Want to find information from the time period your design object was created? Primary sources are materials directly related to a topic by time or participation and include interviews, historical newspapers, and more. In contrast, secondary sources interpret or analyze historical events or circumstances. Examples of secondary sources include scholarly or popular books and articles, reference books, and textbooks.
You can consult this Finding Primary Sources website on the Gleeson website for more primary source ideas. A few ideas are listed below, too.