Learn about the important role that archives play in preserving our records of enduring historical value. Housed within the walls of local government archives, these records document the legal rights of the people, provide for government accountability, tell the story of local communities, and provide all area residents with a common sense of identity. This lecture examines the differences between a local government archival repository and a typical special collections archival repository. Additionally, it discusses the types of records that are often available in a local government repository and how those records can be useful in research.
Sponsored by Miami University Libraries; Department of History; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies