History: A Research Guide|
Archives and Manuscript Collections
In addition to the sites noted below, check the State and Regional History and Subject Index sections of this guide for references to print and electronic guides to archives and manuscript collections.
Abraham, Terry. Repositories
of Primary Sources [online]. 1995- [cited 20 June
1997]. Updated frequently. Available from:
Pankin, Mary Faith. Archival Sites for Women's Studies [online]. March 1997 [cited 25 May 1997]. Available from: http://home.gwu.edu/~mfpankin/archwss.htm.
History in Archival Collections [online]. San Antonio: Archives for
Research on Women and Gender, University of Texas at San Antonio,
1996- . Updated frequently. Available from:
Some of the better known collections are listed below:
DeWitt, Donald L., comp. Articles Describing Archives and Manuscript Collections in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography. Bibliographies and Indexes in Library and Information Science, no. 11. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1997.
------. Guides to Archives and Manuscript Collections in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography. Bibliographies and Indexes in Library and Information Science, no. 8. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1994.
Hinding, Andrea, ed. Women's History Sources: A Guide to Archives
and Manuscript Collections in the United States. New York: R. R.
Bowker, 1979. 2 vols.
National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in the United States. 2d ed. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1988. 853p.
National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United
States. Alexandria, Va.: Chadwyck-Healey, 1983- . Microform with
Archives USA [database]. Alexandria, Va.: Chadwyck-Healey,
1997- . Updated annually.
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1962- .
RLG's Archival Resources [database]. Mountain View, Calif.:
Research Libraries Group, 1998- . Continuously updated.
WorldCat [database]. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC. Updated daily.
RLIN AMC File
[online database]. Available from: lcweb.loc.gov/z3950/rlinamc.html.
Brooks, Phillip Coolidge. Research in Archives: The Use of Unpublished Primary Sources. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, . 127p.
Burke, Frank G. Research and the Manuscript Tradition. In
assoication with the Society of American Archivists. Lanham, Md.:
Scarecrow Press, 1997.
Kaplan, Diane E., and William R. Massa, Jr. Using Manuscripts & Archives: A Tutorial [online]. New Haven, Conn.: Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, updated 2000 [cited 21 September 2000]. Available from: http://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/tutorial/tutorial.htm.
Larsen, John C., ed. Researcher's Guide to Archives and Regional
History Sources. Hamden, Conn.: Library Professional Publications,
Miller, Leon C. Ready,
'Net, Go!: Internet Resources for Archives
[online]. [cited 20 June 1997]. Available from:
Todd Library, Middle Tennessee State University