Resources for Historical Researchers

Perspectives articles on historical research and the historical profession

The National Archives: Issues for Historians
By John W. Carlin

History, Memory, Research, and the Schools: A Report on the Pittsburgh Conference
By Peter Seixas, Peter Stearns, and Sam Wineburg

Coming In from the Cold
By David Wolff

Grierson Scholarships and the "Agents of Social Change Project": New Research Opportunities in Women's History
By Margaret Jessup and Marla R. Miller

Beyond Words: Reviewing Motion Pictures
By Mark Carnes

Moscow's Archives and the New History of the Communist Party of the United States
By Randi Storch

"Out of the Rubble": Building a Contemporary History Archive—The Oklahoma City National Memorial Archives
By Carol Brown

Considering Research in Film and Television Archives?
By Douglas Gomery

The Price of the Past: Preserving the Freedmen's Bureau Papers
By Kate Masur

Links to sites with related information

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
The National Archives preserves American history and oversees the management of all federal records. Its website is a necessary first step for any researcher hoping to access its records.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress serves research needs with its 22 reading rooms on Capitol Hill and this excellent website.

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
The CRLCATALOG includes location, circulation and order information for CRL library materials.

UCLA Film and Television Archive's Research & Study Center
The UCLA Film and Television Archive contains over 220,000 films and television programs, and 27 million feet of newsreel footage.

Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian website provides a wealth of information to researchers.

National Genealogical Society

Family Search
Those interested in genealogical research may want to access these websites.