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History

Oral Sources

When thinking about what constitutes a primary source, here are some major types:

Speeches
Anecdotes
Sagas
Oral histories
Music Interviews (not videotaped)
Ballads
Legends
Telephone conversations
Recordings (tape & records)
Myths

From Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in History Craver, Kathleen, D 16.2 .C79 1999, p.19