Women's History Research in Archives : Introduction
About This Guide
Beginning to do archival research can be a bit confusing and intimidating because archives use different organizational methods and have more restrictive access systems than libraries.
This guide will help you research women's history in archives by teaching how to find relevant archives and how to get the most out of archival organization.
Ways to Use This Guide
Follow links and use search tips to find digitized archival materials available online or reproductions of archival materials in a library near you. See the Primary Sources tab
Find an archive devoted to your research topic or with the papers of a particular person, organization or institution. Get tips and explanations that will help you get the most out of your research time when you visit.
Read the whole guide and combine numerous strategies as appropriate to different aspects of your research project.