Clear and to the Point

24 December, 2009

Archival research—a survival guide

Filed under: online resources,Web — monado @ 12:44

Here’s some good advice for researchers, from an article at the American Historical Association: “A Survival Guide to Archival Research.” It’s like the advice for air travel: Bring snacks; know the schedule & procedures; bring waterless hand-wipes & hand lotion, Band-Aids & minor medical supplies; bring paper & pencil. Unlike in air travel, the authors suggest leaving pens at home so as not to smear original documents and frown on chocolate in the snacks for the same reason. I think I’d add water to the survival supplies and white gloves to the document-protecting equipment.

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