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HIST 4797: Honors Methods and Practice

This course will teach you how to approach the researching and writing of an honors history thesis

Using the Manuscript Collections

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While using manuscript collections, please help us preserve our materials by following a few rules:

1. Only use pencil when using Special Collections materials.

2. Use only one folder at a time.

3. Handle documents with care by turning pages in folders as if you were turning the pages of a book.

4. Keep the documents in the same order.

5. Do not place personal items such as paper/notes books on top of Special Collections materials when taking notes.

Searching Archival Collections Worldwide

While most processed archival collections can be searched through Google, there are various tools designed to help you search these collections.

Suggested Manuscript Collections