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Primary Sources

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Kevin Seeber

on 16 May 2013

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Transcript of Primary Sources

Primary sources are crucial to conducting good research. People Witness It Something
Happens! They Make Records DAILY NEWS Diary- Others Access Those Records They Write History A
HISTORY
BOOK ANOTHER
HISTORY
BOOK YET
ANOTHER
HISTORY
BOOK STILL
MORE
HISTORY Others Access Those Histories And so on. A
NEW
HISTORY
BOOK UPDATED
HISTORY
BOOK THE
REAL
HISTORY SOME
MORE
HISTORY And so on. And so on. A
NEW
HISTORY
BOOK UPDATED
HISTORY
BOOK THE
REAL
HISTORY SOME
MORE
HISTORY Each level up is further removed
from the event. Good research gets as close to the original event as possible. This means there is another layer of interpretation, and with it, bias. Primary sources provide documentation without interpretive bias. How to
Define
Primary
Sources How does
history work? Why is this
worth knowing? Primary sources have unique benefits and drawbacks. How they are created changes how they are found. Primary sources are found in lots of places. Archives often collect those objects which are "one of a kind."
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