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Jillian Russo

JILLIAN RUSSO is curator at the Art Students League of New York.

The Unreliability of Primary Sources

Parsing out what you know and what you don’t know from archival material is an intrinsic part of research. Archives and other primary sources are generally considered more reliable than secondary sources, such as art criticism, theoretical studies, and historical texts, because they are first-hand accounts.

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2019

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