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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.

Material from the Helen Fisher Papers, including a diary and photographs of a farmhouse, portrait of a man, and people posing at a dinner

Image credit: Material from Helen Fischer papers, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

  Some content in this section is adapted from "Introduction to Archives" (King's College Cambridge)  and "Using Archives: A Guide to Effective Research" (Society of American Archivists)

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Rare and Distinctive Collections


Classroom: Norlin M350B

Reading Room: Norlin E1B43