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Researching Historical Context

Part of your work will consist of developing an introduction to contextualize the document(s) you are editing. This page offers some suggestions on how to get started on this, once you have identified the materials with which you'd like to work, or as you are conducting that process.

The Archive Itself

In many cases, the best place to start is at the repository that holds the document(s). The archivists at that institution may be able to orient you and point you to resources. Please contact Dr. McCarl if you need help making contact. 

The Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Remote Access

If you are off campus, log in through Remote Access to be able to access all library resources.

One Search

The search box on the main page of the library's site is One Search, which sees into most of resources to which the library has access. The "Advanced Search" to set options and limit your results.

Research Consultations

The Library offers one-on-one research consultations via Zoom and phone. You can make an appointment online. Be sure to indicate on the form the nature of your request, so that the librarian can prepare in advance of your appointment.