Primary sources are the direct, uninterpreted records of the subject of your research project. As such, a primary source can be almost anything, depending on the subject and purpose of your research. Be creative in thinking of possible relevant primary sources of information on your topic.
To find archival and manuscript material held at the MSU Libraries, perform an an "Advanced Keyword" search. In the first box, type your search term(s). In the second box, change "Any Field" to "Subject" and use one of the following:
The link below connects to the online version of a 2008 exhibit in the Special Collections department of the Michigan State University Libraries. It introduces the many types of primary sources used by researchers, with examples from Special Collections.