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Module 1: What are primary sources?

Examples of primary sources:
Institutional records

Every organization produces records in the course of its everyday operations, and these serve to document the activities, transactions, and functions of the organization. A few examples of the many types of organizational records are: financial records, reports, meeting minutes, emails, memos, publicity materials, and internal publications like newsletters.

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typed IUB minutes

First page of the minutes of a meeting of the Illini Union Board on May 26, 1948. (Click to enlarge image).

Facilities and Services
Illini Union Illini Union Board Minutes, 1942-43, 1948-65, 1988-2000
Record Series 37/7/1

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