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AR 338 Surrealism: Primary Sources

A short guide to recommended research databases and resources

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Primary Resources from the Colby College Libraries

Locate obvious primary sources in the Colby Catalog by using an artist/author name (or the term "surrealism") and a term such as: sources, letters, texts, autobiographies, manifestoes, diaries, interviews, or another term from the list below. The library also subscribes to many online primary resource collections: textual, media, visual, and music. Colby's Special Collections provides a wealth of materials relating specifically to the College and other literary and historical collections. 

Other types of primary sources:

  • art works, illustrations, prints
  • exhibition reviews of surrealist artists from period newspapers or magazines
  • diaries
  • dialogues
  • speeches
  • photographs
  • autobiographies
  • self portraits
  • ephemera (e.g. posters, broadsides, advertisements)
  • original works for performance (film, drama or musical theater/opera playscript or libretto, dance, theater /stage designs)
  • original works of music (music score, sound recording)
  • original works of literature (poetry, drama, fiction, etc.)

Source Readings in Surrealism

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