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Residential Schools: Primary Sources

About Primary Sources

Primary sources are original sources that first report on research or an idea. In other words, they are documents or records that contain firsthand reports or original data on a topic. Examples of primary sources include:

  • newspapers
  • interviews
  • research reports
  • scholarly journal articles
  • conference proceedings
  • diaries
  • letters
  • memoirs
  • original manuscripts
  • photographs
  • drawings
  • film footage
  • sheet music

Primary Sources

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