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Archives and Special Collections at BGSU Help Guide: What is a primary source?

Primary Sources

Primary sources provide firsthand testimony or direct evidence. They are usually created by people who experienced the events or conditions being documented. Primary sources can include autobiographies, memoirs, business records, photographs, and oral histories.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin on campus during his time as a visiting professor at BGSU, 1978-79. University Archives Photographs Collection, UA-0114