A primary source is a document or physical objectwhich was written or created during the time under study.
These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event.
Examples of primary sources include: Original Documents: diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, newspapers, news film footage, autobiographies, and official records. Creative Works: poetry, drama, novels, music, and art. Relics or Artifacts: pottery, clothing, furniture, and buildings