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SPN 333/368 Defining Moments in the Hispanic World

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What is a primary source?

A primary source is a document, recording, or object that was created at the time being studied.  Some examples are:

Written sources: diaries, autobiographies, transcripts of speeches, letters, newspaper articles, official documents, flyers, posters

Audiovisual sources: news film footage, recordings of speeches, interviews, songs, photographs, drawings

Objects: clothing, buttons, piece of pottery, Pablo Neruda's house

Latin American Primary Sources