Primary sources in art may take many forms, including:
When searching Primo, try these terms to find primary sources:
ARTstor is a large collection of digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences from museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates. Click on the ARTstor logo to begin your search.
The Archives & Special Collections collects, preserves, and makes available primary source material documenting life at the University as well as collections representing regional, national and international issues.
A small selection of material is listed below, for additional sources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Abby Williams Hill papers, 1880s-1930s, include diaries, letters, photographs, and papers documenting the life and work of a female painter and social activist in the early 20th century.
Migeon, Gaston, Arts plastiques et industriels, 1927.
Remington, Frederic, Done in the open: drawings, 1902.
The Archives & Special Collections holds a wonderful collection of artists' books (limit the location to Archives & Special Collections on the left), representing local, regional, and national artists.
In addition, a small portion of photographs, historical documents, and digitized material are available online. You can also browse archival and manuscript collections as well as rare books on Primo (limit the location to Archives & Special Collections on the left).
Primary sources are original, uninterpreted information. Scholars analyze primary sources in order to answer research questions. Examples of primary sources vary by discipline.
Examples in the humanities:
Examples in the social sciences:
Example in the sciences:
Spring 2020 update:
The Archives & Special Collections is currently unable to host in-person researchers. If you need assistance or would like to set up a virtual appointment, please email us at email@example.com.
A small selection of digitized material from the Archives & Special Collections is available online 24/7.