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William Simpson

A Rookie’s Guide to Archival Research

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One of my favorite aspects of serving as the History Unfolded community manager is all of the unexpected and wonderful connections that result from our networking efforts. This past spring, we reached out to Professor Elizabeth Heineman at the University of Iowa to let her know about History Unfolded. During our phone chat, Dr. Heineman told us about a project of her own, and we realized that we could help her as much as she could help us. Read More


Micro…what? How to Use Microfilm!

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So you decided you are going to tackle our challenge to research newspapers on a microfilm reader. Only problem is…what is microfilm? How to begin? This video will hopefully answer all of your questions. Your local library may have its own microfilm readers. Ask your librarian for assistance in using one if so.

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