Additional Resources

Additional Online Resources

University Resources

The University Archives gradually is publishing online finding aids to its collections. In addition to these, the archives directs researchers to other resources that can be helpful for learning more about the university's history.

External Resources

Researchers will also find numerous archival resources on the Internet. See below for brief descriptions of some of these and use the links to access some popular references.

  • Using Archives: A Guide to Effective Research
    First-time archives users frequently experience something of a culture shock as they struggle to adapt to new concepts and procedures. This guide, produced by the Society of American Archivists, introduces new users to some of the “customs” of archives.
  • Archives hub at the centre of great research
    The Archives Hub provides a gateway to thousands of the UK’s richest archives. Representing over 220 institutions across the country, the Archives Hub is an effective way to discover unique and often little-known sources to support your research.
  • Handling Harvard’s Special Collections
    Handling Harvard’s Special Collections, demonstrates basic handling procedures for bound, unbound, and oversized collection materials. The video is a wonderful resource for students, faculty, and patrons planning to use special collections, and is scripted so that it is not related to any one library.
  • Collections of Primary Sources
    The Library of Congress, public libraries, and individual institutions provide easy access to a wide range of primary sources (texts, speeches, photos, broadsides, newspapers, to mention a few):
    Making of America;
    History and Politics Out Loud;
    American Memory Project