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
Considering Research in Film and Television Archives?
By Douglas Gomery
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.
The Smithsonian website provides a wealth of information to researchers.
Those interested in genealogical research may want to access these websites.