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What's a Primary Source?
A primary source is a document, speech, or other type of evidence written, created or otherwise produced during the time under study. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event.
National Gallery of Art
Located in Washington, DC, the National Gallery of Art collection spans a large swath of European and American art and includes drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures from the 18th century to present-day.
Smithsonian Archives of American Art
Includes letters, photographs, oral histories, sketches, scrapbooks, and other documents surrounding the United States' contributions to the visual arts.