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Using Physical & Digital Archives in your Research: Where to find physical & digital archives collections

The Good News is that they are everywhere...

The Bad news is that there is not a single source to find them all in one search.

Things to consider:

What are your criteria? (the must haves when searching for physical & digital archival content): geographic, type of content, representation of specific populations, age of content, format of content, other?


Some Finding Aids on finding digital and physical archives include:


The National Archives:  Archival Research Catalog 

OAIster: a union catalog created from the Open Archives Initiatives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting

and there are many others

Hamline Research Guide: Locating and Accessing Primary Documents