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Finding Archives for North American History

Searching for archives and manuscript collections for your research into North American History? Here's how to start.


Use BruKnow to carry out a keyword search on Guide AND Archive* or Guide AND Manscript* (the asterisk will pick up singular and plural versions of the word). These searches will bring up a number of useful directories to collections. Some are older (but still relevant) print guides. Many of these are specific to particular geographic locations or topics.

Sinagua Site, Montezuma Well, Arizona. Photo by Karen Bouchard. Luna Collection.


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