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Preparing for Archival Research: Home
Preparing for Archival Research
"How and where do I begin?"
Below are selected tools to help start your research in the Gerth Archives & Special Collections. These resources have been written to assist in understanding primary source research and what you can expect when you enter our physical and online spaces.
This page identifies every section of a finding aid. Much like a library book or article record, descriptive information in a finding helps researchers decide if content is relevant to their research topic.
These research guides are arranged by topic and include some of the most prevalent topics in our collections.
Collection Finding Aids
The Gerth Archives publish finding aids to promote discovery of materials in our repositories. We currently publish these in two places.