born-digital materials such as diaries, newspaper articles, tweets, or oral histories.
For more information on distinguishing between a primary and secondary source:
There are many fantastic, public, online collections of primary sources, from library repositories covering a broad array of resources to curated collections of material focused on a particular topic. A few good places to start include:
Some of their collections that might be of interest
The New York Public Library Digital Collections has a search bar for keyword searching. There is no “advanced search” option, but researchers can filter the results of their search in a variety of ways, including by topic, name, collection, place, and genre, as well as by entering a date range.
When analyzing a primary source, some useful "framing questions" to ask are:
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