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Biographical Sources

Primary Sources

Primary sources are materials in a variety of formats that serve as original evidence documenting a time period, an event, a work, people, or ideas.1 For modern architecture they include architect's writings, interviews, correspondence, as well as sketches, plans, photographs and the building itself. 

1. Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy. Developed by the ACRL RBMS1-SAA2Joint Task Force on the Development of Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy, 2018


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Barb Prior, Librarian

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Barbara Prior
Clarence Ward Art Library
Allen Art Building
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