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A service that provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions from collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.
Topically-focused collections of historical documents from the Middle Ages forward.
The following is a list of collections held by the MoMA Archives.
If the desired collection is known, researchers may click on a collection’s title to access its finding aid. Finding aids serve to assist the researcher in requesting items from the collection by providing a summary of a collection’s history and arrangement, information about its creator, and an inventory of its contents.
Primary Sources provide first hand testimony of direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation. They can include autobiographies, memoirs, oral histories, letters, anything that occurred during the actual time period. In art, it can be a little tricky. If for instance you are studying the copy, Sturtevant's Johns Target with Four Faces (1986), then the 1986 image is your PRIMARY Source and teh original piece it is copying, Jasper John's Target with Four Faces (1955) would then be a secondary source.