Archives 101

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This presentation is a basic overview of archives operations.


<ul><li>1.More Than Just Dusty Papers Whats in the Archives for YOU?</li></ul> <p>2. 3. 4. Types of Archival Repositories </p> <ul><li>Collecting Archives </li></ul> <ul><li>In-House Archives </li></ul> <p>5. The Archives Reading Room 6. 7. The Reference Interview 8. Primary Sources: Formats 9. Primary Sources: General Types </p> <ul><li>Personal </li></ul> <ul><li>Legal </li></ul> <ul><li>Social </li></ul> <ul><li>Organizational</li></ul> <p>10. Primary Sources </p> <ul><li>A primary source is distinguished from a secondary source by the fact that the former gives the words of the witnesses or first recorders of an event. </li></ul> <p>11. Archives vs. Libraries </p> <ul><li>Libraries document a subject </li></ul> <ul><li>Archivists are cuter </li></ul> <ul><li>Libraries maintain single, published items </li></ul> <ul><li>Patrons do not necessarily require the assistance of a librarian </li></ul> <p>12. Documentation of Regional History </p> <ul><li>Oral Histories </li></ul> <ul><li>Mining History </li></ul> <ul><li>DominicJacobettiPapers </li></ul> <ul><li>Government Bruce Sarjeant x1580 </li></ul> <p>Garment Workers Strike, Gossard Garment Company, Ishpeming, 1949 13. 14. 15. 16. A Question or Problem </p> <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul> <ul><li>Analysis </li></ul> <ul><li>Interpretation </li></ul> <ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul> <p>Let the evidence lead you where it will. 17. External Criticism </p> <ul><li>Where? </li></ul> <ul><li>When? </li></ul> <ul><li>Why? </li></ul> <ul><li>Whom? </li></ul> <p>18. Internal Criticism </p> <ul><li>Can you detect any bias or prejudice that calls into question the authors argument? </li></ul> <ul><li>Does the author make warranted or unwarranted claims? </li></ul> <p>19. Thank You! </p> <ul><li><ul><li>Marcus C. Robyns, CA </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>227-1046 </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></li></ul>