HISTORY/JOURN 560 - History of Mass Communication - Archives Intro (Fall 2020) : Welcome
What Are Archives?
This page provides guidance on finding and using archival material pertinent to your class both online and in-person.
But what, exactly are archives? Unlike materials held in libraries, which have all been published (meaning, they were created with the intention of making many copies available to many people), archives are unpublished material. They are evidence of everyday life and business created for a purpose other than having them used by outside people. Archives can be any format of material, such as letters, diaries, meeting minutes, photographs, or tweets. Archival collections are kept together in groups based on their creator.