These are sources that you are generally analyzing or interpreting as a component of your research.
Where do I find primary sources?
Primary sources are often reproduced in books, or digitized and available through libraries or museums directly. Others require visiting a physical archive.
What are examples of primary sources in art history?
|letters or correspondence btw. artists, patrons, dealers, etc.||exhibition reviews or catalogs (documenting works shown at an exhibit)|
|records of auctions, sales, or payments||maps or travelogues|
|oral histories, memoirs, or autobiographies||paintings, photographs, prints, fashion, furniture, and other original objects|
Find art history primary sources in these books, library catalogs and digital collections:
You can also view more guides to History and Primary Source Research to see primary source collections by time period and geographic region.