Using Archives: A Guide

4 April 2014
It's free. It's downloadable. The Society of American Archivists has an indispensable e-book: Using Archives: A Guide to Effective Research.  Among its topics:
  • Types of Archives
  • Finding and Evaluating Archives
  • Requesting Materials Remotely
  • Planning to Visit an Archives
  • Typical Usage Guidelines in Archival Repositories
  • Notes on Copyright, Restrictions, and Unprocessed Collections
  • Additional Resources
  • Appendix: Sample Annotated Finding Aid

Don't miss its "Repositories of Primary Sources" (accessible from p. 4 of the ebook). This page provides links to over 5,000 archives around the world. Using Archives: A Guide to Effective Research | Society of American Archivists.

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