PRIMARY SOURCES are original documents, recordings, or other sources created by someone at the time of the event. People who lived during the time of the event are also primary sources. Some examples of primary sources:
Diaries, Journals, Memoirs, Autobiographies
Photographs or drawings
Newspaper articles from the time
Interviews, video and audio recordings of people who experienced the event
Songs and music from the time period
SECONDARY SOURCES are works that synthesize, summarize, and/or interpret primary sources and are written by non-participants in the event.