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Westborough High School Library: Primary Sources

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Historical Archives - Wesborough

(Contains Historical Archives of Westborough)


(Contains Historical Archives of Westborough) 



(WHS YEARBOOKS 1885-2012)


On the Beaten Path: Westborough, MA Digital book 


Primary Sources

What are primary sources?

Primary sources are the evidence of history, original records or objects created by participants or observers at the time historical events occurred or even well after events, as in memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include but are not limited to: letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, maps, speeches, interviews, documents produced by government agencies, photographs, audio or video recordings, born-digital items (e.g. emails), research data, and objects or artifacts (such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons).