ART 120: Prehistoric through Medieval

Early Art History

About Primary Sources

Primary sources are diaries, treaties, newspaper articles, interviews, photographs, and other materials that were created during the time period of study.  Keep in mind that many different types of materials count as primary sources -- music, art, even advertisements. 

WORLDCAT searches for Primary Sources

Tip:  when searching for primary sources in a library catalog, try adding the word SOURCES as a subject to your topic.

​Civilization, Ancient -- Sources
Manners and customs -- History -- Sources
Social history -- Sources
Sumerians -- Social life and customs
History Ancient -- Sources