What are primary sources? Primary sources provide firsthand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic or question under investigation.
They are usually created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being documented. Often these sources are created at the time when the events or conditions are occurring, but primary sources can also include autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories recorded later.
Source: Primary Sources at Yale
Here are some external resources to explore for primary resources:
In the America: History and Life with Full Text and the Academic Search Ultimate databases, you can tailor your search specifically for images.
Note: If you select an image to view, there is additional information including the permissions.