Primary sources are first-hand accounts, in a range of formats. Some examples include:
Memoirs, diaries, letters, interviews and other first-person accounts
Official publications, government documents, court reports and police records
Newspaper and magazine articles from the period under study
Paintings or photographs
Film and television programs
Print and television advertising
The format will vary from topic to topic. It may be a diary, correspondence, newspaper accounts, a painting, etc. from the period of study, as well as electronic, microfilm, and printed collections of these documents published at a later date.