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Research Basics with the National Archives, Winter '13

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Research Basics with the National Archives, Winter '13

Learn to use government archives to focus and simplify your search for primary sources.

If you need quick answers, you can phone Carol during business hours (8:30 - 5:00 M-F) at the archives.  206-336-5151.

Class materials will begin to disappear in the right column after Lesson 7.  Please click VIEW ALL to see lessons 8-9-10 and any additional materials.

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Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2013

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FINAL PROJECTS 44 Replies

There is a 5 MG limit to load materials on this website, so keep that in mind when you are downloading your final project.  Can't wait to see your presentations!  Carol Continue

Started by Carol Buswell. Last reply by Bev Thornburg Apr 29, 2013.

Lesson 10

THIS DISCUSSION IS FOR ANY LAST MINUTE QUESTIONSFor lesson 10Read  Lesson 10, being sure to click on the Lesson 10 REVIEW link.FINAL PROJECTI will post another discussion board for you to post your final projects. Only as an alternate method, you…Continue

Started by Carol Buswell Apr 1, 2013.

Lesson 9 Discussion 19 Replies

Please tell us about ONE lesson plan or activity you discovered in the materials for this lesson and why you chose it.   I can see some that I THINK you will be excited about. Remember, with the National Archives facility materials ONLY, to copy the…Continue

Started by Carol Buswell. Last reply by Dallas Price Apr 21, 2013.

Lesson 8 25 Replies

This is where you will tell us about THE ONE exhibit, collection, or interactive website you reviewed thoroughly (after just poking around in many) for today's lesson. I am hoping each of you chooses a different one, but of course there are no…Continue

Started by Carol Buswell. Last reply by Dallas Price Apr 21, 2013.

Lesson 7 32 Replies

 Read the following about Learning to Love Basic Archival ResearchLesson 7 - Learning to Love Basic Archival Research Assignment:  Come up…Continue

Started by Carol Buswell. Last reply by Dallas Price Apr 9, 2013.

SAMPLE SEARCHES 16 Replies

Here is where we would like for you to put your specific search problems.  Hopefully, we can all learn from each other as a result.  We want you to be able to find as much as possible online by using the principles taught in this class.  Often this…Continue

Started by Carol Buswell. Last reply by Carol Buswell Apr 12, 2013.

Individual people and NARA records 3 Replies

Ladies and gentlemen, First, I apologize for the absence; it has been a bit frantic here. Next, I wanted to leave a small note regarding the choosing of topics. I have gotten a few emails from regarding wanting to work on specific people, and that…Continue

Started by Robyn Dexter. Last reply by Sarah Albert Feb 28, 2013.

Lesson 6 50 Replies

 Here is where you add what you found on ARC this week.  Keep in mind that learning this is an exercise that will serve you well when searching on OPA or the search engines of other archival facilities.  This is particularly true when you…Continue

Started by Carol Buswell. Last reply by Robyn Dexter Apr 5, 2013.

Doccy and Nat become an item 3 Replies

Here it is.  My masterpiece :)Continue

Started by Greg Eschenlohr. Last reply by Dallas Price Mar 16, 2013.

Lesson 5 Discussion 63 Replies

 Here is where you post what you found using the search engines described in today's lesson.  I'm really anxious to see what you came up with. Continue

Started by Carol Buswell. Last reply by Robyn Dexter Apr 5, 2013.

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