HU 3900: Inquiry Seminar - History of Scientific Illustration

Resources useful for students enrolled in HU3900 History of Scientific Illustration with Constance Clark as Instructor

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Primary Sources

What are Primary Sources?

Primary sources are materials that provide firsthand testimony or the closest evidence to a subject under investigation. Researchers often use these firsthand accounts of specific events, or direct investigations to understand events from the viewpoint of people living during that time period.

Examples of Primary Sources

  • Diaries / Personal journals
  • News stories
  • Congressional hearings
  • Interviews
  • Oral traditions
  • Oral histories
  • Letters
  • Manuscripts
  • Laboratory notes
  • Field observations
  • Visual documents Including: * maps * photographs * films * paintings * other types of artwork

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