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Introduction to Primary Source Documents

The Atomic Heritage Foundation has many primary sources in its archives. One of its major missions is to make as many of these documents as possible available to the public. Before beginning your research into primary documents, AHF suggests reading the brief introduction to the role and use of primary documents in research.

Primary Document Examples

Courtesy of UC-Berkeley Library.

Approach to Research: The Document-Based Question (DBQ)