The "Library of Congress, repository of more primary source collections and more primary source expertise than any other institution in the world… [says]:
Primary sources are original items or records that have survived from the past, such as clothing, letters, photographs, and manuscripts. They were part of a direct personal experience of a time or event.
Other cultural institutions may offer variations on the Library of Congress definition, but all of them list some combination of the following:
Johnson, Mary. (2009). Primary Source Teaching the Web 2.0 Way. Linwood Publishing, Inc. Worthington, Ohio.
If you need help finding primary sources, please contact the Women's and Gender Studies Librarian, Julie Leuzinger.