Primary Sources, as opposed to secondary sources, are those sources which are written in the first-person during the time period in which the event or person existed.
Examples of such sources are: diaries, oral histories, and interviews.
These items can usually be found in a book, magazine, newspaper, or in an archive collection, such as in a museum or a library's archives and special collections department.
Secondary Sources exist to relay a narrative about a specific event, person or issue originally documented in a primary source.
Formats you may need to access to obtain your primary source:
Newspaper indexes or articles