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 (see left).
Researchers will also find numerous archival resources on the Internet. See below for brief descriptions of some of these and use the links at right to access some popular references.
Perpetual Calendar is produced and maintained by University of Notre Dame. It is a program that generates calendars for any year.
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.
Conversations with Myself: “60 Minutes” segment that focuses on a contemporary and high profile use of Archives
In October 2010, “60 Minutes” featured a full segment on archives, centered around the publication of Nelson Mandela’s new book, Conversations with Myself, which contains Mandela’s reflections and stories, his joys and sorrows, taken from his private archives, focusing on the inner motivations animating the public man and international icon. Archivist Terry Cook reports that “there are lots of shots of archival records and archival stacks from the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Centre for Memory in South Africa, and the personal, emotive, political, and symbolic powers of the archival record are abundantly clear.”
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).