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Introduction to Archival Research

Get started understanding how to find and use archival collections in your school work, professional research, or family research.

Primary sources

Image credit: University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor's Office records, CU Boulder Libraries

Recommended resources

Some content in this section is adapted from "Archival Research," City University of New York Graduate Center,



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Rare and Distinctive Collections


Classroom: Norlin M350B

Reading Room: Norlin E1B43