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would a newspaper article written in 1905 on an event be considered as a- 

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16 deviants said primary source (plEase explain why in a comment asdfghjkl I'm dying)
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10 deviants said secondary source (^^^^)

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Jemanite Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
It depends!!
If the article was about an event happening AT THE TIME, then it would be considered a primary source.
If the article was talking an event that had already happened quite some time ago, then it would be considered a secondary source.
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Jemanite Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
The only exception I can think would be like if someone was giving a /personal/ account of an event quite some time after the event actually happened. That would still be considered primary, bc the person talking was directly involved and their account would not have changed whether they gave it 2 minutes after what happened or 20 years. //ignoring the facts of memory and bias jdjkkek
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puppyycat Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
if the source was created at the time the event in history was occurring (in your case if the event happened around 1905) it's primary
if the source was created after the time of the event (in your case say the thing in history you're studying actually happened in the 1600s or something) it would be secondary

hope that helps?
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lonestrays Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
disclaimer i’m not entirely sure it’s been a while since i’ve done primary n secondary sources but-

if it was about an event happening THEN and the reporters or whatever were there / got info directly i’m pretty sure it’s primary

a secondary source would be using information from an essay about this article - the information in there wasn’t direvtly from the event, it’s secondhand
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sharrkiies Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
ooo, gotcha !! t's actually these three here I'm trying to identify for a history assignment due in a few hours, but I keep getting mixed answers if I think too hard;
iht-retrospective.blogs.nytime… alphahistory.com/russianrevolu… alphahistory.com/russianrevolu… !! it's a source analysis and I've never been good at identifying wether something is primary / secondary, sobs
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Lif0rneir0a Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Because its information back then, Im sure if its about something extremely imoprtant though there is updated ones that should be the primary source
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sharrkiies Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
ahh that's true !! it's actually these three here I'm trying to identify for a history assignment due in a few hours;
iht-retrospective.blogs.nytime… alphahistory.com/russianrevolu… alphahistory.com/russianrevolu… !! it's a source analysis and I've never been good at identifying wether something is primary / secondary, sobs
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