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What's a Primary Source?
A primary source is a document, speech, or other type of evidence written, created or otherwise produced during the time under study. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event.
Primary Documents in American History
The Library of Congress is home to many of the most important documents in American history. This Web site provides links to materials digitized from the collections of the Library of Congress that supplement and enhance the study of these crucial documents.
State Digital Resources
The extensive collections at the Library of Congress contain historic artifacts and cultural materials from across the U.S. Click on the interactive map to see select items from your state.